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Six Geese A-Slaying

A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery

Meg Langslow Mysteries

Donna Andrews

Minotaur Books

Meg and Michael’s house is serving as the marshaling point for the annual Caerphilly Christmas parade. The theme is “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and it features twelve drummers from the school marching band, eleven bagpipers, and so on. As organizer, Meg’s job is hard enough. But when her nephew Eric, wide eyed and ashen faced, whispers, “Meg, something’s wrong with Santa,” things take a tragic turn. The local curmudgeon, whose beard and belly made him a natural for the role, has been murdered. Now it’s up to Meg and Chief Burke to tackle the two-fold mission of solving the murder and saving Christmas!

This latest adventure from award-winning Donna Andrews is filled with outrageous Christmas spirit and malice.

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CHAPTER ONE
December 23, 8:30 a.m.
“We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New—”
“Bah, humbug,” I said.
Under my breath, of course. As Caerphilly County’s reigning Mistress of the Revels, I didn’t dare let any­one hear me badmouthing Christmas or showing less than the brightest of holiday spirits. I took a deep breath and straightened my holly wreath headdress before saying anything aloud.
“Could you please tell the drummers and pipers to stop drumming
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Praise for Six Geese A-Slaying

Six Geese A-Slaying...produces at least one chuckle--and sometimes a guffaw--per page. Joy to the world, indeed.”--Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Donna Andrews...scores points for her witty writing and abundance of Yuletide tinsel and tradition.”--The Columbia, SC State

“This novel is a laugh-aloud, fast-reading romp sure to de-stress your holidays.”--Omaha World-Herald

Six Geese A-Slaying is firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie's Christmas books.”--Toronto Globe and Mail

“Andrews, who has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry awards, a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and a Lefty for funniest mystery, keeps her trademark sly humor in rare form in Six Geese A-Slaying. Andrews is a pro at finding the absurd in ordinary situations and a Christmas parade is a natural fit for this Virginia author.”--South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Donna Andrews

  • Donna Andrews is the author of the Meg Langslow mysteries, including Stork Raving Mad and Swan for the Money. She has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry awards, a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and two Lefty and two Toby Bromberg Awards for funniest mystery. When not writing fiction, Andrews is a self-confessed nerd, rarely found away from her computer, unless she's messing in the garden. She lives in Reston, Virginia.
  • Donna Andrews Photo: Joe Henson, NYC
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Six Geese A-Slaying

A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery

Meg Langslow Mysteries

Donna Andrews

Agatha Awards - Nominee
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Minotaur Books

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