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.
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. :)
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.
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!)
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.
great read... i love all donna andrews writes..
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.
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.
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.
Another funny addition to the cozy series.
Another enchanting installment in the Meg Lanslow series. Maybe my favorite one so far.
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.
Enjoyable, relaxing read.
This is the debut novel in Donna Andrews bird-themed mysteries. One could almost say it is a "hoot".