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Swan for the Money

Swan for the Money

A Meg Langslow Mystery

Meg Langslow Mysteries (Volume 11)

Donna Andrews

Minotaur Books


Mass Market Paperbound

Meg Langslow's eccentric parents have a new hobby: growing roses and entering them in highly competitive shows. Dad's gardening skill and Mother's gift for selecting and arranging the blossoms should make them an unbeatable team—and Meg is relieved they've taken up such a safe, gentle hobby. She even volunteers to help when the Caerphilly Garden Club sponsors its first annual rose show. But after a few hours of dealing with her parents' competitors, Meg sees trouble...

Rose growers are so cut-throat that they will do nearly anything to win the Black Swan trophy—making them all prime suspects when Meg discovers that someone is attempting to kill the wealthy woman on whose estate the competition is being held. Meg tries to leave the detecting to the local police and focus on the competition. But she just can't help getting her hands dirty when lives are at stake…

Agatha Awards - Nominee


Praise for Swan for the Money

“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)

“Fun, lively, charming.” —Publishers Weekly on No Nest for the Wicket

“Andrews strikes just the right balance between comedy and suspense to keep the reader laughing and on the edge of one's seat...Fans of this series will no doubt enjoy this installment, while new readers...will be headed to the bookstore for the earlier books.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 stars)

“Any day when I start reading about Meg is cause for delight. Ending the book makes me yearn for more than one per year. Hint.” —Deadly Pleasures on No Nest for the Wicket

“As usual, Andrews is a reliable source for those who like their murder with plenty of mayhem.” —Kirkus Reviews on No Nest for the Wicket

“Andrews's talent for the lovably loony makes this series a winner; to miss it would be a cardinal sin.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch on No Nest for the Wicket

“A loony, utterly delightful affair.” —Booklist on Owls Well that Ends Well

“It's a hoot...a supporting cast of endearingly eccentric characters, perfectly pitched dialogue and a fine sense of humor make this a treat.” —Publishers Weekly on Owls Well that Ends Well

“Death by yard sale epitomizes the ‘everyday people' humor that Andrews does so well…for readers who prefer their mysteries light...Andrews may be the next best thing to Janet Evanovich.” —Rocky Mountain News on Owls Well that Ends Well

“Andrews delivers another wonderfully comic story....This is a fun read, as are all the books in the series. Andrews playfully creates laughable, wacky scenes that are the backdrop for her criminally devious plot. Settle back, dear reader and enjoy another visit to Meg's anything-but-ordinary world.” —Romantic Times (starred review) on Owls Well that Ends Well

“Laughter, more laughter, we need laughter, so Donna Andrews is giving us We'll Always Have help us survive February.” —Washington Times on We'll Always Have Parrots

“Perfectly showcases Donna Andrews' gift for deadpan comedy.” —Denver Post on We'll Always Have Parrots

“Always heavy on the humor, Andrews' most recent Meg Langslow outing is her most over-the-top adventure to date.” —Booklist on We'll Always Have Parrots

“I can't say enough good things about this series, and this entry in it.” —Deadly Pleasures on We'll Always Have Parrots

“Hilarious...another winner...keeps you turning pages.” —Mystery Lovers News on We'll Always Have Parrots

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Donna Andrews

Donna Andrews is the author of the Meg Langslow mysteries, including Stork Raving Mad and Murder with Peacocks. 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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