Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon
Poor Meg Langslow. She’s blessed in so many ways. Michael, her boyfriend, is a handsome, delightful heartthrob who adores her. She’s a successful blacksmith, known for her artistic wrought-iron creations. But somehow Meg’s road to contentment is more rutted and filled with potholes than seems... show more
Poor Meg Langslow. She’s blessed in so many ways. Michael, her boyfriend, is a handsome, delightful heartthrob who adores her. She’s a successful blacksmith, known for her artistic wrought-iron creations. But somehow Meg’s road to contentment is more rutted and filled with potholes than seems fair. There are Michael’s and Meg’s doting but demanding mothers, for a start. And then there’s the fruitless hunt for a place big enough for the couple to live together. And a succession of crises brought on by the well-meaning but utterly wacky demands of her friends and family. Demands that Meg has a hard time refusing---which is why she’s tending the switchboard of Mutant Wizards, where her brother’s computer games are created, and handling all the office management problems that no one else bothers with.
For companionship, besides a crew of eccentric techies, she has a buzzard with one wing---who she must feed frozen mice thawed in the office microwave---and Michael’s mother’s nightmare dog. Not to mention the psychotherapists who refuse to give up their lease on half of the office space, and whose conflicting therapies cause continuing dissension.
This is not what Meg had in mind when she agreed to help her brother move his staff to new offices.In fact, the atmosphere is so consistently loony that the office mail cart makes several passes through the reception room, with the office practical joker lying on top of it pretending to be dead, before Meg realizes that he’s become the victim of someone who wasn’t joking at all. He’s been murdered for real.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2006-02-07
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Meg Langslow (#4)
The Buzzard is a real buzzard saved from a dog and lost a wing and is now cared for at the offices of the Mutant Wizards. The loons, they are the group of people who work in the offices of the Mutant Wizards. Meg is helping her brother out at the offices of the Mutant Wizards, the company he created...
This might be my favorite book of the series to date. I loved the new cast of characters, the enclosed setting, and the humor. I was afraid I'd wake LL with my laughter. Meg and Michael are making do with the Cave, a tiny one room where their sofa is their bed and you can hold the hand of the pers...
I had quite a few lough out loud moments in this book. Hilarious
This series has steady improved and I am now comfortable with saying I like it. I enjoyed this book. Its not the greatest book, but its a quick fun read. I'm not sure why but in this cozy mystery I'm never at the edge of my seat, trying to figure it out myself or dying to know who the murderer is. I...
I'll be picking up more books in this series. Very fun read, good pace, and interesting characters.