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The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

Meg Langslow Mysteries

Donna Andrews

St. Martin's Paperbacks

Meg Langslow never thought that moving into a new home with her fiancée would be easy. But a Virginia basement full of arctic penguins? And a dead body? That’s just bad manners…from Meg and Michael’s perspective, at least. As for Meg’s father, he took in the penguins as a favor to the bankrupt Caerphilly Zoo, where they’re set to return just as soon as the zoo’s fundraising efforts pay off. Problem is that the zoo-keeper himself has gone missing—and only the animals know the truth about his whereabouts. Now it’s up to Meg to find out more about her DOA houseguest…before the ice melts on this very cold case.

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The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
Chapter 1"Meg! Guess what I found in your basement?"I looked up from the box I was unpacking to see Dad standing in the basement doorway, his round face shining with excitement."A body?" An unlikely guess, but Dad was a big mystery buff--perhaps if I amused him, he'd stop playing guessing games on moving day."Oh, rats--you already knew? Well, how soon will the police get here? I need to move the penguins--we don't want them any more upset than they already are."He disappeared down the basement stairs without waiting for an answer. I abandoned my unpacking to call
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Praise for The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

“Deliciously daffy.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Andrews always leavens the mayhem with laughs. So march yourself down to the bookstore or library and check out The Penguin Who Knew Too Much.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia)

“Andrews’ eighth Meg-centric mystery moves along like the best beach reads.”—Entertainment Weekly  

“If you long for more ‘fun’ mysteries, à la Janet Evanovich, you’ll love Donna Andrews’s Meg Langslow series.”—The Charlotte Observer

“The levelheaded, unflappable Meg takes it all in stride…This eighth cozy in the series makes the most of humorous situations, zany relatives, and lovable characters.”—Booklist

“A classic whodunit…wraps suspense, humor, and a screwball cast of characters into a mystery novel with stand-up quality.”—About.com

“Always a treat.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“Andrews has mastered the art of writing farce with style and wit, although she sometimes goes over the top—literally, in a scene with sloths swinging from chandeliers.”—Mystery Scene

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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
    Donna Andrews
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The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

Meg Langslow Mysteries

Donna Andrews

Agatha Awards - Nominee
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