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The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (Meg Langslow Series #8)

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

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    I have loved all her books up to this one (I am reading in order

    I have loved all her books up to this one (I am reading in order from #1). This book deals with a topic I can't personally tolerate and that is a form of animal cruelty. I won't go in to the details - suffice it to say I skipped over the parts that dealt with realities of that subject matter - you can tell it's coming and you can skip ahead a page or two and get by it. The rest of the book is typical lunacy abetted by the entire small zoo population being dropped off at Meg & Michael's new home in the Country. If you're waiting for Michael & Meg to get married and think this is the book where they finally tie the knot - it isn't. Close but no cigar - but then again maybe we aren't invited to the wedding.........

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  • Posted March 15, 2012

    Very definitely recommend

    This is the first one of the Meg Lanslow series I read--bought it as a bargain book because I'm a penguin lover. After I read this one I went back and bought all the books in this series and started with #1, going right through to #13---am now waiting for #14 that I pre-ordered. I have since passed them on to my daughter since I was able to purchase them again for my Nook--if that had not been possible I would not have passed them on.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    Better than Wickets.

    Wickets was a let down. Andrews picks back up with Penguin.

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

    The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

    This was a fun book to read.. It was informational about zoos and zoo animals...It is a humorous mystery....Unusual format...

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  • Posted September 14, 2009

    Quite entertaining

    I've read one or two other books by Ms. Andrews, and have enjoyed each of them for their offbeat characters and situations. Love the extended family on the scene! Even laughed out loud while reading several sections.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

    Silly, funny, weird characters -- good escape reading. With a huge cast of offbeat relatives, there is total confusion, and some good laughs-out-loud.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

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    The poerfect book for a rainy day

    This was entertaining and held my interest but not a deep book--light and entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    Ugh!

    In a word - boring! I bought this as a bargain book and got what I paid for.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    the best humor-mystery series on the market today

    Meg Langslow and her fiancé Michael Waterston are moving into their renovated home in Caerphilly, Virginia with the help (an extremely loose use of the word help that is) of her dad and her relatives from mom¿s side. Dad suddenly leaves the basement to inform his daughter that he ran into a slight problem while digging a swimming hole for the penguins he adopted from a bankrupt zoo he dug up a corpse.----------- The police investigate, but struggle with identifying the John Doe. The assumption made by the townsfolk and fostered by Meg¿s family is that the deceased is the bankrupt zoo's missing owner. Thus those who were fostering animals no longer want them on their property so they drop them off at Meg¿s place. Meg and Michael discuss eloping early to elude the menagerie that is the two legged beasts who share her DNA. However, first there is a question of who killed and interred the body in their basement.-------------- This jocular whodunit is a terrific tale that will leave the audience laughing especially with some outrageous slapstick yet the humor remains inside a strong mystery. The incredibly calm Meg does not blink as animals run amok and her family is even more out of control. Fans will appreciate her calm juggling act as Donna Andrews provides a great entry in what may be the best humor-mystery series on the market today.--------------------------- Harriet Klausner

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