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Donna Andrews (1) (1967–)

Autor(a) de Murder with Peacocks

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Image credit: reading at 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival By Slowking4 - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69292059


Obras de Donna Andrews

Murder with Peacocks (1999) 1,284 cópias, 60 resenhas
Murder with Puffins (2000) 886 cópias, 37 resenhas
Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (2001) 828 cópias, 25 resenhas
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (2002) 757 cópias, 28 resenhas
We'll Always Have Parrots (2003) 727 cópias, 26 resenhas
Owls Well That Ends Well (2005) 684 cópias, 17 resenhas
No Nest for the Wicket (2006) 656 cópias, 19 resenhas
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (2007) 644 cópias, 29 resenhas
Cockatiels at Seven (2008) 516 cópias, 18 resenhas
Six Geese A-Slaying (2008) 501 cópias, 25 resenhas
You've Got Murder (2002) 449 cópias, 23 resenhas
Swan for the Money (2009) 422 cópias, 21 resenhas
Stork Raving Mad (2010) 396 cópias, 20 resenhas
The Real Macaw (2011) 337 cópias, 19 resenhas
Click Here for Murder (2003) 322 cópias, 12 resenhas
Some Like It Hawk (2012) 305 cópias, 14 resenhas
The Hen of the Baskervilles (2013) 302 cópias, 15 resenhas
Duck the Halls (2013) 279 cópias, 11 resenhas
Access Denied (2004) 268 cópias, 6 resenhas
Delete All Suspects (2005) 262 cópias, 3 resenhas
Lord of the Wings (2015) 254 cópias, 13 resenhas
The Nightingale Before Christmas (2014) 245 cópias, 12 resenhas
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (2014) 240 cópias, 13 resenhas
Die Like an Eagle (2016) 200 cópias, 13 resenhas
Gone Gull (2017) 200 cópias, 12 resenhas
Toucan Keep a Secret (2018) 190 cópias, 13 resenhas
How the Finch Stole Christmas! (2017) 185 cópias, 16 resenhas
Lark! The Herald Angels Sing (2018) 160 cópias, 10 resenhas
Terns of Endearment (2019) 155 cópias, 10 resenhas
Owl Be Home for Christmas (2019) 155 cópias, 11 resenhas
The Gift of the Magpie (2020) 143 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Falcon Always Wings Twice (2020) 129 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Twelve Jays of Christmas (2021) 124 cópias, 7 resenhas
Murder Most Fowl (2021) 113 cópias, 9 resenhas
Dashing Through the Snowbirds (2022) 99 cópias, 8 resenhas
Round Up the Usual Peacocks (2022) 97 cópias, 9 resenhas
Birder, She Wrote (2023) 87 cópias, 11 resenhas
Let It Crow! Let It Crow! Let It Crow! (2023) 69 cópias, 5 resenhas
Chesapeake Crimes (2004) — Editor — 34 cópias, 2 resenhas
Between a Flock and a Hard Place (2024) 19 cópias, 5 resenhas
Chesapeake Crimes 2 (2005) — Editor — 16 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Two Deadly Doves (2015) 15 cópias
Chesapeake Crimes 3 (2008) — Editor — 14 cópias
Chesapeake Crimes: They Had It Comin' (2010) — Editor; Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder! (2012) — Editor; Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays (2014) — Editor; Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning (2016) — Editor; Contribuinte — 5 cópias, 1 resenha
School of Hard Knox (2023) — Editor — 5 cópias
Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies (2018) — Editor — 4 cópias
The Birthday Dinner 1 exemplar(es)
Cold Spell [Short Story] 1 exemplar(es)
The Meg Langslow Series Thus Far (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Spellbound 1 exemplar(es)
Normal [Short Story] 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (2008) — Contribuinte — 935 cópias, 38 resenhas
Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery and Fantasy (2004) — Contribuinte — 527 cópias, 18 resenhas
Unusual Suspects: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy (2008) — Contribuinte — 408 cópias, 10 resenhas
Death Dines In (2004) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Mysterious North (2002) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias, 1 resenha
House Unauthorized: Vasculitis, Clinic Duty, and Bad Bedside Manner (2007) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias, 2 resenhas
Cozy Case Files, A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 9 (2020) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias


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
Pequena biografia
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]



Meg has a new assignment from the mayor. A home renovation television program has come to town to redo the Smetkamp's home in a charming, historic neighborhood. The neighbors are outraged, Mrs. Smetkamp is making constant demands, and the company is playing fast and loose with building permits.

Then someone herds the town's feral turkeys to the neighborhood. The turkeys are large, aggressive and resistant to being herded back to where they belong which is at Meg's grandfather's research facility. They manage to shut down the building project and cause all sorts of chaos in the neighborhood. While the sheriff is looking for the culprits, Megs father and grandfather want to find them too - because they want to know how they managed to get all the turkeys into the neighborhood. They've been having trouble moving the turkeys around.

While Meg is trying to arrange a turkey round-up, the mayor who is also a building contractor discovers that the TV crew has demolished almost all of the load-bearing walls in their reno and made the house not only unlivable but an active danger for anyone entering it. He immediately shuts down any activities at the reno.

