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Meg Langslow mysteries

Author:
Andrews, Donna
 
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Star rating for Murder, with peacocks
Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Sleuth and sculptor Meg Langslow investigates murder while serving as a bridesmaid for three weddings, one of them her mother's. A comic mystery.
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Star rating for Murder with puffins
Series Volume:
2.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:

Winner of the Agatha Award and the St. Martin's Malice Domestic Award for her first work Murder With Peacocks, Donna Andrews brings back her zany characters and disasterous events.
In an attempt to get away from her family, Meg and her boyfriend go to a tiny island off the coast of Maine. What could have been a romantic getaway slowly turns into disaster.
Once there, they are marooned by a hurricane ahd that is only the beginning

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Star rating for Revenge of the wrought-iron flamingos
Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:

Every year, Yorktown, Virginia, relives its role in the Revolutionary War by celebrating the anniversary of the British surrender in 1781. This year, plans include a re-enactment of the original battle and a colonial craft fair. Meg Langslow has returned to her home town for the festivities—and to sell her wrought-iron works of art. Except, of course, for the pink-painted flamingos she reluctantly made for her mother's best friend—she's

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Star rating for Crouching buzzard, leaping loon
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
3.3 stars
Description:

Poor Meg Langslow. She's blessed in so many ways. Michael, her boyfriend, is a handsome, delightful heartthrob who adores her. She's a successful blacksmith, known for her artistic wrought-iron creations. But somehow Meg's road to contentment is more rutted and filled with potholes than seems fair.
There are Michael's and Meg's doting but demanding mothers, for a start. And then there's the fruitless hunt for a place big enough for the couple

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Star rating for We'll always have parrots
Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:

In We'll Always Have Parrots, Meg Langslow travels with her fiance Michael to a fan convention for Porfiria, Queen of the Jungle—a cheesy cult TV show on which Michael has a minor role. Michael hopes the weekend will give him a chance to talk Miss Wynncliffe-Jones, the show's temperamental leading lady and executive producer out of enforcing a certain provision in Michael's contract.
Of course, Michael's not the only person whose

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Star rating for Owls well that ends well
Series Volume:
6.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:

Meg Langslow was actually looking forward to renovating the old Victorian mansion she and her boyfriend Michael bought. But she wasn't thrilled by the lifetime of junk accumulated by the house's eccentric previous owner, Edwina Sprocket. The easiest solution: hold the end-all and be-all of gigantic yard sales. But when the event attracts the late Miss Sprocket's money-hungry heirs, the over-enthusiastic supporters of some endangered barn owls,

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Star rating for No nest for the wicket
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:

LINE YOUR DUCKS UP IN A ROW...
The hilly terrain next to the old Sprocket house that Meg Langslow and her fiancĂ©, Michael, are refurbishing is the perfect location for an "extreme" croquet field—even the legs of cows and sheep are convenient extra wickets. A sport traditionally reserved for genteel society, croquet has become all the rage in Caerphilly...until it appears someone in town has taken the "rage" a bit too literally.
AND

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Star rating for The penguin who knew too much
Series Volume:
8.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:

Hold on to your hats, everybody! Donna Andrews is taking us on another ride into the wonderful world of Meg Langslow, a world filled with laughter as well as the knotty problems Meg always seems to encounter and—-somehow—-solve.
Okay, maybe there are people in Antarctica with penguins in their basements, but in Virginia? Only Meg's dad could manage that one. A body down there—-well, that's somewhat more likely.
It turns

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Star rating for Cockatiels at seven
Series Volume:
9.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:

It's time for more outrageous and feathered fun in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud Meg Langslow series.
When her old friend Karen drops by with two-year-old son Timmy, Meg Langslow reluctantly agrees to babysit "just for a little while." But when nightfall comes, the toddler is still in residence and Karen isn't answering any phone calls. Meg decides she must find out what's happening, so the next morning, with Timmy in tow, she retraces her

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Star rating for Six geese a-slaying
Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
The local curmudgeon, whose beard and belly made him a natural for the role of Santa Claus, has been murdered. Meg and Chief Burke, who is playing one of the wise men in the annual Caerphilly Christmas parade, are faced with solving the murder and saving Christmas!
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Star rating for Swan for the money
Series Volume:
11.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
Meg Langlsow volunteers to help her parents when the Caerphilly Garden Club sponsors its first annual rose show. But after a few hours of dealing with her parents' competitors, Meg is worried--someone is attempting to kill the wealthy woman on whose estate the competition is being held. Could it be one of the eccentric rose growers after the coveted Black Swan trophy? Or one of the animal welfare activists--which includes Meg's zoologist grandfather--resorting...
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Star rating for Stork raving mad
Series Volume:
12.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:

