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Ce and Dr Langslow Meg s dad a doctor and the medical examiner examines the body to determine time and cause of death While Chief Henry Burke a retired Balti homicide detective investigates the murder Meg is recruited by Robyn to contact the families of the people whose ashes were disturbed to determine how they want to handle reinternment Chief Burke is trying to determine if the murder and vandalism had something to do with the theft of Mrs van der Lynden s jewelry during the Dames of Caerphilly s New Year s party she hosted in1987 and Meg s dad wants to reenact the robbery that occurred the van der Lynden house Meg eaves the major investigating to the police but she asks uestions every chance she gets and shares the information with Chief Burke who is happy to have her help although she does end up in over her headI received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it Oh how I Wicked Nights love these books Once again Donna Andrews delivers a great book full of fun relatable characters a very good mystery andaughter throughout the whole book Meg Michael and the Twins are just such a great main base family and add all of Meg s kooky family that swirls around them and then the characters of the town of Caerphilly just top everything off She Caught the Sheriff like aovely cherry on top of a fantastic ice cream sundae This adventure features mostly Meg and her father with showings from her Mom and Michael and the boys but its mostly Meg and her Dad plus the sheriff and a very messy toucan And several very dead people And a old mystery that also needs solved before the murderer strikes again This was such a good book and I Ten Tortured Words loved every second of it She really cannot write them fast enough to suit me Thank you to NetGalley and Minotaur Books for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review A self righteous snoops finds a body in her church s columbarium Sheooks into things and accomplishes nothing except criticizing every other character in the book Eventually the mystery sort of solves itself The toucan in the title doesn t t I ve been randomly readinglisteningto this series as audio books become available at my Shut Up Train library Full of zany characters Meg s family is hilariously uirky And Iove the comedic plot twists An elaborate mystery with plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing and grinning right to the end Bernadette Dunne s narration is incredibly entertaining She has such a distinctive almost gravely voice that ends well to all the different characters and that makes for a captivating istening experienceThis is only the third Meg Langslow book I ve read but I Once Was Bombay ll definitely be reading And I haven t had any problemseaping right in mid to ate in the series Toucan Keep a Secret by Donna Andrews is the 23th book in the Meg Langslow series and another great addition One evening Meg Lanslow is ocking up the Episcopal Church when she hears hammering in the columbarium and goes to investigate finding a dead body and some open cremated remains Determined to keep Rev Robyn Smith calm while she is on bed rest for her pregnancy Meg investigates I Scenes from a Writers Life love this series and the wonderful characters Caerphilly soundsike a great town with all their uirky people and Boy Swallows Universe large families The plot of the stories are always well written and developed and often make meaugh out The Secret Of The Cemetery loud This book has twists and turns that kept me reading page after page I strongly recommend this book and the whole series for anyone whoikes well written cozy mysteries that are uniue and delightful I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. S were disturbed During this task Meg earns many secrets about Caerphilly's history and finds that the toucan may play a role in unmasking the killer Clues and events indicate that a thief broke into the church to steal the toucan the night of the murder so Meg decides to set a trap for the would be toucan thief who might also be the killer Toucan Keep a Secret is the twenty third book in New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews' hilarious Mag Langslow mystery series.
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Meg Langslow is taking a turn ocking up the Episcopal Church in town She s part of the brigade helping out since Reverend Robyn Smith is out on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy Meg just about has everything taken care of when she hears a pounding coming from the columbarium When she goes to investigate she finds several of the crypts have been opened and the dead body of Junius Hagley on the ground Mr Hagley was a grouchy old man who Meg and her mother secretly call one of the Muttering Misogynists but Meg didn t wish him dead What has Meg stumbled into nowMy biggest issue with this book involved the use of the term misogynist to describe the victim as well as describing some of his actions as mansplaining Honestly I felt both of these terms didn t have much to do with the mystery plot in the slightest and were there to Vocabulario Figurado 2 lecture us than to entertain Which is a shame because the mystery itself was very entertaining Between a mystery from the past and how it is factoring into the events of the present I was hooked until Meg pieced it together at the end We get most of the series regulars here and they entertain as always The new characters are colorful and therefore plenty of fun as well A few of the scenes were so much funny theyiterally made me Sex, Politics, and Religion in Star Wars laugh outoudRead my full review at Carstairs Considers Twenty third in the Meg Langslow cozy mystery series set in Caerphilly Virginia Yorktown and revolving around a blacksmith cum mom and her familyMy TakeI absolutely adore Andrews Meg Langslow warm and cozy series for the small town feel and all the compassion that abounds throughout the town Sure ya got yer curmudgeons and bad guyswhat s a story without em But they take care of each other and figure out ways to help so it doesn t hurt I just Home Remedies loveove Defender for Hire (Heroes for Hire, love itIt s first person protagonist point of view from Meg s perspect Donna Andrews very delightful 23rd Meg Langslow Mystery Toucan Keep a Secret was very uickly read by this cozy enthusiast in just a few hours on a rainy Sunday afternoon Our heroine Meg isocking up at her church one evening when she hears a Spots Fun with Friends loud banging and sees aight in the supposedly empty