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Duck the Halls - Donna Andrews
Duck the Halls
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A few nights before Christmas, Meg is awakened when volunteer fireman Michael is summoned to the New Life Baptist Church, where someone has rigged a cage full of skunks in the choir loft. The lengthy process of de-skunking the church requires its annual pre-Christmas concert to relocate to... show more
A few nights before Christmas, Meg is awakened when volunteer fireman Michael is summoned to the New Life Baptist Church, where someone has rigged a cage full of skunks in the choir loft. The lengthy process of de-skunking the church requires its annual pre-Christmas concert to relocate to Trinity Episcopal, where Mother insists the show must go on, despite the budget-related protests of Mr. Vess, an elderly vestryman. 

Meanwhile, when Meg helps her grandfather take the skunks to the zoo, they discover that his boa has been stolen - only to turn up later during the concert, slithering out from the ribbon-bedecked evergreens.  The next morning is Sunday, and the congregation of St. Byblig's, the local Catholic church, arrive to find it completely filled with several hundred ducks. 

It's clear that some serious holiday pranksters are on the loose, and Meg is determined to find them.  But before she can, a fire breaks out at Trinity, and Mr. Vess is discovered dead. Who would have murdered such a harmless - if slightly cranky - old man?  Who has the time during the busy holiday season to herd all of these animals into the town's churches?  And will Meg ever be able to finish all of her shopping, wrapping, cooking, caroling, and decorating in time for Christmas Eve?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250028778 (1250028779)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Meg Langslow (#16)
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
5.0 Duck the Halls
Michael and Rob have joined the Caerphilly VFD and a week before Christmas, they get called out to a problem at the Baptist church, where the Chief of Police and his family attend church. What is found there are a dozen irate skunks who have sprayed the caretaker and the whole church. After that, Me...
Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
3.0 Duck the Halls ★★★☆☆
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 is...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
4.0 Duck the Halls
Book Reaction (not a full review) I think this book may have jinxed me.The story starts with an unknown prankster leaving a cage full of skunks in a church. On two of the nights that I listened to the audiobook on the way home from work, I nearly ran right into our resident skunk. On one occasion, ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
5.0 Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow Mystery #16 - Christmas)
I fell in love with Meg Langslow and her family of whack-jobs when I first picked up Murder with Peacocks lo those many years ago. This is one of those series I went out of my way to 'upgrade' to a complete hardcover collection. They're light, funny, really well-written and almost always well plot...
In Libris Vita
In Libris Vita rated it
5.0 The Perfect Distraction
I've been hooked on Donna Andrews' Meg Langslow series ever since I read the first one, Murder With Peacocks, years ago. For the longest time, after the fourth book in the series, I was at a standstill. The reason? Publishers being stupid. Although the complete series is available in ebook now,...
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