Search Results: "Donna Andrews"


BOOK REVIEW

OWL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 18, 2005

"A creaking mystery surrounded by rampant goofiness, less interested in serious suspects than walk-on zanies. If you're in a truly silly mood, you can't do better; serious puzzlers need not apply. "
Murder disrupts what already looks like the garage sale from hell in Meg Langslow's fifth birdbrained adventure (Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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SWAN FOR THE MONEY by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"As usual in this hilarious series (Cockatiels at Seven, 2008, etc.), the obstacles to domestic and civil harmony are more inventive than the manufactured crises they provoke. But a good time is guaranteed for everyone except Meg."
Ornamental blacksmith Meg Langslow confronts a dognapping, two chomped roses, a pair of missing garden shears, some cattle rustlers and several murder attempts, one of them successful. Read full book review >

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CROUCHING BUZZARD, LEAPING LOON by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Even so, Andrews is unlikely ever to find a setting better suited to her brand of frantically inventive farce than Silicon Valley East."
Bereft of her drama teacher sweetie, off filming a TV series, blacksmith/amateur sleuth Meg Langslow (Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingoes, 2001, etc.) has gone undercover as an office manager at her brother Rob's suburban Virginia software firm because he thinks something's fishy. Read full book review >

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DUCK THE HALLS by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Not many felonies, clues or deductions, and rather too many pranks and Shiffley cousins who wander through the story with little motivation. There's charm enough here to get by with Meg's many fans, but newcomers will want to open other gifts in this waggish series first."
To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, Caerphilly, Va., goes to the birds. And snakes. And skunks. Read full book review >

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THE PENGUIN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2007

"Andrews continues her mission to turn all Meg's most memorable life-cycle events into bedlam-laced farce. "
Not just penguins, but llamas, camels, hyenas, snakes, lemurs, wolves, sheep, Lola the bobcat and some passing strange human fauna disrupt Meg Langslow's housewarming. Read full book review >

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YOU’VE GOT MURDER by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Turing fills the bill with more energy and charm than most fictional detectives."
Why would Zachary Malone, nonpareil programmer at Universal Library, have gone AWOL from cyberspace for five days? Read full book review >

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GONE GULL by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An unusually traditional whodunit for the rowdy heroine and her cohort, and one whose biggest disappointment is the near-invisibility of the party whodunit."
The 21st appearance for Virginia blacksmith Meg Langslow (Die Like an Eagle, 2016, etc.) finds her battling vandals, murderers, quarreling family members, and variously hotheaded locals—in other words, business as usual, though this time with more than a little of the edge taken off. Read full book review >

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COCKATIELS AT SEVEN by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2008

"Meg's ninth (The Penguin Who Knew Too Much, 2007, etc.) is less a mystery than another exercise in riotously extended domestic crisis that happens to include a corpse."
Ornamental blacksmith Meg Langslow, who's evidently never passed through a life-cycle event that wasn't marked by farcical mishaps, gets an unexpected chance to rehearse her parenting skills. Read full book review >

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MURDER WITH PEACOCKS by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"The perfect wedding gift for those friends and relatives you wish would elope, or take vows of chastity."
Lucky Meg Langslow. Read full book review >

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THE REAL MACAW by Donna Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Surprisingly, Andrews, sobering up measurably after her curtain-raiser, spends most of her time and energy solving Parker's murder, leaving his hometown's troubles to recede almost of their own accord in an undeservedly upbeat epilogue."
Caerphilly, Va., goes bust, leaving its detritus all over Meg Langslow's property. Read full book review >

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CLICK HERE FOR MURDER by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2003

"But the final fadeout promises her fans a challenging third installment."
Just because you're an Artificial Intelligence Personality doesn't mean that moving isn't as traumatic as it is for your human counterparts. Read full book review >

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MURDER WITH PUFFINS by Donna Andrews
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"The smart money will wait for the best two out of three."
Sneaking off from her loving family for a romantic getaway weekend on Maine's Monhegan Island with her boyfriend, Prof. Read full book review >