Good cozy mystery but lacks usual zany humor

The Falcon Always Wings Twice: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries Book 27

By: Donna Andrews

Rating: 4 of 5

I’ve been a fan of this series from the very beginning (I recall Michael-what-waste fondly.) What drew me to the books was the author’s zany and ridiculous sense of humor.

This book is a good cozy mystery but it is missing the spark of that humor. I was glad to see Meg back at a Renaissance Fair and blacksmithing but, in the end, it didn’t compare well to other Fair books in the series. I still rank it four stars because it was still a good book. I enjoy cozy mysteries in general, so I recommend it for those who are likewise inclined.

The humor could have been supplied by actually having the over-the-top dialog between the Fair actors included rather than just telling us it was so funny and the crowds loved it. It would have been the step over the edge to zany I look forward to in this series.

However, the story was good. I enjoyed reading the doings of various characters that have been around for so long. There are some pivots to the plot that bode well for the future, so I look forward to reading more in the future. I hope that the author gets back to the roots of the humor of the earlier books.

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