Series: Meg Langslow Mysteries (4)

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This humorous series centers around Meg Langslow, a blacksmith.   She specializes in decorative items, not horse-shoeing, and attends various craft fairs.   Meg is formidably organized and capable, and entirely too easily persuaded to take on vast projects: running her brother's office, planning three weddings in one summer, putting on the town parade, etc.   Modest projects that she plans herself, like a yard sale, have a way of morphing into a fair with tents when her relatives get involved.

And she does have a lot of relatives.   Her mother (née Hollingsworth) has a vast clan of relatives with all the pluses and minuses that that entails.

The problem is that a dead body always turns up in proximity to one of these large events.   Meg's father, an avid mystery-reader and physician always want to get involved.   Meg is a little less enthused, but her tendency to get put in charge of things usually results in her helping with the investigation.


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