Six Geese A Slaying

Six Geese A-Slaying Swan for the Money Cockatiels at Seven The Penguin Who Knew Too Much No Nest for the Wicket Owls Well That Ends Well We'll Always Have Parrots Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos ...

Author: Donna Andrews

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429939737

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In Six Geese A-Slaying, Donna Andrews fans delivers another zany Meg Langslow mystery---this one filled with outrageous Christmas spirit...and mayhem. Meg and Michael's house is serving as the marshaling point for the annual Caerphilly Christmas parade. The theme is "The Twelve Days of Christmas," and it features twelve drummers from the school marching band, eleven bagpipers, ten leaping lords costumed in medieval finery from the college drama department, etc. There are also assorted Christmas-themed floats, a live nativity scene on a flatbed truck, the Three Wise Men on Caerphilly zoo camels, and Santa Claus in a bright red horse-drawn sleigh (eight reindeer were beyond the zoo's scope). Meg has been volunteered to organize the parade, which is to proceed from her house to the local campus, where Santa will take up residence to hear the Christmas wishes of the town's children. Of course, getting all the camels, pipers, leapers, and drummers in order is proving every bit as difficult as Meg feared it would be. Then her nephew Eric, wide-eyed and ashen-faced, whispers, "Meg, something's wrong with Santa." The local curmudgeon, whose beard and belly made him a natural for the role, has been murdered. Now Meg and Chief Burke, who is playing one of the wise men, are faced with the two-fold mission of solving the murder and saving Christmas!

A Meg Langslow Christmas

Here in a fabulous eBook bundle are three of her Christmas-themed mysteries in the series, perfect to cozy up with this holiday season. This collection starts with Six Geese A-Slaying, centered around the Caerphilly holiday parade.

Author: Donna Andrews

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250131348

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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NYT bestselling author Donna Andrews combines murder and hilarity with a cast of eccentric oddballs in her Meg Langslow series. Here in a fabulous eBook bundle are all of her Christmas-themed mysteries in the series, perfect to cozy up with this holiday season. This collection starts with Six Geese A-Slaying, centered around the Caerphilly holiday parade. When the local curmudgeon playing Santa is murdered, it’s up to Meg and Chief Burke to tackle a two-fold mission: solving the murder and saving Christmas. Next in Duck the Halls, an unknown prankster is setting skunks and ducks loose in the New Life Baptist Church, seemingly to derail the Christmas concert. Before they can find the culprit, an elderly vestryman is found dead. Who would have murdered such a harmless old man? And will Meg ever be able to finish all of her shopping, wrapping, cooking, and decorating in time for Christmas Eve? And finally in The Nightingale Before Christmas, Mother volunteers to take part in a Christmas-themed decorator show house—each room of a temporarily untenanted house is decorated by a different decorator for the public to tour. Mother insists that Meg pitch in, and she finds herself surrounded by flamboyant personalities who feel their professional reputations are at stake. When the rooms start to be sabotaged and a designer turns up dead, can Meg catch the real killer to clear Mother’s name?

The Two Deadly Doves

This special collections starts with Six Geese A-Slaying, centered around the Caerphilly holiday parade.

Author: Donna Andrews

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125007438X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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From ducks to geese to nightingales, Donna Andrews knows her birds! And she's channeled all her skill and winning humor into crafting these two Christmas mysteries with the perfect balance of comedy, suspense, and a dash of holiday cheer. This special collections starts with Six Geese A-Slaying, centered around the Caerphilly holiday parade. When the local curmudgeon playing Santa is murdered, it's up to Meg and Chief Burke to tackle a two-fold mission: Solving the murder and saving Christmas... Next in Duck the Halls, an unknown prankster is setting skunks and ducks loose in the New Life Baptist Church, seemingly to derail the Christmas concert. Before they can find the culprit, though, an elderly vestryman is found dead. Who would have murdered such a harmless old man? And will Meg ever be able to finish all of her shopping, wrapping, cooking, and decorating in time for Christmas Eve?

Six Geese A Slaying

Meg Langslow has been volunteered to organize the annual Christmas parade.

Author: Donna Andrews

Publisher: Thorndike Press

ISBN: 1410475999

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

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Meg Langslow has been volunteered to organize the annual Christmas parade. But when the local curmudgeon, whose beard and belly made him a natural for the role of Santa Claus, turns up dead, Meg and Chief Burke must solve the murder and save Christmas.

Murder With Peacocks

Other Meg Langslow Mysteries By Donna Andrews Swan for the Money Six Geese A-Slaying The Penguin Who Knew Too Much No Nest for the Wicket Owls Well That Ends Well We'll Always Have Parrots Crounching Buzzard, Leaping Loon Revenge of the ...

Author: Donna Andrews

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429901276

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Three Weddings...And a Murder So far Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she's maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones--each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the lawn. Only help from the town's drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors. And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests' closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she's found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents--some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg's to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer--before the next catered event is her own funeral...

Cozy Case Files A Cozy Mystery Sampler

... the Bad, and the Emus Duck the Halls Hen of the Baskervilles Some Like it Hawk The Real Macaw Stork Raving Mad Swan for the Money Six Geese A'Slaying Cockatiels at Seven The Penguin Who Knew Too Much No Nest for the Wicket Owls Well ...

