[PDF / Epub] ❤ Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) ✅ Donna Andrews – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) Poor Meg Langslow She S Blessed In So Many Ways Michael, Her Boyfriend, Is A Handsome, Delightful Heartthrob Who Adores Her She S A Successful Blacksmith, Known For Her Artistic Wrought Iron Creations But Somehow Meg S Road To Contentment Is Rutted And Filled With Potholes Than Seems Fair.There Are Michael S And Meg S Doting But Demanding Mothers, For A Start And Then There S The Fruitless Hunt For A Place Big Enough For The Couple To Live Together And A Succession Of Crises Brought On By The Well Meaning But Utterly Wacky Demands Of Her Friends And Family Demands That Meg Has A Hard Time Refusing Which Is Why She S Tending The Switchboard Of Mutant Wizards, Where Her Brother S Computer Games Are Created, And Handling All The Office Management Problems That No One Else Bothers With For Companionship, Besides A Crew Of Eccentric Techies, She Has A Buzzard With One Wing Who She Must Feed Frozen Mice Thawed In The Office Microwave And Michael S Mother S Nightmare Dog Not To Mention The Psychotherapists Who Refuse To Give Up Their Lease On Half Of The Office Space, And Whose Conflicting Therapies Cause Continuing Dissension This Is Not What Meg Had In Mind When She Agreed To Help Her Brother Move His Staff To New Offices.In Fact, The Atmosphere Is So Consistently Loony That The Office Mail Cart Makes Several Passes Through The Reception Room, With The Office Practical Joker Lying On Top Of It Pretending To Be Dead, Before Meg Realizes That He S Become The Victim Of Someone Who Wasn T Joking At All He S Been Murdered For Real.Donna Andrews S Debut Book, Murder With Peacocks, Won The St Martin S Malice Domestic Best First Novel Contest And Reaped A Harvest Of Other Honors As Well This Is The Fourth Book In The Meg Langslow Series, Which Features The Intrepid Meg And Her Cast Of Oddball Relatives Their Capers Are A Lighthearted Joy To Read.

About the Author: Donna Andrews

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 garden

10 thoughts on “Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4)

  1. says:

    Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews is a 2002 St Martin s Press publication First of all That title I was laughing before I even cracked open the book This fourth installment in the Meg Langslow series finds Meg working in her brother, