Let It Crow! Let It Crow! Let It Crow! Book Review
| Let It Crow! Let It Crow! Let It Crow!
|October 10, 2023, Minotaur Books
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Believe it or not, Let It Crow! Let It Crow! Let It Crow! is the 34th installment of the popular Meg Langslow Mystery series by award winning author Donna Andrews. Who knew that Meg and her blacksmithing could turn into that many well-written and fun novels. In this novel, Meg finds herself competing in a reality television show after her mentor, Faulk, is attacked and can’t compete due to a broken arm. One of the contestants is caught by Meg trying to sabotage the other contestants; he is later found murdered, and since the police aren’t finding the actual murderer quickly, Meg investigates. The novel takes place at Ragnar’s castle, and that adds some charm and mystery, since most readers only dream of hanging out in a castle.
While some readers have most likely followed Meg through all the installments, there are also those who haven’t read the previous novels. However, Andrews presents the characters in such a way that this novel can be read as a standalone and still have an enjoyable reading experience. Meg, et al, are well developed, and Andrews is an excellent storyteller, so the novel is easy to follow. There are plenty of twists and turns in this novel, and the suspense builds throughout.
This series is quite unique because of Meg’s occupation as an ornamental blacksmith – hardly any readers are actually familiar with the particulars in blacksmithing, and it makes for interesting reading, and even a bit of knowledge on the subject.
All told, this is a fun cozy mystery. Many first-time readers of the series will want to pick up the previous novels, as the characters are likeable and interesting.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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