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Toucan Keep a Secret

Toucan Keep a Secret

A Meg Langslow Mystery

Meg Langslow Mysteries (Volume 23)

Donna Andrews

Minotaur Books

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Toucan keep a secret, if one of them is dead in the twenty-third book in Donna Andrews' hilarious New York Times bestselling series


“This long-running cozy series shows no signs of losing its freshness.” —Publishers Weekly


Tails from the Crypt. . .


Meg Langslow got a lot more then she bargained for when she agreed to take care of the toucan her friend, the Rev. Robyn Smith, is fostering at her church. One night, after bird duty, Meg hears the sound of hammering in the columbarium, where cremated remains are held. . .only to find an elderly parishioner lying dead in the crypt. The man was well-known around town, having become disgruntled with the church over the handling of his wife’s ashes. But what was he doing in the columbarium on this very night—and who had it in for him? Now it’s up to Meg to lead the investigation into the murder, the motive, and a long-buried Caerphilly mystery that seems to involve the toucan itself. . .

Chapter 1


“You’re still at Trinity? What in the world are you doing there???”

The ding of an incoming text had raised my spirits temporarily—I’d assumed it would be Michael, texting me to say that Josh and Jamie were safely...

Praise for Toucan Keep a Secret

"This long-running cozy series shows no signs of losing its freshness." —Publishers Weekly on Toucan Keep a Secret

"Witty prose and distinctive characters set this long-running series above the cozy pack." —Publishers Weekly on Gone Gull

"Fans will find all the beloved hallmarks of this award-winning series: fresh characters, an engaging puzzle, and delightful humor.” —Library Journal on Gone Gull

"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 on Lord of the Wings

"With its well-spun plots and distinctive characters, Andrews’s amusing avian-named series shows no signs of growing stale." — Publishers Weekly on Die Like an Eagle

"As always, Andrews laces this entertaining whodunit with wit, a fine storyline and characters we've come to know and love." —Richmond Times-Dispatch on The Real Macaw

"With colorful characters, a solid mystery and laugh-out-loud moments . . . readers will have a rollicking good time." —RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on Swan for the Money

“With its well-spun plots and distinctive characters, Andrews’s amusing avian-named series shows no signs of growing stale.” —Publishers Weekly on Die Like an Eagle

“Meg grows more endearing with each book.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch on Stork Raving Mad

“Few writers are as adept as Andrews at aff… More…



"This long-running cozy series shows no signs of losing its freshness." —Publishers Weekly on Toucan Keep a Secret

"Witty prose and distinctive characters set this long-running series above the cozy pack." —Publishers Weekly on Gone Gull

"Fans will find all the beloved hallmarks of this award-winning series: fresh characters, an engaging puzzle, and delightful humor.” —Library Journal on Gone Gull

"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 on Lord of the Wings

"With its well-spun plots and distinctive characters, Andrews’s amusing avian-named series shows no signs of growing stale." — Publishers Weekly on Die Like an Eagle

"As always, Andrews laces this entertaining whodunit with wit, a fine storyline and characters we've come to know and love." —Richmond Times-Dispatch on The Real Macaw

"With colorful characters, a solid mystery and laugh-out-loud moments . . . readers will have a rollicking good time." —RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on Swan for the Money

“With its well-spun plots and distinctive characters, Andrews’s amusing avian-named series shows no signs of growing stale.” —Publishers Weekly on Die Like an Eagle

“Meg grows more endearing with each book.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch on Stork Raving Mad

“Few writers are as adept as Andrews at affectionately managing a large and varied cast of eccentric characters and concealing the murderer among them until the very end of the book.” —Denver Post on Six Geese A-Slaying

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Donna Andrews

DONNA ANDREWS is a winner of the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry Awards, a Romantic Times Award for best first novel, and four Lefty and two Toby Bromberg awards for funniest mystery. She is a member of MWA, Sisters in Crime, and the Private Investigators and Security Association. Andrews lives in Reston, Virginia. Toucan Keep a Secret is Andrews's the 23rd mystery in the Meg Langslow series.

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