The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

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Macmillan, Aug 7, 2007 - Fiction - 262 pages
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Hold on to your hats, everybody!  Donna Andrews is taking us on another ride into the wonderful world of Meg Langslow, a world filled with laughter as well as the knotty problems Meg always seems to encounter and---somehow---solve. 
Okay, maybe there are people in Antarctica with penguins in their basements, but in Virginia?  Only Meg's dad could manage that one. A body down there---well, that's somewhat more likely.
It turns out that explaining the penguins' presence is easy---Meg's dad volunteered to take care of the birds until the future of the bankrupt local zoo could be determined. But identifying the body in the basement proves a harder task---could it be, as Meg fears, that of the vanished zoo owner?
In the small southern town of Caerphilly, rumors fly quickly, and all the other well-meaning citizens who have agreed to take in zoo animals are now worried that they might be stuck with their guests indefinitely. So when Meg's dad generously offers to help out anyone who can no longer care for their four-legged charges, a parade of wild creatures begins to make Meg and Michael's newly renovated house look more like Noah's ark.
Meg and Michael have been planning to elope in order to avoid the elaborate wedding their mothers have begun to organize---a plan that's threatened by both the murder investigation and the carnival of animals. The only way to set things right, Meg decides, is to identify both their uninvited visitor and the killer who put him in their basement.
 The award-winning Donna Andrews has demonstrated her immense talent by creating and nurturing a series that continues to delight and surprise with each new book.
 

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User Review  - bookswoman - LibraryThing

So far, this is the funniest Meg Langslow mystery -- at least to me. I think the humor came because Meg has gotten so used to strange animals showing up around her that she just asks what and how many ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carolee888 - LibraryThing

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much by Meg Langslow is not really about a penguin that much. It just starts off with penguins. This is a cozy that focuses on ridiculous situations and it made me laugh quite ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
5
Chapter 3
12
Chapter 4
18
Chapter 5
25
Chapter 6
33
Chapter 7
38
Chapter 8
44
Chapter 23
120
Chapter 24
126
Chapter 25
132
Chapter 26
140
Chapter 27
145
Chapter 28
152
Chapter 29
160
Chapter 30
166

Chapter 9
49
Chapter 10
55
Chapter 11
58
Chapter 12
66
Chapter 13
71
Chapter 14
76
Chapter 15
80
Chapter 16
84
Chapter 17
88
Chapter 18
93
Chapter 19
99
Chapter 20
103
Chapter 21
109
Chapter 22
115
Chapter 31
171
Chapter 32
179
Chapter 33
186
Chapter 34
193
Chapter 35
199
Chapter 36
204
Chapter 37
210
Chapter 38
219
Chapter 39
228
Chapter 40
234
Chapter 41
241
Chapter 42
251
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About the author (2007)

Donna Andrews’s first mystery, Murder with Peacocks, won the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry awards, a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and a Lefty for funniest mystery. She spends her free time gardening at her home in Reston, Virginia.

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