The Real Macaw
A Meg Langslow MysteryMeg Langslow Mysteries (Volume 13)
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St. Martin's Publishing Group
On Sale: 07/19/2011
ISBN: 9781429983587320 Pages
Meg juggles twins, murder, and a back-talking bird in the next side-splittingly funny installment in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling series
During a 2am feeding for her four-month-old twins, Meg Langslow hears an odd noise and goes downstairs to find her living room filled with dozens of animals—cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, and a stunningly foul-mouthed macaw. She soon learns that financial woes have caused the local animal shelter to repeal its no-kill policy.
Her kindhearted father, her zoologist grandfather, and other like-minded citizens have stolen all the shelter's animals, both as a gesture of protest and to protect them until the hated policy can be repealed. But the volunteer who was to transport the animals to new homes has been murdered. Was it the victim's tangled love life that drove someone to murder? Or the dark secrets behind local politics? And will Meg ever succeed in finding homes for all the animals that have landed in her life?
Full of the hilarious shenanigans – avian as well as human – that have come to surround Meg and her eccentric band of friends and family, the latest from the one and only Donna Andrews will have you laughing until the very last page: it's The Real Macaw!
Agatha Awards - Nominee
"Stop!" I hissed. "Bad dog! Don't 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
“As always, Andrews laces this entertaining whodunit with wit, a fine storyline and characters we've come to know and love.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“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