Cockatiels at Seven

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Macmillan, Jul 8, 2008 - Fiction - 296 pages
20 Reviews

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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Review: Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Langslow #9)

User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

The 9th book in the Meg Langslow series finds Meg babysitting a friend's toddler. When the friend does not return as expected, Meg tries to solve the disappearance. Is there more to the disappearance ... Read full review

Review: Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Langslow #9)

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
21
Section 4
27
Section 5
35
Section 6
41
Section 7
47
Section 8
63
Section 17
147
Section 18
157
Section 19
175
Section 20
185
Section 21
195
Section 22
201
Section 23
209
Section 24
223

Section 9
73
Section 10
85
Section 11
93
Section 12
101
Section 13
107
Section 14
117
Section 15
125
Section 16
141
Section 25
235
Section 26
243
Section 27
251
Section 28
261
Section 29
273
Section 30
287
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About the author (2008)

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. Donna spends her free time gardening at her home in Reston, Virginia.

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