Meg's expecting twins—-any minute!—-in this next hilarious entry in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling series!
Meg is eight and a half months pregnant with twins when Michael asks if she wouldn't mind another houseguest. One of his doctoral students is directing his new translation of a play by a minor Spanish playwright, and the playwright has agreed to come to town for the production.
Senor Mendoza turns out

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Star rating for The real macaw
Series Volume:
13.
Average Rating:
4.8 stars
Description:
When her home is turned into an impromptu animal rescue center by her father and grandfather after a local shelter repeals its no-kill policy, Meg is unwittingly embroiled in a murder case involving a volunteer animal caregiver.
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Star rating for Some like it hawk
Series Volume:
14.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
When town clerk Phineas Throckmorton barricades himself in the Caerphilly courthouse basement to thwart an unscrupulous lender who has foreclosed on the town's public buildings, Meg and her neighbors work to clear Throckmorton of a trumped-up murder charge.
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Star rating for The hen of the Baskervilles
Series Volume:
15.
Average Rating:
3.9 stars
Description:

A dastardly murder and the kidnapping of a prize chicken threaten to ruin Caerphilly's state fair—fortunately, Meg Langslow is on the case of The Hen of the Baskervilles
The newest mystery in Donna Andrews's gut-bustingly funny, award-winning, New York Times bestselling series is anything but elementary. Meg Langslow is helping Mayor Randall Shiffley organize the Virginia Un-Fair, Caerphilly's entry in the race to

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Star rating for Duck the halls
Series Volume:
16.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
When someone rigs a cage full of skunks in the choir loft of the New Life Baptist Church, Meg Langslow must stop holiday pranksters from destroying the annual pre-Christmas concert, but when murder enters the picture, Meg must save Christmas from a vengeful killer.
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Star rating for The good, the bad, and the emus
Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
Investigating her long-lost grandmother's alleged killer, Meg teams up with investigator Stanley Denton and her grandfather to stage a feral emu and ostrich rescue only to find the rescue team accused of the suspect's murder.
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Star rating for The nightingale before Christmas
Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
"As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in a big Christmas-themed decorator show house--each room of a temporarily untenanted house is decorated to the hilt by a different decorator for the public to tour. Of course, Mother insists that Meg pitch in with the organization, and she finds herself surrounded by flamboyant personalities with massive egos clashing and feeling their professional reputations are at stake....
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Star rating for Lord of the wings
Series Volume:
19.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
It's another holiday and Mayor Randall Shiffley has turned Caerphilly, Virginia into Spooky City, USA. The residents are covering every window with cobwebs and roaming the streets in costume to entertain the tourists, and Meg's grandfather is opening a new "Creatures of the Night" exhibit in the zoo. When a real body at the zoo and a suspicious fire at the Haunted House threaten to mar the town's creepy fun, it's up to Meg Langslow to save Halloween....
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Star rating for Die like an eagle
Series Volume:
20.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
"The brilliantly funny Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. The nineteenth book in her New York Times best-selling series continues to surprise and delight in this next knee slapping adventure featuring Meg Langslow and all the eccentric characters that make up her world.Meg is Team Mom and Michael is coach of their twin sons' youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles....
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Star rating for Gone gull
Series Volume:
21.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"Gone Gull brings readers yet another knee-slapping adventure filled with New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews' cast of wacky characters. Meg Langslow is spending the summer at the Biscuit Mountain Craft Center, helping her grandmother Cordelia run the studios. But someone is committing acts of vandalism, threatening to ruin the newly-opened center's reputation. Is it the work of a rival center? Have the developers who want to build a resort...
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Star rating for How the finch stole Christmas!
Series Volume:
22.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:

As in her previous Christmas mysteries, Six Geese a-Slaying, Duck the Halls, and The Nightingale Before Christmas, Andrews continues to write "firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie's Christmas books" (Toronto Globe and Mail).
New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews takes us home to Caerphilly for the holidays in her new hilarious Christmas mystery How the Finch Stole Christmas!
Meg's

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Star rating for Toucan keep a secret
Series Volume:
23.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
"A new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Gone Gull. Meg Langslow is at Trinity Episcopal locking up after an event and checking on the toucan Meg's friend Rev. Robyn Smith is fostering in her office. After hearing a hammering in the columbarium (the small building where cremated remains are held), Meg finds an elderly parishioner lying dead on the floor of the crypt. Several niches have been...
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Star rating for Lark! the herald angels sing
Series Volume:
24.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:

