Originally posted Thursday, August 6, 2009
6th book in the Meg Langslow series
I must admit I am a huge fan of Donna Andrews' books. In particular I love this series featuring birds names in the imaginative titles, the Meg Langslow series. Meg and Michael have purchased as-is, a very large, rundown and furnished (more to the point, stuffed) with the former owner's belongings which they are to dispose of and share the proceeds with the deceased owner's family.
What would you do if you had a huge yard sale that grows to include half the town taking it over? And what would you do if someone brought you a trunk they wanted to purchase if you can get it unlocked and when you do unlock it, it is filled with a body?
This is the dilemma facing Meg this time out. Meg also has her hands (and house) full of her ever-expanding over-the-top loony family; with this background this murder mystery is laugh-out-loud hilarious as are all the Meg Langslow series. If you haven't read any of this series, I would suggest you start with the first one, "Murder With Peacocks" where we first meet Meg, a blacksmith, and her zany family. In this first book Meg meets her future mate, Michael. This is a wonderful series to follow up heavier reading with, and a lot of research goes into the series.
Donna Andrews also has a futuristic series featuring a sentient computer named Turing Hopper. This is also a light series, totally different, techie, and fun.