Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Review: Die Like An Eagle by: Donna Andrews

Title: Die Like An Eagle
Author: Donna Andrews
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Series: Meg Langslow #30
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

Meg is Team Mom and Michael is coach of their twin sons' youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles. Meg tangles with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head. On opening day, Biff's lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ball field. So many people think Biff's scum that it would be easy to blame him, but he has an alibi--and Meg suspects he may actually have been the intended victim.

With Die Like an Eagle, readers can look forward to another zany Meg Langslow mystery--this one filled with the spirit of America's pastime and Donna's eagle eye.

Like Meg Langslow, the blacksmith heroine of her series, Donna Andrews was born and raised in Yorktown, Virginia. She introduced Meg to readers in her Malice Domestic Contest-winning first mystery, Murder with Peacocks, and readers are still laughing. This novel swept up the Agatha, Anthony, Barry, and a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and a Lefty for funniest mystery.

My Thoughts:

Baseball season has hit and Meg is definitely a Team Mom doing everything she can to help the Eagles have a successful season!  With Michael coaching the team including their twins it's bound to be fun.  The only wrinkle in the baseball season is Biff Brown who is a real pill.  He's the president of the summerball league and won't take anyone's suggestions to improve the league.  In fact usually just the opposite!

When Meg finds what she thinks is Biff dead in a porta potty on Opening Day she quickly learns that's his half brother Shep who is a dead ringer for his brother so it begs the question was someone trying to kill Biff or Shep and why?

Biff has no shortage of enemies from parent's he's ticked off by crappy field to play in or lack of equipment or rules against having practices at one another's house.  Or was it work related due to shotty work or unfilled contracts?

Of course this brings Meg into the fold as she is trying to get a meeting with Biff to see where he's coming on the town square restoration work.  Biff is avoiding Meg like the plague.  Why is he being so mysterious?  Of course Meg being Meg dig deep to get the bottom of things.

I really enjoy this series it's fun, and has tons of adventure and a small town that is starting to rival Cabot Cove with the murder rates.  But I still love it anyway especially with all the quirky residents who really keep you on your toes!

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