Monday, November 15, 2010

Book Review: Stork Raving Mad

Title Stork Raving Mad (Meg Langslow Mysteries)
Author Donna Andrews
Rating ****
Tags mystery, series, meg langslow, humor, pregnancy, twins 

This is the twelth in Andrews' series about Meg Langslow, blacksmith by trade, married to actor/drama professor Michael. The enormous old house Meg and Michael bought and are fixing up is as full as it can hold, as it is housing a lot of students from Caerphilly College whose heating plant is not working. Meg is 8 1/2 months pregnant with twins, so not getting around that much, but there's always people around to help her out. The head of the English department comes to tell one of the drama grad students that his dissertation proposal has been rejected along with another professor who is part of the administration. Dr. Wright, the English chair, is alone in the library while waiting for a meeting with the student and his advisers. Meg finds her dead, and with about 50 people in the house, including a Spanish playwright, there is no lack of suspects.

Donna Andrews writes interesting characters and usually hilarious stories. This volume was not as laugh-out-loud funny to me - though maybe I'm just getting too used to her style. But the story is as well-plotted as ever. If you haven't read any of this series yet, run, don't walk, to get hold of it.

Publication Minotaur Books (no date), Edition: First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Publication date no date
ISBN 0312533683 / 9780312533687

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