A Murder Hatched: Murder with Peacocks and Murder with Puffins (Meg Langslow Series #1 & 2)

A Murder Hatched: Murder with Peacocks and Murder with Puffins (Meg Langslow Series #1 & 2)

by Donna Andrews
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A Murder Hatched: Murder with Peacocks and Murder with Puffins (Meg Langslow Series #1 & 2) by Donna Andrews

Catch the first two books in Donna Andrews's award-winning laugh-out-loud Meg Lanslow series: this ebook bundle contains Murder with Peacocks and Murder with Puffins.

From ducks to penguins to peacocks to parrots, Donna Andrews knows her birds! And she's channeled all her skill and winning humor into one of the most accomplished, entertaining cozy series around. It all began with Murder with Peacocks, which won the St. Martin's Minotaur/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition. Upon learning that her novel had won, Donna acquired a copy of the Peterson Field Guide to Eastern Birds and settled herself down with her zany heroine, blacksmith Meg Langslow. The fun has not stopped since. Murder with Peacocks scooped up the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry Awards, along with the Romantic Times award for best first novel and the Lefty award for the funniest mystery.

See how this stunning, laugh-out-loud series all began and meet Meg Langslow, one of the most dynamic and hilarious characters ever to grace the mystery shelves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312541903
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Series: Meg Langslow Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 512,541
Product dimensions: 8.26(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Donna Andrews is the author of the Meg Langslow mysteries, including Stork Raving Mad and Swan for the Money. She has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry awards, a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and two Lefty and two Toby Bromberg Awards for funniest mystery. When not writing fiction, Andrews is a self-confessed nerd, rarely found away from her computer, unless she's messing in the garden. She lives in Reston, Virginia.

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Murder Hatched 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking to start a new cozy series - this is a great place to start! These are well-written with fun, quirky and excentric characters who we get to know better with each book. Good story lines, clever mysteries, likeable characters. No sex, swearing or violence. Better when read in order.
RobertDowns More than 1 year ago
MURDER WITH PEACOCKS MURDER WITH PEACOCKS probably had about two too many weddings for me. Sure, this novel was entertaining, and it’d be hard not to be with a cast of zany characters and enough murder and mayhem to bring down an entire forest. But it felt like Ms. Andrews tried a bit too hard. I certainly applaud her for her effort, but there was enough craziness for two or three novels compacted in a little over 300 pages. And the weddings. I understand that women have the entire ceremony planned out from the time they are twelve years old down to the church, flowers, hors d’oeuvre, and possibly even the minister. But three weddings in about three weeks? That seemed about as crazy as a group of peacocks and peahens camped out in the middle of the desert. Or maybe I just needed a bit more focus on the murder and mayhem, since it seemed to catch on about as well as the flu. I did enjoy the back and forth between Meg and Michael; I would have preferred a bit more of that as well. More relationship and more sleuthing would have made for a better tale. I have high hopes that the second novel will be an improvement over the first. MURDER WITH PUFFINS While MURDER WITH PUFFINS did have more of Meg and Michael, I still had to deal with a smaller scale version of the Langslow clan. On a positive note, there was nary a wedding to speak of, after having endured three from MURDER WITH PEACOCKS, all of which had their share of hiccups. The Maine locale proved to be a nice change of pace. The zaniness still felt a bit forced to me. More often than not, the antics seemed a bit too cute, a bit too over-the-top, and probably even a bit forced. While the relationship and the sleuthing did improve, it still felt like this series was missing something. Robert Downs Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator
Avid-readerKS More than 1 year ago
Typical of all of Andrews works, mystery, family and well craziness. A nice way to spend part of your day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters will keep you laughing and the story line is quirky. A great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These two books are a great introduction to the series. They are well-written and well-edited. The characters are fun and predicaments are unusual. This is not sweeping literature; it is simple, completely (perhaps overly) chaste entertainment. ?...wjj
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't usually write reviews but I must say that I love the writing. The charachters, the similies, the metaphors and most of all, the storyline :)
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m2j2013 More than 1 year ago
I am hooked on Donna Andrews' Meg Langslow Series. So much so that I have purchased 8 more series. Ms. Andrews has a great sense of humor and there's enough going on the stories that it's hard to put down. I am only on the 2nd series. I hope Meg and Michael stay together.
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An ok story with ok characters and an ok plot...just way too long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad to discover this series. I really enjoyed it! Thanks! Reminded me of English cozies with all the quirky characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
starts out fairly witty but quickly gets repetitive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy cute read
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Thoroughly enjoyable.
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