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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, ten leaping lords costumed in medieval finery from the college drama department, etc. There are also assorted Christmas-themed floats, a live nativity scene on a flatbed truck, the Three Wise Men on Caerphilly zoo camels, and Santa Claus in a bright red horse-drawn sleigh (eight reindeer were beyond the zoo’s scope).

 

Meg has been volunteered to organize the parade, which is to proceed from her house to the local campus, where Santa will take up residence to hear the Christmas wishes of the town’s children. Of course, getting all the camels, pipers, leapers, and drummers in order is proving every bit as difficult as Meg feared it would be. Then her nephew Eric, wide-eyed and ashen-faced, whispers, “Meg, something’s wrong with Santa.”

 

The local curmudgeon, whose beard and belly made him a natural for the role, has been murdered. Now Meg and Chief Burke, who is playing one of the wise men, are faced with the two-fold mission of solving the murder and saving Christmas!

 

Readers can look forward to another zany Meg Langslow mystery---this one filled with outrageous Christmas spirit…and mayhem.


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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

“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

 

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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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