Book Reviews of Owl's Well That Ends Well (Meg Langslow, Bk 6)

Owl's Well That Ends Well (Meg Langslow, Bk 6)
Owl's Well That Ends Well - Meg Langslow, Bk 6
Author: Donna Andrews
ISBN-13: 9780312329389
ISBN-10: 0312329385
Publication Date: 4/1/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Owl's Well That Ends Well (Meg Langslow, Bk 6) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If you're a follower of Meg Lanslow, ironworker, this is one of her funnier misadventures. Whodunit ends up being a surprise to the reader when everything that seems wrapped up unravels...
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent story! The adventures of Meg and her family are wonderfully amusing. This one brings back a little of the spark and fire of the first book--this one is more fun than the last few. Donna Andrews has a gift.
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Helpful Score: 3
Andrews' books just keep getting better and better! In this one, a huge yard sale turns into a carnival ... including unauthorized concessions, squatters setting up sales booths, and a ride!
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as funny as others in the series, but the yard sale scenes are priceless.
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Helpful Score: 2
Cozy mystery, sixth in the Meg Langslow series. Meg discovers that yard sales can be murdered when a body turns up in the midst of her clutter-clearing event.
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Helpful Score: 1
Hilarious!
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Helpful Score: 1
Absolutely loved this story. The yard sale, sheep and owls all made for a great, funny, funny story. In many places I just fell out laughing so hard. Truly funny. Her family's a riot.
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Helpful Score: 1
A shady book and antiques dealer is murdered at Meg & Michael's yard sale, and when a professor friend is accused, Meg discovers she must find the killer to keep the professor's career on course.

6th in the series and as likeable as the previous five have been. Meg's mad-cap family runs amok all over this one, as do a few owls, a bevy of suspects and more yard sale customers than I'd be comfortable with. All this combines to make a fun book. Not as humor filled as some of the others, a bit over the top in places, and with a twist that Meg didn't expect but I did. Overall a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
6th in series. Meg and her crazy family are back in this fun mystery.
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Love this series!
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Another madcap adventure of Meg and her family, this one centered around a huge yard sale..and a body discovered in a trunk......Meg's father, dressed and imitating an owl is a hoot (a bad pun I admit)....Meg's relationship with Michael moves to the next level ! One of the best books in the series so far... Donna Andrews, as usual, is laugh out loud funny !!
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This is a very well written and funny book. Furthering the interactions of the characters, and bringing them to you as though they were peculiar family members.

Makes you wish they were.
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Our intrepid blacksmith artist Meg Langslow has just bought a house with her boyfriend Michael. It's a major fixer-upper, though, and crammed full of junk as the previous owner was a pack rat, so Meg has decided to hold the mother of all yard sales, and invited other family members to join as well as help with the organization. Naturally (for our heroine) a body is found in an old trunk and the victim is an antiques dealer that has a reputation for being shady and a cheat, which means there are suspects galore. Unfortunately the police have arrested one of Michael's friends, a professor at the university who is key to Michael's search for academic tenure. And so once again Meg has an excuse to snoop and conduct her own investigation, which she manages with aplomb in the midst of the chaos of a yard sale of epic proportions, the local conservationists' attempts to protect the endangered barn owls on their property, the escaped sheep from the neighboring farm, her extended family's eccentricities, and her mother's attempts to decorate her house, guaranteeing the humor amidst the mystery that Donna Andrews has become well known for.
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Love this whole series. Meg's family makes me laugh. This is another great story.
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I am still deciding on whether I like Meg Lanslow - she seems another one of these heroines who have no spine can not say no when she should do so. It seems I have found quite a few of this type recently and I don't think it's funny at all. The description of the book is funny itself! I never laughed or even smiled but groaned when yet another stupid thing happened. Meg simply cannot stand up for herself and, as a result, gets into ridiculous, unnecessary situations. I am not sure I will read more of the series.
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funny & clever
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Meg is having a giant Yard sale, of several families. Thing are going OK, until the body of the famous antique dealer is found in the barn.
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The sixth book in the Mweg Langslow series. A fun read.
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Number six in the Meg Lanslow series, Meg and her boyfriend begin renovating a Victorian mansion, but the weekend-long yard sale turns into the never-ending yard sale when, what else, someone is murdered on the premises.
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Another great book in the Meg Lanslow series, this being the most recent. I love these books. Though they don't contain any element of the supernatural or paranormal like so many of the other books I read, I've really enjoyed this cozy mystery series.

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A terrific story about the tag sale to end all tag sales, complete with dead body in the barn. Amusing and fun with well drawn characters.
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This cozy mystery started really slow for me, perhaps because I have not read prior books in the series so had no idea of the characters or setting. I did finish it, but there were several plot lines left hanging and I'm not sure if this is just the author's way of tying the series together or just pure sloppy writing. I may read more of the series later but won't be searching for them. I was surprised at the culprit so it wasn't a total waste.
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When Meg and Michael bought their house on the edge of town, they knew it would take lots of work. For one thing, it's old, so there's plenty of repair work. More immediate, the former owner was a pack rat, and they bought the house with all the contents as well.

Now, after several months of hard work, they're ready for the yard sale to end all yard sales. With plenty of Meg's relatives on hand to "help" and sell their own items, it promises to be an event.

The customers start coming before dawn. Among the first is local antiques dealer Gordon McCoy. Always out to make a quick buck, no one trusts him. Sure enough, he's quickly hording treasures in the barn to check out later, even though the barn is off limits because of the owls nesting there. But when a customer drags a trunk out of the barn, Gordon's body is locked inside. The police quickly zero in on one of Michael's fellow professors since he was seen wandering around the sale with the murder weapon. Since Meg is trying to win the man over as a friend, she sets out to make sure the police have a better suspect. With the yard sale temporarily on hold while the police investigate, Meg is able to dive in, especially since the crowd, suspects included, seem to be staying around the house hoping the sale will reopen. Can Meg deal with the restless crowd and solve the murder?

With each book, I fall further in love with this series. I giggled and laughed my way through this entry. There are several funny sub-plots that weave their way through the book, and I think there are a larger then normal assortment of relatives, adding to the general wackiness. The mains story line is handled well with some nice development the entire way through.
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