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The Nightingale Before Christmas: Meg Langslow Mystery Series, Book 18
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As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in 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. Then the rooms start to be sabotaged, and an unfortunate designer turns up dead—making Mother a prime suspect. Can Meg catch the real killer in time to save Mother the indignity of arrest? The brilliantly funny and talented Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. Cozies make excellent stocking-stuffers, and Nightingale Before Christmas is guaranteed to put the "ho ho hos" into the holidays for the legions of fans hungry for another Christmas book featuring Meg Langslow. Donna has won many awards for this very popular series, and continues to come up with new hilarious adventures for her endearing heroine. The novel is full of superb screwball comedy as well as Donna's trademark crisp plotting, not to mention bushels of holiday cheer—it wouldn't be the most wonderful time of the year without it.

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        "Andrews leavens the action with her trademark humor, including dueling Christmas dinners and an extravagant--and extravagantly funny--live nativity scene."

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      • content: "Meg grows more endearing with each book, and her fans will enjoy seeing her take to motherhood."
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        The 18th Meg Langslow mystery (after The Good, the Bad, and the Emus) has Meg roped into helping organize the designer show house. Each room will be decorated by a different designer, including Meg's mother, and visitors will purchase tickets to tour the house with proceeds going to charity. Wrangling the demanding designers is difficult enough, but when one of them ends up murdered and the house vandalized, Meg has an even bigger challenge. She needs to get the house put back together and find a killer, which won't be easy since the victim seemed to be hated by most of the people he encountered. VERDICT The small town of Caerphilly, VA, and its inhabitants provide a charming backdrop for this Christmas cozy.

        Copyright 2014 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in 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. Then the rooms start to be sabotaged, and an unfortunate designer turns up dead—making Mother a prime suspect. Can Meg catch the real killer in time to save Mother the indignity of arrest?
The brilliantly funny and talented Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. Cozies make excellent stocking-stuffers, and Nightingale Before Christmas is guaranteed to put the "ho ho hos" into the holidays for the legions of fans hungry for another...

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