On the night of the round-up, Meg discovers Mrs. Smetkamp's body is the small woodworking shed at the back of her home. It is an obvious murder since she was stabbed with one of the wood rasps from the scene. As usual, there are a lot of suspects from her disgruntled neighbors to the TV crew who had been trying to work with her.

This was another fun and funny episode in a long-running series. I enjoy Meg's ability to keep her head and solve problems.
… (mais)
kmartin802 | outras 4 resenhas | Jul 7, 2024 |
Oh, Ms. Andrews, you truly, never disappoint your readers. This thirty-fifth cozy mystery book in series was absolutely hilarious.

Meg Langslow, our plucky protagonist, blacksmith, mother of twin boys and Executive Assistant for Special Projects to Caerphilly's Mayor Shiffley, has been called to historic Bland Street for an "intervention". It turns out that the much abhorred Smetkamps have won a home makeover from the TV show, Marvelous Mansions, and the neighbors are none too pleased with all the noise and inconvenience the construction crew has caused. To top that off, during the stealth of night, someone dropped off over a hundred feral turkeys on the Smetkamps lawn. The belligerent birds are wreaking havoc on everyone's gardens and lawns and attacking anyone who may try to defend their own property. During the Great Roundup, a body is discovered and a mystery needs solving. Who better than Meg to assist in that process?

Just reading about the feral turkey attacks and the defensive attire of the brave ones going in to save the day would be worth the price of this book. But the mystery itself, is equally entertaining. There are lots of red herrings, plausible perpetrators and likely felons.

Ms. Andrews is brilliant in her character creation: featuring a strong yet compassionate female lead with a highly eccentric family and great secondary characters makes for amusing reading. Her world building of the college town of Caerphilly (pronounced "carefully" ? ) is wonderful. The writing is solid and quite amusing times. When readers ask me for recommendations for a cozy mystery series, hands-down, it is this one. If you enjoy cozies, then this book could well be one for you.

I am grateful to Ms. Andrews and her publisher, Minotaur Books, for having provided a complimentary uncorrected digital copy of this book. Their generosity, however, has not influenced this review - the words of which are mine alone.

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: August 6, 2024
Number of pages:‎ 304
ISBN:‎ 978-1250894083
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KateBaxter | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 29, 2024 |
This 31st in series cozy mystery was another wonderful addition to the Meg Langslow series. Ms. Andrews has crafted yet another spectacular adventure for Meg and her eccentric family.

Meg's brother Rob is finally tying the knot with his lovely fiancé, well at least finally...publicly. His mother and future mother-in-law have all matters in hand and are directing any and all family members with wedding prep duties. When Meg's nephew, Kevin, seeks Meg's assistance to help him figure out which cold crime podcast he and his buddy Casey produced has triggered a murderous response, Meg is only too happy to assist - anything to get away from mom's piling on of wedding duties. There's also the matter of finding worthy peacock substitutes for the molting pair on Meg's farm - the show must go on. Can Meg narrow down the suspects and make it safe to carry on with the wedding festivities without a hitch (other than the planned one)? Only time will tell.

When people ask me for recommendations for a cozy mystery series, hands-down, it is this one. The writing is solid, humorous, engaging, and always leaves me with a smile. The scene with the peacocks going bezerk on the wedding guests and decorations was worth the cost of the book alone. Absolutely hilarious! There were essentially three cold cases being simultaneously reviewed - much like a three-ring circus. The warmth among the characters leaves a warm fuzzy every time.

Publisher: ‎ Minotaur Books
Publiation Date: ‎ May 23, 2023
Number of pages: ‎ 320
ISBN: 978-1250892805
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KateBaxter | outras 8 resenhas | Jun 23, 2024 |
Donna Andrews and her Meg Langslow mysteries are reliably well-done cozy mysteries with strong clues and sneaky red herrings. Add a large crazy family and an interesting selection of animals and you are bound to have a fun few hours of reading.
In this installment, (35th in the series, but can definitely stand alone, too) there is a collision between a shady reality show, a very cranky neighbor and a large herd of feral turkeys. As the mayor’s go-to person for handling random problems, Meg must keep everyone’s temper from flaring as she confronts noisy construction, spying neighbors, and turkey poo while trying to figure out a murder.
As always, I love the care that Meg has for her friends, family, neighbors and town. She is smart and willing to get her hands dirty, but she doesn’t run into danger without thinking or letting someone know where she is going. She is generous, but not a perfect person as is most of the other supporting cast. The complex characters and their relationships are what keep me returning to this series. On top of that, these books are very funny—I never realized a turkey could seem both menacing and goofy at the same time.
The one thing I noticed in this particular novel, and it may be because I had an early reader’s copy that has not perhaps been fully edited, but on several occasions, there would be two people having a conversation, and a third would chime in that I had no idea was in the vicinity. It was strange and took me out of the story.
All in all, this was great fun and highly enjoyable.
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the free digital copy.
… (mais)
kcaroth1 | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 4, 2024 |



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