New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews returns with another Meg Langslow mystery written "firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie's Christmas books" (Toronto Globe and Mail).
It's Christmastime in Caerphilly and Meg, full of holiday spirit, is helping out with the town's festivities. While directing a nativity pageant and herding the children participating in it, she finds a surprise in the manger: a live

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Star rating for Terns of endearment
Series Volume:
25.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
"Meg's grandfather has been booked to give lectures on a cruise as part of the education/entertainment itinerary, and he's arranged for a passel of family members to join him. The passengers' vacation quickly becomes a nightmare when they wake up to find themselves broken down and in need of repairs. Things get even worse when a crew member announces to all that a woman has jumped overboard, leaving behind her shoes, shawl, and a note. The note reveals...
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Star rating for Owl be home for Christmas
Series Volume:
26.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
"New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews returns with another Meg Langslow mystery written "firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie's Christmas books" (Toronto Globe and Mail). The 26th book and the sixth Christmas mystery in the Meg Lansglow series, Owl Be Home for Christmas is yet another wonderfully merry and funny book from New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews. It's a few days before Christmas, and Meg's grandfather...
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Star rating for The falcon always wings twice
Series Volume:
27.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
"A new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Terns of Endearment. When Meg's grandmother Cordelia hosts a Renaissance Faire at her craft center, the whole family is put to work: Meg handles the blacksmithing, Michael and the boys will be performing, and no one misses the opportunity to dress up in full regalia. More exciting to Grandfather is the pair of rare falcons he discovers breeding at the...
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Star rating for The gift of the magpie
Series Volume:
28.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews returns with another Meg Langslow mystery written "firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie's Christmas books" (Toronto Globe and Mail). The 28th book and the seventh Christmas mystery in the Meg Langslow series, The Gift of the Magpie is yet another wonderfully merry and funny book from New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews. Meg's running Caerphilly's Helping Hands for the Holidays...
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Star rating for Murder most fowl
Series Volume:
29.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
"A Shakespearean twist on the long-running Meg Langslow mystery series in the latest installment from award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Falcon Always Wings Twice. Meg Langslow's in for a busy summer. Her husband is directing a production of Macbeth, and most of the cast and crew are occupying spare bedrooms in their house. She also has to keep an eye on Camp Birnam, where a group of medieval reenactors are commemorating the real-life...
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Star rating for The Twelve Jays of Christmas
Series Volume:
30.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
"The cast of Donna Andrews' New York Times bestselling Meg Langslow mystery series is back for an unforgettable holiday story in The Twelve Jays of Christmas. Meg's brother Rob and his fiance Delaney have been engaged for some time now. In fear of their mothers' propensity for over-the-top celebrations, they decide to throw a party just before Christmas and then elope. When a blizzard traps their guests inside, the two mothers find out about the planned...
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Star rating for Round up the usual peacocks
Series Volume:
31.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
"New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews first introduced us to Meg Langslow as a crime-solving bridesmaid. In her 31st mystery, Round Up the Usual Peacocks, Meg returns to her roots, juggling cold cases and wedding guests. Kevin, Meg's cyber-savvy nephew who lives in the basement, comes to her with a problem. He's become involved as the techie for a true-crime podcast, one that focuses on Virginia cold cases and unsolved crimes. And he thinks...
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Star rating for Dashing through the snowbirds
Series Volume:
32.
Description:
"Dashing Through the Snowbirds is the next merry installment of Donna Andrews's New York Times bestselling Meg Langslow mystery series. Christmas in Caerphilly is wonderful! Unless you're a Canadian whose inconsiderate boss is forcing you to spend the holiday there, far from family and friends, with only a slim chance of a white Christmas. Meg already has her hands full, trying to make the season festive for the dozen programmers who are staying with...
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Star rating for Birder, she wrote
Series Volume:
33.
Average Rating:
2 stars
Description:
"Meg is relaxing in the hammock, taste-testing Michael's latest batch of Arnold Palmers and watching the hummingbirds at their feeders when her hopes for a relaxing early summer morning are dashed. First her father recruits her to help him install a new batch of bees in the hive in her backyard. Then Mayor Shiffley recruits her to placate the NIMBYs (Not in my backyard), as she calls them - a group of newcomers to Caerphilly who have built McMansions...
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Star rating for Let it crow! Let it crow! Let it crow!
Series Volume:
34.
Description:
"'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...
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Star rating for Between a flock and a hard place
Series Volume:
35.
Description:
"Readers will flock to New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews's next installment in the award-winning Meg Langslow series. Meg's neighbors, the Smetkamps', have won a makeover for their old home from Marvelous Mansions, a flashy, yet dubious company, focused on making historic homes more "modern." The company already several days into its makeover of the Smetkamps' house, and tensions are running high--not only between the officious, demanding...