Cockatiels at Seven

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Macmillan, Jun 30, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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It's time for more outrageous and feathered fun in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud Meg Langslow series.

When her old friend Karen drops by with two-year-old son Timmy, Meg Langslow reluctantly agrees to babysit "just for a little while." But when nightfall comes, the toddler is still in residence and Karen isn't answering any phone calls. Meg decides she must find out what's happening, so the next morning, with Timmy in tow, she retraces her friend's footsteps---and begins to suspect that Karen's disappearance is tied to at least one serious crime. Has Karen been killed or kidnapped? Is she on the run from the bad guys? Or is she one of the bad guys? The police don't seem to care, so Meg once again plays sleuth---this time with a toddler as her sidekick.

As usual, Meg's extended family adds to the complications in her life. What covert animal welfare project are Dad and the curmudgeonly zoologist Dr. Montgomery Blake working on---and will Meg have to make another late-night trip to bail them out of jail? Why does Meg's brother keep disappearing---is he merely trying to avoid babysitting, or is he involved in something more mysterious? Will taking care of Timmy dampen newly married Meg and Michael's enthusiasm for starting a family of their own? And are any of Meg's relatives reliable enough to be trusted with a two-year-old---especially a two-year-old whose whereabouts might be of interest to some very dangerous people?

Donna Andrews once again proves her skill as one of the funniest, most entertaining mystery authors around.

 

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User Review  - Carolee888 - LibraryThing

Cockatiels at Seven by Donna Andrews was a good cozy mystery to me but I don't understand why she has cockatiels on the cover and the title is about cockatiels. Cockatiels are mentioned in this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - hoosgracie - LibraryThing

Another good addition to the series. You can always count on Andrews for a light mystery. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
11
Chapter Three
21
Chapter Four
27
Chapter Five
35
Chapter Six
41
Chapter Seven
47
Chapter Eight
55
Chapter Nineteen
143
Chapter Twenty
149
Chapter TwentyOne
159
Chapter TwentyTwo
169
Chapter TwentyThree
177
Chapter TwentyFour
187
Chapter TwentyFive
197
Chapter TwentySix
203

Chapter Nine
65
Chapter Ten
75
Chapter Eleven
81
Chapter Twelve
87
Chapter Thirteen
95
Chapter Fourteen
103
Chapter Fifteen
109
Chapter Sixteen
119
Chapter Seventeen
127
Chapter Eighteen
133
Chapter TwentySeven
211
Chapter TwentyEight
227
Chapter TwentyNine
239
Chapter Thirty
247
Chapter ThirtyOne
255
Chapter ThirtyTwo
265
Chapter ThirtyThree
277
Chapter ThirtyFour
291
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About the author (2009)

Donna Andrews is the author of the Meg Langslow mysteries, including Stork Raving Mad and Swan for the Money. She has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry awards, a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and two Lefty and two Toby Bromberg Awards for funniest mystery. When not writing fiction, Andrews is a self-confessed nerd, rarely found away from her computer, unless she's messing in the garden. She lives in Reston, Virginia.