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How the Finch Stole Christmas!

How the Finch Stole Christmas!

A Meg Langslow Mystery

Meg Langslow Mysteries (Volume 22)

Donna Andrews

Minotaur Books

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Where’s that partridge in its pear tree?


It’s Christmas time in Caerphilly, VA, and nothing is going by the book. Meg Langslow is trying to be supportive of her husband, who’s escalated his one-man show of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol into a full-scale production that includes their sons as Tiny Tim and the young Scrooge. But when the real Scrooge comes to town—a famous actor who is known for his personal dramas off-stage—Meg finds that her role as stage manager is a lot more than she bargained for. When Scrooge’s inner demons and actual enemies catch up with him, it’s up to Meg to solve a holiday murder mystery before the curtain comes down. . .and the killer takes flight.



“Andrews manages her large cast with dexterity and drops clues to the culprits’ identity, but the ending will catch most readers by surprise.” —Publishers Weekly

Chapter 1


“Shakespeare was right. ‘The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.’”

“I wish I could hear you say that in person,” I said.

“Yeah, over the cell phone you miss all my dramatic gestures.”...

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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 four 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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