The Falcon Always Wings Twice: A Meg Langslow Mystery
Minotaur, 2020 (2020)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
'm addicted to Donna Andrews' witty, wacky and entertaining Meg Langslow mysteries and always enjoy spending time with Meg and her ever growing entourage. So I dived into
The Falcon Always Wings Twice
, the twenty seventh in this delightful series.
he settings are always new and intriguing. This time, it's a Renaissance Faire, hosted at grandmother Cordelia's craft center. As always, Meg has been enlisted to keep everything (and everybody) running smoothly and, as always, there's a difficult customer for her to deal with.
wo dozen actors, musicians and acrobats have been hired to play roles in the
, semi-improvisational entertainment going on daily at the Faire, in '
the troubled kingdom of Albion.
' Meg's husband Michael plays the Duke of Waterston.
he troublemaker is Terence, who enjoys his role as Albion's archvillain a little too much and constantly causes trouble with other cast members. Complicating matters, Grandfather shows up. He's brought wrens, thinking the Renaissance Festival was a Wren Festival!
eg consoles him by sending him to look over the falcons, and he quickly takes on the role of court alchemist. Of course, Meg soon has a murder to solve, with a few related puzzles popping up along the way. She catches both a creep and a killer. Great fun, as always!
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