well except for the dead people crypt Upon entering she discovers the body of a member of the vestry who s been bludgeoned to death with a crowbar and also the scattered ashes and broken urns of several A Kiss To Change Her Life late members of the congregation as well as a priceless ruby ring Who did this and why did they choose these particular niches to desecrate Is there a connection to a 30 year old jewelry robbery Can a non speaking toucan really hold the secret to the crime Do yourself a favor and take a trip to the town of Caerphilly to discover the answers to these and other burning uestions Note You don t need to read the first 22 books in the series prior to picking this one up unless you want to as this book works perfectly well as a standalone read 5 stars 35 stars out of 4This is yet another charming addition to the Meg Langslow Mystery series The book opens with Meg on rotation to close up the church for the night when she hears a banging out by the columbarium Our fearless Meg investigates yet has enough sense to call 911 and keep dispatcher Debbie Ann on theine while she checks on the goings on Of course what does she find but a freshly dead parishioner among the disturbed ash niches of other Their Convenient Amish Marriage (Pinecraft Homecomings long since passed parishioners as well as a single ruby ringChief Burke is soon on scene to take over the murder investigation Reverend Robyn asks Meg to seek out the survivingoved ones of the parishioners whose resting places were disturbed and in. A new side splitting Meg Langslow mystery from award winning New York Times bestselling author of Gone GullMeg Langslow is at Trinity Episcopal ocking up after an event and checking on the toucan Meg's friend Rev Robyn Smith is fostering in her office After hearing a hammering in the columbarium the small building where cremated remains are held Meg finds an elderly parishioner ying dead on the floor of the crypt Several niches have been chiseled open; several urns knocked.
Some cases destroyed In her sensitivity to the situation Robyn advises that the church will need to re dedicate the cremains in the columbarium and the oved ones may wish to hold special services take the cremains elsewhere or just allow the church to proceed as they would Meg is on it and can t resist trying to solve the mystery as she makes her house callsThis 23rd book of the series focuses mostly on Meg s derring do and although the other usual charming characters appear in the story and we get to visit with them from time to time throughout there is not ots of action involving them in this particular story I for one ove the family interaction described in previous books and rather missed it in this one Regardless it is still an entertaining cozy mystery which is refreshing in its ight banter and charming wit Now on to Meg s next adventure Lark The Herald Angel Sings In this next book of the series it is Meg s turn to close up her church after a nightly meeting being held there because their Reverend is pregnant and on bed rest While Carrying the Greeks Heir locking up and checking on their guest a toucan the Rev Robyn is fostering Meg hears a banging noise The noise soundsike its coming from the church s crypt so Meg goes off to investigate What she finds is the dead body of one of the church members and several of the niches have been tampered and among the ashes a ring The dead man had been making noises about retrieving his wife s ashes from their niche and it Amish Sweethearts looksike maybe he had taken matters into his own hands but who killed him and why While the police Call Me Dan look into the death Meg is tasked with finding the owners of the niches that have been disturbed and asking the families how they wouldike the church to fix the problem Along the way Meg Triple Dare (The Art of Seduction, learns of a robbery that happened years ago and begins to wonder if it is at all related to what happened at the crypt Follow along as Meg tends to her family helps out her church takes care of a toucan and all the while stillooks for clues into who could have killed her fellow parishioner This is such an entertaining series filled with uniue characters a Broken lovely setting and plotine that is always fun to try and figure out This series is still going strong after 23 books I Semillas de Conflicto look forward to many I received an ARC of this book all thoughts and opinions are my own Toucan Keep a Secret is the twenty third book in Donna Andrews Mag Langslow mystery series Ms Andrews provides sufficient character background to allow this book can be read as a standalone The mysteries are well plotted and the characters well developed in this steadily paced book There areots of twists and turns to keep the reader engagedMeg Langslow Skin Rules lives in Caerphilly with her husband Michael and their twin sons Jamie and Josh She socking up Trinity Episcopal Church and checking on Admiral Nimitz Larry Baker s toucan her friend Reverend Robyn Smith is taking care of while his owner is on active duty Robyn is in the third trimester and her doctor has placed her on bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy It s The Secrets of Ivy Garden late in the evening when Meg hears a hammering sound in the columbarium the crypt where cremated remains are held she finds an elderly parishioner Junius Hagleyying dead on the floor She also notices several vandalized niches as well as urns and cremains scattered on the floor The victim a vestry member who wasn t well Indias Economic Policy liked had been ranting about taking back his wife s ashes Meg spots a crow bar that is the murder weapon and a ring with aarge red stone Horace a county police officer and one man forensics team secures and documents the eviden. Out; and amid the spilled ashes is a gold ring with a huge red stoneThe curmudgeonly victim had become disgruntled with the church and ranted all over town about taking back his wife's ashes Did someone who had it in for him follow him to the columbarium Or was the motive grave robbery Or did he see someone breaking in and investigate Why was the ruby eft behindWhile the Chief Burke investigates the murder Robyn recruits Meg to contact the families of the people whose ashe.
Donna Andrews was born in Yorktown Virginia the setting of Murder with Peacocks and Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos and now lives and works in Reston Virginia When not writing fiction Andrews is a self confessed nerd rarely found away from her computer unless she's messing in the gardenhttpusmacmillancomauthordonnaa