Meg and family are running a Renaissance Faire on the weekends in The Falcon Always Wings Twice. And what does Meg’s curmudgeonly ornithologist Grandfather bring to the Ren Fest? Wrens, of course!
However, Grand is also first on the suspect list when an universally disliked actor at the Faire is murdered. It seems one of the actor’s pranks endangered one of the Faire’s falcons. Meg has to find the real killer to save her grandfather from jail—with the help of her extended family.
I love these books. I have been reading them all these years as soon as they are published. They never fail to put a smile on my face or a guffaw in my throat. Few cozy mysteries are genuinely laugh-out-loud funny. But Meg, Michael, their twin boys, along with their large extended family are a 1930s screwball comedy in a book. The situations they find themselves in!
The mystery is a challenge to solve as well. But my favorite part are the characters. At this point, they feel so much like family that each book feels like an annual family reunion.
If you want to be carried off to a world of normal family interactions and large gatherings of people, The Falcon Always Wings Twice is the perfect vehicle. Plus, it is truly uproarious! 5 stars!
Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.