The Real Macaw
A Meg Langslow MysteryMeg Langslow Mysteries (Volume 13)
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St. Martin's Press
On Sale: 05/22/2012
ISBN: 9781250008640336 Pages
The Real Macaw
*Winner of the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery Novel*
During an early-morning feeding for her four-month-old twins, Meg Langslow hears an odd noise and goes downstairs to find her living room filled with cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, and a stunningly foul-mouthed macaw. What the—bleep—is going on here?
Turns out that a financially-strapped local animal shelter has repealed its no-kill policy and, in an act of protest led in part by Meg's own zoologist grandfather, the animals have been stolen and resettled around town. But now the volunteer who helped transport the shelter animals has turned up dead. The animal-rights activist's untimely death seems very, very wrong… Was it the result of a lover's quarrel? Or is something—or someone—more sinister at play? And, arguably as important, will Meg ever rid her home of these pesky houseguests and get back to the business of nesting with her newborns? Squawk.
Agatha Awards - Nominee
Stop! I hissed. Bad dog! Dont you dare bite me!
Spike, aka the Small Evil One, froze with his tiny, sharp teeth a few inches from my ankle. He looked up and growled slightly.
From one of the cribs across the room...
Praise for The Real Macaw
“If you long for more fun mysteries, a la Janet Evanovich, you'll love Donna Andrews's Meg Langslow series.” —Charlotte Observer
“A long-running series that gets better all the time. A fine blend of academic satire, screwball comedy, and murder.” —Booklist
“Six Geese A-Slaying produces at least one chuckle--and sometimes a guffaw--per page. Joy to the world, indeed.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
In the Press
Read the Kirkus Review of THE REAL MACAW . Caerphilly, Va., goes bust, leaving its detritus all over Meg Langslow's property. - Kirkus Reviews