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Lark! The Herald Angels Sing

Lark! The Herald Angels Sing

A Meg Langslow Mystery

Meg Langslow Mysteries (Volume 24)

Donna Andrews

Minotaur Books

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New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews returns with another Meg Langslow mystery written "firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie's Christmas books" (Toronto Globe and Mail).

Lark! The Herald Angels Sing is the twenty-fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews. Like her previous Christmas mysteries (Six Geese A-Slaying, Duck the Halls, The Nightingale Before Christmas, and How the Finch Stole Christmas!), this new book is guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer.

It’s Christmas time in Caerphilly and the town is preparing for their live nativity.

During rehearsals, Meg discovers a real baby in the manger, with a note attached that says the mother is leaving the baby girl there so her father can take care of her, and the wording of the note implicates Meg's brother, Rob, as the father.

Rob protests that he can't possibly be the father, but the town suspicion creates a rift between him and his new girlfriend. Rob asks Meg to investigate on his behalf—to clear his name and to find the real parents of the baby. But every day that passes without answers is another day that spoils everyone's enjoyment of the holiday and drives the wedge between Rob and his girlfriend deeper.

As Meg gets further into her investigation, she discovers the found baby is connected to something much bigger, a crime that will need to be stopped by Meg and her motley crew to save the holidays for everyone.

This hilarious mystery will put cozy lovers everywhe… More…

New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews returns with another Meg Langslow mystery written "firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie's Christmas books" (Toronto Globe and Mail).

Lark! The Herald Angels Sing is the twenty-fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews. Like her previous Christmas mysteries (Six Geese A-Slaying, Duck the Halls, The Nightingale Before Christmas, and How the Finch Stole Christmas!), this new book is guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer.

It’s Christmas time in Caerphilly and the town is preparing for their live nativity.

During rehearsals, Meg discovers a real baby in the manger, with a note attached that says the mother is leaving the baby girl there so her father can take care of her, and the wording of the note implicates Meg's brother, Rob, as the father.

Rob protests that he can't possibly be the father, but the town suspicion creates a rift between him and his new girlfriend. Rob asks Meg to investigate on his behalf—to clear his name and to find the real parents of the baby. But every day that passes without answers is another day that spoils everyone's enjoyment of the holiday and drives the wedge between Rob and his girlfriend deeper.

As Meg gets further into her investigation, she discovers the found baby is connected to something much bigger, a crime that will need to be stopped by Meg and her motley crew to save the holidays for everyone.

This hilarious mystery will put cozy lovers everywhere in a holly jolly mood for the holidays.

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Praise for Lark! The Herald Angels Sing

"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 on How the Finch Stole Christmas!

"[A] satisfying, humorous entry in the long-running series." —Booklist on How the Finch Stole Christmas!

"Intrigue...amusement...Andrews reliably delivers. She also manages to slip in profundities and sentiments that warm the heart."—New York Journal of Books on Nightingale Before Christmas

The small town of Caerphilly, VA and its inhabitants provide a charming backdrop for this Christmas cozy.—Library Journal on Nightingale Before Christmas

"Meg, as well as her quirky extended family, makes this humorous cozy a holiday treat."—Booklist on Duck the Halls

"Andrews leavens the action with her trademark humor, including dueling Christmas dinners and an extravagant—and extravagantly funny—live nativity scene."—Publishers Weekly on Duck the Halls

"Produces at least one chuckle—and sometimes a guffaw—per page. Joy to the world, indeed."—Richmond Times-Dispatch on Six Geese A-Slaying

"Andrews . . . scores points for her witty writing and abundance of Yuletide tinsel and tradition."—The Columbia, SC State on Six Geese A-Slaying

"Firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie's Christmas books."—Toronto Globe and Mail on Six Geese A-Slaying

"If you long for more fun mysteries, a la Janet Evanovich, you'll love Donna Andrews's Meg L… More…


"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 on How the Finch Stole Christmas!

"[A] satisfying, humorous entry in the long-running series." —Booklist on How the Finch Stole Christmas!

"Intrigue...amusement...Andrews reliably delivers. She also manages to slip in profundities and sentiments that warm the heart."—New York Journal of Books on Nightingale Before Christmas

The small town of Caerphilly, VA and its inhabitants provide a charming backdrop for this Christmas cozy.—Library Journal on Nightingale Before Christmas

"Meg, as well as her quirky extended family, makes this humorous cozy a holiday treat."—Booklist on Duck the Halls

"Andrews leavens the action with her trademark humor, including dueling Christmas dinners and an extravagant—and extravagantly funny—live nativity scene."—Publishers Weekly on Duck the Halls

"Produces at least one chuckle—and sometimes a guffaw—per page. Joy to the world, indeed."—Richmond Times-Dispatch on Six Geese A-Slaying

"Andrews . . . scores points for her witty writing and abundance of Yuletide tinsel and tradition."—The Columbia, SC State on Six Geese A-Slaying

"Firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie's Christmas books."—Toronto Globe and Mail on Six Geese A-Slaying

"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

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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 Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Private Investigators and Security Association. Andrews lives in Reston, Virginia. Lark! The Herald Angels Sing is the 24th book and fifth Christmas mystery in the Meg Lansglow series

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