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Donna Andrews (1) (1967–)

Autor(a) de Murder with Peacocks

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Obras por Donna Andrews

Murder with Peacocks (1999) 1,267 exemplares
Murder with Puffins (2000) 880 exemplares
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (2002) 754 exemplares
We'll Always Have Parrots (2003) 723 exemplares
Owls Well That Ends Well (2005) 682 exemplares
No Nest for the Wicket (2006) 647 exemplares
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (2007) 636 exemplares
Cockatiels at Seven (2008) 513 exemplares
Six Geese A-Slaying (2008) 497 exemplares
You've Got Murder (2002) 443 exemplares
Swan for the Money (2009) 418 exemplares
Stork Raving Mad (2010) 390 exemplares
The Real Macaw (2011) 332 exemplares
Click Here for Murder (2003) 319 exemplares
Some Like It Hawk (2012) 299 exemplares
The Hen of the Baskervilles (2013) 298 exemplares
Duck the Halls (2013) 276 exemplares
Access Denied (2004) 267 exemplares
Delete All Suspects (2005) 261 exemplares
Lord of the Wings (2015) 250 exemplares
The Nightingale Before Christmas (2014) 241 exemplares
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (2014) 237 exemplares
Die Like an Eagle (2016) 195 exemplares
Gone Gull (2017) 191 exemplares
Toucan Keep a Secret (2018) 184 exemplares
How the Finch Stole Christmas! (2017) 178 exemplares
Lark! The Herald Angels Sing (2018) 156 exemplares
Owl Be Home for Christmas (2019) 148 exemplares
Terns of Endearment (2019) 146 exemplares
The Gift of the Magpie (2020) 139 exemplares
The Falcon Always Wings Twice (2020) 121 exemplares
The Twelve Jays of Christmas (2021) 114 exemplares
Murder Most Fowl (2021) 106 exemplares
Dashing Through the Snowbirds (2022) 93 exemplares
Round Up the Usual Peacocks (2022) 92 exemplares
Birder, She Wrote (2023) 80 exemplares
Chesapeake Crimes (2004) — Editor — 34 exemplares
Chesapeake Crimes 2 (2005) — Editor — 16 exemplares
Chesapeake Crimes 3 (2008) — Editor — 14 exemplares
The Two Deadly Doves (2015) 14 exemplares
Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder! (2012) — Editor; Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Chesapeake Crimes: They Had It Comin' (2010) — Editor; Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays (2014) — Editor; Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning (2016) — Editor; Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies (2018) — Editor — 4 exemplares
Spellbound 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (2008) — Contribuidor — 922 exemplares
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery and Fantasy (2004) — Contribuidor — 523 exemplares
Unusual Suspects: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy (2008) — Contribuidor — 404 exemplares
Death Dines In (2004) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
The Mysterious North (2002) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Cozy Case Files, A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 9 (2020) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Yorktown, Virginia, USA
Locais de residência
Reston, Virginia, USA
University of Virginia (English & Drama)
mystery writer
Sisters in Crime (Chesapeake Chapter)
Mystery Writers of America (Mid-Atlantic chapter)
Private Investigators and Security Association

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Donna Andrews is an American mystery fiction writer of two award-winning amateur sleuth series.
Her first book, Murder with Peacocks (1999), introduced Meg Langslow, a blacksmith from Yorktown.
The first novel in the Turing Hopper series (You've Got Murder, 2002) debuted a highly unusual sleuth—an Artificial Intelligence (AI) personality who becomes sentient.
[from Wikipedia, retrieved 11/18/2023]



It's Christmas time in Caerphilly and Meg has been put in charge of the annual Christmas parade. The theme is "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and most of the days are easy to assemble, but the "six geese a-laying" is a problem because all 36 members of SPOR are in goose costumes and determined to be in the parade.

And then there is Santa Claus... He's been played by a local curmudgeon for years because he's one of the few that will fit in the little Santa suit. And now, to add to the confusion, someone has killed him by stabbing him in the heart.

Not only does Meg need to find a substitute Santa with only minutes before the parade begins, but she has to find a substitute camel-riding wiseman because the Chief of Police has to bow out to work the murder, and it would be good to solve the murder too.

Investigations shows that Santa was also a blackmailer and eagle-killer which really enlarges the suspect pool. And most of the suspects are taking part in the parade from the SPOR members upset about the eagles to other various blackmail victims.

As usual, things are chaotic and absurd, and it is up to Meg to control the chaos and save the day but not before she's captured by the villain.
… (mais)
kmartin802 | 24 outras críticas | Jan 17, 2024 |
A very cute, very light holiday mystery that starts with a series of silly pranks where a person or persons unknown are filling various places of worship with animals – skunks, snakes, ducks, etc – that eventually turns dark, and then someone is dead and it’s not a joke to anyone. Our protagonist isn’t a professional detective or sleuth for hire. As far as I can tell, she’s just an unashamedly nosy mom. But then, this is book #16 in the Meg Langslow series and there is probably a whole lot more to this character and her history than I was able to grasp in this one short book. Certainly there is a whole history to her extended family dynamics, which come into play throughout the story and bring us a really adorable holiday scene at the conclusion. This does work okay as a standalone, but I suspect the pleasure in it would be enhanced for readers who are already familiar with the series.

Many thanks to Themis-Athena and Murder by Death – I can’t remember which of you recommended this one to me, but you were right, this was a fun antidote to the string of unfinishable holiday-themed books that I kept trying to use to put myself in a holiday mood.

Audiobook, purchased via Audible, with a very good performance by Bernadette Dunn, although I think she does a much better job on all the Shirley Jackson books – maybe she needs that darker material to really sink her teeth into.

I’d have liked to use this for The 16 Tasks of the Festive Season, but I already have books lined up for all the book tasks and I already have a Christmas book for the Holiday Book Joker.

… (mais)
Doodlebug34 | 10 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2024 |
The mystery in this installment is a little light, but it still provides fun and entertains. Meg is conducting the town's Christmas pageant. Then they find a baby in a manger that isn't the one they expected. No one recognizes the baby, but they want to locate the baby's parents. Something left with the baby makes them think her name is Lark. Of course, it turns out the birth mother is trying to flee neighboring Clay County where the corrupt law enforcement officials nabbed her husband. They shelter the mother in the women's shelter until it's no longer safe to do so. It's worth sticking this one out just because of the fun antics right before the situation is resolved.… (mais)
thornton37814 | 7 outras críticas | Dec 29, 2023 |
In this latest offering in the Donna Andrews mystery novels, Meg takes part in a reality show filming in which she is able to show off her blacksmithing skills. The filming takes place at a local castle, which provides an atmospheric setting for the competition. When one of the competitors becomes deceased, Meg becomes involved in trying to solve the crime.

My favorite part of this novel was the cool setting and the descriptions of the castle and the area, plus the Christmas festivities. I also liked reconnecting with the characters from the other novels in this series. The author has done a good job of updating the characters throughout the series, although this book works as a standalone too. The information about reality shows and blacksmithing was an added bonus.

I received this novel from the publisher and from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
… (mais)
LadyoftheLodge | 4 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |



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