Swan for the Money
Time to weed out a killer!Meg Langslow’s eccentric parents have a new hobby: growing roses and entering them in highly competitive shows. Dad’s gardening skill and Mother’s gift for selecting and arranging the blossoms should make them an unbeatable team—and Meg is relieved they’ve taken up such... show more
Time to weed out a killer!Meg Langslow’s eccentric parents have a new hobby: growing roses and entering them in highly competitive shows. Dad’s gardening skill and Mother’s gift for selecting and arranging the blossoms should make them an unbeatable team—and Meg is relieved they’ve taken up such a safe, gentle hobby. She even volunteers to help when the Caerphilly Garden Club sponsors its first annual rose show. But after a few hours of dealing with her parents’ competitors, Meg sees trouble... “As usual in this hilarious series…a good time is guaranteed for everyone except Meg.”—Kirkus Reviews Rose growers are so cut-throat that they will do nearly anything to win the Black Swan trophy—making them all prime suspects when Meg discovers that someone is attempting to kill the wealthy woman on whose estate the competition is being held. Meg tries to leave the detecting to the local police and focus on the competition. But she just can’t help getting her hands dirty when lives are at stake… “Andrews always leavens the mayhem with laughs.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
Publish date: July 21st 2009
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Meg Langslow (#11)
Always a delight. This entire book covers only two days in Meg's life, but, boy, are they filled with activity. You will get tired just reading about her two days!
There were a few comedic high points that had me laughing, mainly Meg's interactions with the animals. However, it lacked a certain level of zaniness I was expecting. Family involvement felt limited and maybe that was the problem. Still a good read and I'm definitely continuing with the next book...
Rating: 3.5* of fiveI love this most recent entry in the Meg Langslow mystery series, set in fictional Caerphilly County, Virginia, and featuring the indefatigable Meg and her motley crew of relatives and neighbors in crime-solving antics reminiscent of the glory days of Harold Lloyd.What fun, of co...