Author: Kylie Logan

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250239730

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Looking for a new cozy series? In this new edition of Cozy Case Files, Minotaur Books compiles the beginnings of eight charming cozy mysteries coming in Spring 2019 for free for easy sampling. Jump into the latest cozies by the following authors: Donna Andrews, Shelia Connolly, Cate Conte, Leonard Goldberg, Carolyn Haines, Ellen Hart, Kylie Logan, and Allison Montclair. With the charm of a southern belle and none of the rules, private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney is back in Games of Bones. In Terns of Endearment, Meg Langslow races to solve a mystery while aboard a broken down cruise ship. Or follow PI Jane Lawless in Twisted at the Root as she works to attain justice for a widower wrongfully convicted of his husband’s murder. If you’re an animal lover, return to cat café JJ’s House of Purrs in The Tell Tail Heart or check out The Scent of Murder, starring cadaver dog trainer Jazz Ramsey. For history fans, there's The Right Sort of Man, and the proprietresses of the Right Sort of Marriage Bureau, in 1946 London, who find their livelihood in danger when a client is arrested for the murder of another. In The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes confronts a threat to the crown. Or revisit the modern-day town that’s about to be turned into a working Victorian village in Killer in the Carriage House.

Crime Writers

... 51 Simisola (Rendell), 143 The Simple Art of Murder (Chandler), 13 “The Simple Art of Murder” (essay, Chandler), ... 175 Six Against Scotland Yard (Sayers), 147 Six Easy Pieces: Easy Rawlins Stories (Mosley), 110 Six Geese a-Slaying ...

Author: Elizabeth Haynes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591589143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. * A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre * Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book * Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature * A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors

Mystery Women Volume Three Revised

... ofHolly The Shy Tulip Murders Sick as a Parrot Sign ofFoul Play Signature Murder Signs ofMurder Silence Is Golden ... the Rain Sister's Keeper Sisters of Cain Six Bills Six Feet Under Six Geese A-Slaying Author Nancy Tesler Valerie ...

Author: Colleen Barnett

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615950102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 700

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Like other fictional characters, female sleuths may live in the past or the future. They may represent current times with some level of reality or shape their settings to suit an agenda. There are audiences for both realism and escapism in the mystery novel. It is interesting, however, to compare the fictional world of the mystery sleuth with the world in which readers live. Of course, mystery readers do not share one simplistic world. They live in urban, suburban, and rural areas, as do the female heroines in the books they read. They may choose a book because it has a familiar background or because it takes them to places they long to visit. Readers may be rich or poor; young or old; conservative or liberal. So are the heroines. What incredible choices there are today in mystery series! This three-volume encyclopedia of women characters in the mystery novel is like a gigantic menu. Like a menu, the descriptions of the items that are provided are subjective. Volume 3 of Mystery Women as currently updated adds an additional 42 sleuths to the 500 plus who were covered in the initial Volume 3. These are more recently discovered sleuths who were introduced during the period from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1999. This more than doubles the number of sleuths introduced in the 1980s (298 of whom were covered in Volume 2) and easily exceeded the 347 series (and some outstanding individuals) described in Volume 1, which covered a 130-year period from 1860-1979. It also includes updates on those individuals covered in the first edition; changes in status, short reviews of books published since the first edition through December 31, 2008.

The Meg Langslow Series Books 1 3

Murder with Peacocks, Murder with Puffins, and Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos Donna Andrews ... Baskervilles Some Like it Hawk The Real Macaw Stork Raving Mad Swan for the Money Six Geese A'Slaying Cockatiels at Seven The Penguin ...

Author: Donna Andrews

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781466888685

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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Bestselling author Donna Andrews combines murder and madcap hilarity with a cast of eccentric oddballs in a small southern town. Here together for the first time in a fabulous eBook bundle are books 1-3 in the Meg Langslow series: Murder with Peacocks Down in her small Virginia hometown, Meg Langslow is the maid of honor at the for three of her loved ones--each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. In a whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests' closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she's found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents--some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg's to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer--before the next catered event is her own funeral... Murder with Puffins In an attempt to get away from her family, Meg and her boyfriend go to a tiny island off the coast of Maine. What could have been a romantic getaway slowly turns into disaster. Once there, they are marooned by a hurricane and that is only the beginning of their problems. Meg and her boyfriend arrive at the house only to discover that Meg's parents and siblings, along with their spouses are all there. When a murder takes place, Meg realizes that she and her boyfriend can no longer sit by a cozy fireplace, but must instead tramp around the muddy island to keep try and clear her father who is the chief suspect. Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos Every year, Yorktown, Virginia, relives its role in the Revolutionary War by celebrating the anniversary of the British surrender in 1781. This year, plans include a re-enactment of the original battle and a colonial craft fair. Meg is trying to keep her father from scaring too many tourists with his impersonation of an 18th century physician. And to prevent a snooping reporter from publishing any stories about local scandals. Not to mention saving her naive brother, Rob, from the clutches of a con man who might steal the computer game he has invented. It's a tough job--at least, until the swindler is found dead, slain in Meg's booth with one of her own wrought-iron creations. Now Meg must add another item to her already lengthy to do list: "Don't forget to solve the murder!"