Book Reviews of Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, Bk 4)(Large Print)

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, Bk 4)(Large Print)
Crouching Buzzard Leaping Loon - Meg Langslow, Bk 4 - Large Print
Author: Donna Andrews
ISBN-13: 9780786254880
ISBN-10: 0786254882
Publication Date: 7/2/2003
Pages: 439
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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reviewed Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, Bk 4)(Large Print) on + 335 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
4th in the series. A new batch of crazy characters for Meg to interact with and a murder that proves to be filled with likely suspects makes this book the most fun filled one yet. Throw in a one winged buzzard, a pack of dogs, and Spike, the aggressive beastie Michael's mother owns and you've got one heck of a read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a quick and fun read. I saw someone on Amazon refer to the first book in this series as a "cozy mystery" and I think that's an accurate description. There's not a lot of horror, and what horror there is, with regards to the murder that has taken place, is somewhat silly and zany. Meg is a likeable character and based on this book, I've added the others in this series to my wish list now too. :)
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Helpful Score: 2
I love this series! Everyone is so quirky, you can't help but laugh out loud. Plus the mystery is good. Hope there are lots more coming.
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Helpful Score: 2
Quite good, not as good as "...Wrought Iron Flamingos" but still good. I never figured out where the "leaping loon" came in, but I like the series -- the main character is very likeable -- all the crazies are, well, crazy, but all in all a good light read (I actually learn some things from reading this series, too!)
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Helpful Score: 1
As a favor to her brother, Meg agrees to tend the switchboard at his computer game company Mutant Wizards. For companionship, besides a crew of eccentric techies, she has a buzzard withone wing and her boyfriend's mother's nightmare dog. Not to mention the psychotherapists who refuse to give up their lease on half the office space. This is not what Meg had in mind when she agreed to help her brother. The atmosphere is so consistently loony that the office mail car makes several passes through the reception room, with the office practical joker lying on top of it pretending to be dying, before Meg realizes that he's become the victim of someone who wasn't joking at all. He's been murdered.
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Helpful Score: 1
This series is getting funnier and more enjoyable. The first few books elicited a few chuckles from me but this one had me laughing out loud at the end. Meg's brother Rob has been successful at marketing a computer version of his role-playing game, Lawyers From Hell, and is now head of his own computer game company called Mutant Wizards. He engages Meg's help when he suspects something fishy going on at work, and Meg is ensconced at the switchboard while secretly playing detective in between taking care of the resident mascot George, a one-winged buzzard rescued by the staff. When the office clown and practical joker Ted is found strangled, Rob is arrested by the sherrif and Meg of course investigates to get her brother out of jail. What she finds is that Ted was a blackmailer, and everyone in the building, including the psychiatrists that they share office space with, has a secret worth killing for. Now she just has to figure out who actually did. The last showdown scene is a hilarious comedy routine that is deftly written and thoroughly enjoyable, and makes me look forward to the rest of the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
great funny story!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This series of books with birds in the titles (we've had peacocks, puffins, flamingos, and now buzzards and loons) about Meg Lanslow and her lovable but slightly off-kilter family (loons conjure up about the right image) is wonderful. None will probably ever be quite as funny as Murder with Peacocks (if you haven't read it, order it right now!), but that's OK; they're still funny, lovable, and very pleasant to read. This one is no exception.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another enchanting installment in the Meg Lanslow series. Maybe my favorite one so far.
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This series of books with birds in the titles (we've had peacocks, puffins, flamingos, and now buzzards and loons) about Meg Lanslow and her lovable but slightly off-kilter family (loons conjure up about the right image) is wonderful. None will probably ever be quite as funny as Murder with Peacocks (if you haven't read it, order it right now!), but that's OK; they're still funny, lovable, and very pleasant to read. This one is no exception.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another funny addition to the cozy series.
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Fifth in the Meg Lanslow series, this episode revolves around Meg's brother's computer game company, Mutant Wizards, and a murder that takes place there. More wacky escapades for a delightful heroine.
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What a zoo of people Donna Andrews dreams up and yet, I know a few people who tend toward the crazieness she conjurs up. Great read, especially if you want a good laugh.
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great read... i love all donna andrews writes..
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Meg Lanslow has been asked by her brother, Rob, to take over as office manager and figure out what's going wrong in the office. After a (annoying) staff member is killed, Meg and her father (with the help of the Caerphilly Police department) go sleuthing. Donna Andrews writes with attention to detail and a great sense of humor.
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Love, love, love the Meg Lanslow mystery series. Quirky characters, fun mysteries. I love her eccentric (read crazy) southern family! Laughed out loud while reading this book.
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Lot's of fun! Quick read.
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I think Andrews gets funnier with every book. In this one, as a favor to her brother, Meg agrees to help her brother with his computer game company, "Mutant Wizards." The book opens with her trying to teach a temp to tend the switchboard. But the woman is scared off by the buzzard perched in the corner, Meg's brother performing a kata, and a techie riding the automatic mail carrier pretending to be dead. Besides the loony techies, she's also dealing with Michael's mother's dog, and the psychotherapists who refuse to give up their lease on half the office space. Then the practical joker turns out to be dead for real.
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#4 in the series
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This series of books with birds in the titles (we've had peacocks, puffins, flamingos, and now buzzards and loons) about Meg Lanslow and her lovable but slightly off-kilter family (loons conjure up about the right image) is wonderful. None will probably ever be quite as funny as Murder with Peacocks (if you haven't read it, order it right now!), but that's OK; they're still funny, lovable, and very pleasant to read. This one is no exception.
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Good read, number 4 in the series.
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An amusing "cozy" from a relatively new author.
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This is another funny book by Andrews, much enjoyed. Introducing Mutant Wizards, brothers business and all the nonsense that goes with it. Very good mystery.
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Good book Nice read
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Enjoyable, relaxing read.
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Meg's brother Rob has been trying to make money off the role playing game he invented for years. He's finally formed Mutant Wizards and released it as a computer game, to great success. Now he's hard at work on the sequel in a new, larger office.
But something is going on just below the surface. Rob is worried, so he asks Meg to investigate. Since she's just hurt her hand and can't work as a blacksmith, she agrees. After two weeks, she's done nothing but fill in for the receptionist and help them move into the new office space they share with a group of therapists. But then Ted, the office practical joker, turns up dead on the mail cart. He was a pain, but he was harmless, right? When Rob is hauled off for the crime, Meg leaps into action to give the police other suspects, turning up quite a few secrets in the process.
This is the fourth adventure for Meg. This one didn't feel quite as funny to me as the others, possibly because many of the supporting players from the first three weren't here for the main action. There were still many amusing things along the way, however. For example, the "affirmation bear" had me laughing every time it showed up. The mystery plot is stronger here then others in the series, with quite a few unexpected revelations and a very nice twist at the end. A couple personal sub-plots keep things interesting as well. Everything comes together for a great climax that had me laughing and turning pages as fast as I could to find out what would happen next.

While those looking for the continued hi-jinks of Meg's eccentric family will be slightly disappointed with this book, there is still much to recommend it. I enjoyed every page and found the book over all too fast. Here's to many more entertaining adventures with Meg and her family and friends.
(Credit: Mark Baker)
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This is the debut novel in Donna Andrews bird-themed mysteries. One could almost say it is a "hoot".