Meg Langslow and her crazy family and friends are back for their thirty-third humorous cozy mystery with Birder, She Wrote. This time Meg’s friends take center stage when a gentrified area of town becomes riled up about a farmer’s beehives and take matters into their own hands by poisoning all the bees. Eventually, murder, blackmail and a whole lot of beekeeping facts follow.
I always enjoy this series and I have read them all. This one disappoints a bit with less humor than most. I missed the hectic family events that usually populate this series. However, the suspect’s identity is concealed rather cleverly with some well-placed red herrings making solving the crime more of a challenge than is usual in a cozy mystery.
Overall, Birder, She Wrote is a clever cozy mystery for both long-time fans and those new to the series. 4 stars!
Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.