We'll Always Have Parrots (Meg Langslow, Bk 5)
We'll Always Have Parrots - Meg Langslow, Bk 5 Author:Donna Andrews We'll Always Have Parrots is the fifth book in Donna Andrews's Edgar Award-winning humorous mystery series starring Meg Langslow. — In We'll Always Have Parrots, Meg travels with her fiance, Michael, to a fan convention for Porfiria, Queen of the Jungle - a cheesy cult TV show on which Michael has a minor role. Michael hopes that the weekend will... more » give him a chance to talk Miss Wynncliffe-Jones, the show's temperamental leading lady and executive producer, out of enforcing a certain provision in Michael's contract.
Of course, Michael's not the only person whose career the dictatorial star has manipulated. So when the star is found murdered, the police have plenty of suspects. Trouble is, Meg doesn't believe they're going to arrest the right one. Soon she finds herself following the murderer's trail through a hotel filled with egotistical actors, costumed fans, and a motley flock of monkeys and parrots who, rebelling against their role as live scenery in the hotel lobby, have escaped from their cages to take an active (and noisy) part in the festivities.« less
Fifth in the series and as mad-cap and likeable as the first four. This one had more crazy antics than any of the others, and if it wasn't for Donna Andrews writing style they would of seemed over-the-top. But she tempers the whackiness with down to earth sensibility, dry humor and a decent plot. This series is one of my all time favorites.
I do not think that this addition to the series is up to par with the prior ones.....It still is LOL funny and Meg is once again involved in the murder of a nasty individual.....but...still worth a read...
I know I'm reading this series backwards, but Andrews has definitely improved since the first award-winning volume of the series. This time Meg is accompanying her actor boyfriend to a convention for his hit TV series, and finds the Queen B*** murdered. Meg is determined to investigate on her own as Michael is a suspect along with every member of the cast who all had reason to hate her. Full of amusing visuals and tongue-in-cheek parodies of every die-hard Star Trek convention, the addition of parrots and monkeys running loose all over the hotel makes for an entertainingly hilarious read as well as a solid mystery that Andrews's fans have come to expect.