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Old January 24th 05, 12:57 AM
Tanada
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Ok, kids, I found a mystery series that reminds me of some of the
offbeat personalities and are in this group and some of them that we
have posted about.

Donna Andrews has two series out. I'm not fond of her cyber-linked
series, but then I couldn't find the first book in the series and that
can be important. I couldn't find the first book in her Meg Langslow
series until recently, but I had read all of the others.

In her first Meg Langslow book, "Murder With Peacocks," we meet Meg, her
off beat family and friends and the characters of her neighborhood
outside Yorktown Virginia. Meg is the Matron of honor for three
weddings. Each of them has a different flavor and different twists.
Not only that but each of the prospective brides want to "fix" Meg up
with a suitor, all of whom Meg knows and hates. The guy she's attracted
to is rumored to be gay, the calligrapher is a drunken crazy cat lady,
one of the guests is a nasty old woman who likes to verbally abuse
people, Meg's father is a retired doctor who's hobbies include
mysteries, gardening, bird watching and an obsession with seeing Meg's
brother, Rob, join the medical field, Rob is taking his bar exams at the
same time as he's battling his dad's medical career fixation. Uncle
Horace runs around wearing a beat up old gorilla suit at parties and
these are some of the milder characters.

Guys, I couldn't put the first book down. I laughed so hard at times
that I woke Rob up. Cats only come into it peripherally, but this
series is way TOO funny. Oh and a murder is committed and solved in
each book, honest.

Pam S.
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Old January 24th 05, 12:16 PM
Karen Chuplis
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in article et, Tanada at
wrote on 1/23/05 6:57 PM:

Ok, kids, I found a mystery series that reminds me of some of the
offbeat personalities and are in this group and some of them that we
have posted about.

Donna Andrews has two series out. I'm not fond of her cyber-linked
series, but then I couldn't find the first book in the series and that
can be important. I couldn't find the first book in her Meg Langslow
series until recently, but I had read all of the others.

In her first Meg Langslow book, "Murder With Peacocks," we meet Meg, her
off beat family and friends and the characters of her neighborhood
outside Yorktown Virginia. Meg is the Matron of honor for three
weddings. Each of them has a different flavor and different twists.
Not only that but each of the prospective brides want to "fix" Meg up
with a suitor, all of whom Meg knows and hates. The guy she's attracted
to is rumored to be gay, the calligrapher is a drunken crazy cat lady,
one of the guests is a nasty old woman who likes to verbally abuse
people, Meg's father is a retired doctor who's hobbies include
mysteries, gardening, bird watching and an obsession with seeing Meg's
brother, Rob, join the medical field, Rob is taking his bar exams at the
same time as he's battling his dad's medical career fixation. Uncle
Horace runs around wearing a beat up old gorilla suit at parties and
these are some of the milder characters.

Guys, I couldn't put the first book down. I laughed so hard at times
that I woke Rob up. Cats only come into it peripherally, but this
series is way TOO funny. Oh and a murder is committed and solved in
each book, honest.

Pam S.


Thanks for the heads up. I was saddened to see that Charlotte MacLeod died
this week. I loved her Peter Shandy series in particular. I'll have to check
out this Donna Andrews.

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Old January 25th 05, 02:56 PM
Charleen Welton
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Picked up my first Donna Andrews two days ago in prep for a flight from
Orlando to Boston. Yes that is correct, Orlando to Boston, given the
weather situation I need something to keep my mind very busy. This book,
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon looks like it will do the trick. Thanks for
the author review.

Going up to visit my mom for a week who is on the down side of Parkinson
Disease.

I will very much miss Mr. Pumpkin, Aggie Marble and Victor Velcro. They
mean so much to me as I know all your feline and other companions mean to
all of you. Please understand that my husband means all the world to me.
His job takes him away, sometimes for weeks at a time, like Dan M., he is an
over the road truck driver and our romance consists of he, I and Verizon.

Am having some problems with my computer getting all the replies that I send
out to the group appearing. For example in the wonderful anniversay thread
I sent a number of congrats as I am so happy for posters to be here long
term and miss those who come and go. Only the one to Victor M appeared.
Believe anniversay-ers I did send congatulations to you!

Am not taking laptop this time, so will miss you all. Purrs, prayers, where
needed.

Charleen





"Tanada" wrote in message
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Ok, kids, I found a mystery series that reminds me of some of the
offbeat personalities and are in this group and some of them that we
have posted about.

Donna Andrews has two series out. I'm not fond of her cyber-linked
series, but then I couldn't find the first book in the series and that
can be important. I couldn't find the first book in her Meg Langslow
series until recently, but I had read all of the others.

In her first Meg Langslow book, "Murder With Peacocks," we meet Meg, her
off beat family and friends and the characters of her neighborhood
outside Yorktown Virginia. Meg is the Matron of honor for three
weddings. Each of them has a different flavor and different twists.
Not only that but each of the prospective brides want to "fix" Meg up
with a suitor, all of whom Meg knows and hates. The guy she's attracted
to is rumored to be gay, the calligrapher is a drunken crazy cat lady,
one of the guests is a nasty old woman who likes to verbally abuse
people, Meg's father is a retired doctor who's hobbies include
mysteries, gardening, bird watching and an obsession with seeing Meg's
brother, Rob, join the medical field, Rob is taking his bar exams at the
same time as he's battling his dad's medical career fixation. Uncle
Horace runs around wearing a beat up old gorilla suit at parties and
these are some of the milder characters.

Guys, I couldn't put the first book down. I laughed so hard at times
that I woke Rob up. Cats only come into it peripherally, but this
series is way TOO funny. Oh and a murder is committed and solved in
each book, honest.

Pam S.



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Old January 26th 05, 05:15 AM
Krista
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Karen Chuplis wrote:

I was saddened to see that Charlotte MacLeod died
this week. I loved her Peter Shandy series in particular. I'll have

to check
out this Donna Andrews.



Oh man, I hadn't heard that. I liked her too. Have you read any
Sharyn McCrumb? No cats that I remember, but I like her stuff.
------
Krista

 




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