Murder with Peacocks – Donna Andrews

3.5/5 Crazy Peacocks

On The Back:

Three Weddings…And a Murder

So far Meg Langslow’s summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she’s maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones–each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the lawn. Only help from the town’s drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors.

And, in a whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests’ closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she’s found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents–some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg’s to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer–before the next catered event is her own funeral…

My Thoughts:

Though this books tarted off slow, it soon sped up to a great read that I’m sure I’ll come back to again.

I really liked the characters, especially Meg and Michael. However, I felt like the three brides Meg was helping were all really using her and she never stopped them. It kinda upset me because I like a strong MC in a book, but Meg wasn’t that strong when it came to her future sister-in-law, mother, and best friend.

The setting was great. The mystery was surprising, I really liked it. The story also had a refreshing bit of humor in it that I loved.

The 1/2 of a star was taken off because of the title of the book. Honestly there were peacocks in the book, but I was expecting them to be more in the forefront. However, this was an enjoyable read that can easily be counted as 4 stars.

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