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The Gift of the Magpie: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries #28) (Mass Market)
New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews returns with another Meg Langslow mystery written "firmly in the grand tradition of Agatha Christie's Christmas books" (Toronto Globe and Mail).
The 28th book and the seventh Christmas mystery in the Meg Langslow series, The Gift of the Magpie is yet another wonderfully merry and funny book from New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews.
Meg’s running Caerphilly’s Helping Hands for the Holidays project, in which neighbors help each other with things they can’t do and can’t afford to have done. Her hopes for a relatively peaceful (if busy) Christmas vanish when someone murders Harvey the Hoarder, whose house the Helping Hands were decluttering. Was there any truth to the rumor that he had something valuable hidden beneath all his junk? Was one of his friends, neighbors, or relatives greedy enough to murder him for the rumored treasure? And what about the magpie that has been bringing her family bits of tinsel and costume jewelry—does the bird’s latest gift hold a clue to solving the crime?
Full of intrigue, this Christmas mystery will take readers home to Caerphilly, where the suspense falls as thick as the snow.
About the Author
DONNA ANDREWS has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry Awards, an RT Book Reviews Award for best first novel, and four Lefty and two Toby Bromberg Awards for funniest mystery. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Novelists, Inc. Andrews lives in Reston, Virginia. She has written nearly 30 books in the Meg Langslow mystery series.
Praise for Donna Andrews and the Meg Langslow Mystery Series:
"Andrews lays on the good cheer with a trowel." —Kirkus Reviews on The Gift of the Magpie
"Caerphilly, with its endearing residents, is the kind of place every cozy fan would like to escape to during stressful times. Andrews consistently entertains." —Publishers Weekly on The Gift of the Magpie
"Andrews deftly juggles franchise characters, newbies, red herrings, Renaissance tidbits, and murder most welcome." —Kirkus Reviews on The Falcon Always Wings Twice
“Exceptional....[with] plenty of twists and turns en route to the satisfying ending. As always, spending time with Meg and her wonderful family is a delight. Andrews reinforces her place at the top of the cozy subgenre." —Publishers Weekly on Owl Be Home for Christmas
“One of Andrews’ most successful balancing acts between creating a brand-new whodunit and showcasing her zany regulars.” —Kirkus Reviews on Owl Be Home for Christmas
"Andrews smoothly combines a clever plot with distinctive and endearing characters. Cozy fans will wish this long-running series never ends." —Publishers Weekly on Terns of Endearment
" Full of odd yet charming characters, this Christmas tale will charm cozy mystery fans.” —Publishers Weekly on Lark! The Herald Angels Sing
"Intrigue...amusement...Andrews reliably delivers. She also manages to slip in profundities and sentiments that warm the heart." —New York Journal of Books on Nightingale Before Christmas