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Murder With Peacocks

Meg Langslow Mysteries

Donna Andrews

Minotaur Books

Three Weddings...And a Murder

So far Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she's maid of honor at the nuptuals of three loved ones--each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the law. Only help from the town's drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors.

And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Souther hospitality is strained to the limit by an offenseive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests' closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she's found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents--some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg's to-do list extends from flower arragements and bridal registries to catching a killer--before the next catered event is her own funeral...

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Murder With Peacocks
Tuesday, May 24I HAD BECOME SO USED TO HYSTERICAL DAWN PHONE CALLS THAT I only muttered one halfhearted oath before answering."Peacocks," a voice said."I beg your pardon, you must have the wrong number," I mumbled. I opened one eye to peer at the clock: it was 6:00 A.M."Oh, don't be silly, Meg," the voice continued. Ah, I recognized it now. Samantha, my brother, Rob's, fiancee. "I just called to tell you that we need some peacocks.""What for?""For the wedding, of course." Of course. As far as Samantha was concerned, the entire universe revolved around her upcoming wedding,
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Praise for Murder With Peacocks

"Andrews's debut provides plenty of laughs...hilarity and comic panache." --Publishers Weekly

"Loquacious dialogue, persistent humor and interrupted romance..A fun, breezy read."
--Library Journal
"Andrews's debut provides plenty of laughs...hilarity and comic panache." --Publishers Weekly

"Loquacious dialogue, persistent humor and interrupted romance..A fun, breezy read."
--Library Journal

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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.
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    Murder With Peacocks

    Meg Langslow Mysteries

    Donna Andrews

    Anthony Awards - Winner, Agatha Awards - Winner, Dilys Award - Nominee, Macavity Award - Nominee
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