Monday, February 25, 2013

FICTION for ADULTS: Some Like It Hawk by Donna Andrews

Some Like it Hawk

Meg is coordinating the Caerphilly Days festival which is actually a very loud cover event for an act of subterfuge going on in town. A lender has foreclosed on all the public buildings in town, forcing the employees and city offices to evacuate and/or re-locate (the library moved into Meg's house). Everyone was evacuated from the court house by the town clerk, Mr. Throckmorton, who barricaded himself in the basement over a year ago. He gets supplies through a secret tunnel that has been camouflaged by the locals and is currently hidden by the festival. But when someone is shot right in front of the barricade in the court house basement. Mr. Throckmorton's stand off is in danger - as is his freedom as he is one of the suspects in the murder investigation. Thanks to a community of friends and family, Meg is able to take care of her twin sons and the festival while also snooping into the murder. Good thing she is, too, because the town and her own home are in jeopardy if she can't figure out whodunit.

This was a great mystery! Meg's family members play a smaller role in this story, but they are just as fun as ever. The story shows more of the town's folks and the political situation in Caerphilly. Satisfying resolution to the murder - it wasn't obvious, but all the pieces were there all along. Plenty of twists and turns to keep readers turning pages all the way to the end.

4 out of 5 stars

Recommended for: fans of the series, cozy mystery fans

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