Let It Crow! Let It Crow! Let It Crow! (Meg Langslow Mysteries #34) (Hardcover)
'Tis the season for sleuthing in Donna Andrews' cheery new addition to the New York Times bestselling Meg Langslow series.
Meg has been roped into participating in a blacksmithing competition, a kind of Forged in Fire wannabe organized by a blacksmith friend. Meg originally turned down his invitation to participate, but when Faulk, her blacksmithing mentor, breaks his wrist the night before filming begins, Meg agrees to step in as his replacement to keep the project from failing. She's not thrilled that the filming will take place during December--Christmas is already a crazy time for her. At least she doesn't have to abandon Michael and their twin sons during the filming, since that's taking place on Ragnarsholm, the picturesque estate that her friend Ragnar, the retired heavy metal drummer, is turning into a Goth castle.
So Meg joins the cast - -to the dismay of the woman who were looking forward to being the only woman blacksmith on the show, not to mention several old-school blacksmiths who think women have no place in the profession anyway. And if the show's producers were hoping for drama, they're in luck--the blacksmithing world is a small one, and some of the contestants arrived already laden with grudges and feuds. It's a high-stakes, cutthroat competition between people who wield large hammers and make swords and have forges full of fire at their disposal. What could possibly go wrong?