The Good, the Bad, and the Emu
Life will never be the same for Meg Langslow after family secrets are revealed, introducing a whole new layer of intrigue in Donna Andrews's beloved series. Meg’s long-lost paternal grandfather, Dr. Blake, has hired Stanley Denton to find her grandmother Cordelia. Dr. Blake was reunited with... show more
Life will never be the same for Meg Langslow after family secrets are revealed, introducing a whole new layer of intrigue in Donna Andrews's beloved series.
Meg’s long-lost paternal grandfather, Dr. Blake, has hired Stanley Denton to find her grandmother Cordelia. Dr. Blake was reunited with his family when he saw Meg’s picture—she’s a dead ringer for Cordelia—and now Stanley has found a trail to his long-lost love in a small town less than an hour's drive away. He convinces Meg to come with him to meet her, but unfortunately, the woman they meet is Cordelia’s cousin—Cordelia died several years ago, and the cousin suspects she was murdered by her long-time neighbor.
Stanley and Meg agree to help track down the killer and get justice for Cordelia. Grandfather even has perfect cover--he will come to stage a rescue of the feral emus and ostriches (escaped from an abandoned farm) that infest this town. He dashes off to organize the rescue—which will, of course, involve most of Meg's family and friends in Caerphilly. But then, the evil neighbor is murdered, and not only Cordelia’s cousin but also the entire contingent of emu-rescuers, who have had conflict with the neighbor, are suspects. Only Meg and the cousin—who seems to share a lot of telling traits with Meg—can find the real killer and clear the air in The Good, the Bad, and the Emus, the newest beverage-spittingly funny installment in this uproarious series from the one-and-only Donna Andrews.
Publish date: 7-2014
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Meg Langslow (#17)
It is summer and Meg is trying to cut her bushes and keep her yard nice while watching her four-year-old twin sons and niece, Natalie, who has come to help watch the boys. After she gets cut on her tools when her niece screams, she is in the ER having sutures and Stanley Denton, a friend and PI, com...
Fun cozy mystery with murder occurring as the emus are being rounded up. It made me think about the environment and how we abuse it and how we can save it. My biggest question was why did Blake and Cordelia never reunite? Easy to read as a standalone though it is part of a series. I liked the charac...
I'm a long-time fan of the Meg Langslow series. Book one will always be my favourite - Murder with Peacocks.There have been a few hits and misses along the way, but more than anything I just like catching up with Meg and her extended and eccentric family. So for me - I enjoyed this read, even thou...
17 books and Donna Andrews is still kicking tail feathers. Meg Langslow might be is my favorite modern-day cozy sleuth. She is smart, organised, strong both mentally and physically (she's a blacksmith) and most of all - most importantly - she's pragmatic and over flows with common sense. There a...