Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos by Donna Andrews
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: copyright infringement, software piracy
Setting: Yorktown, VA
Main Characters: Meg Langslow, Michael Waterston
Series: Meg Langslow series
Dates Read: September 26 - September 27
Number of pages: 293
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, my shelves
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Study Hall
Meg and her friends are participating in a craft fair/reenactment of the battle of Yorktown. Her boyfriend, Michael's, mother is the affair coordinator and has insisted that all vendors and participants dress in period garb. (those needing a costume can rent it from her dress shop) Meg, a decorative blacksmith, is trying to sell her wares but when she stumbles upon a dead body in her stall the first night, she has problems.
Since her stall is the crime scene, she can't get back to selling until the police are finished, so she decides to find the murderer and get the police out of her hair.
This book was so much fun between the descriptions of the pink wrought iron flamingos made for a friend to the paparazzi caught in the stocks, and the antics of the anachronisms Town Watch laughter abounds. A great addition to this series.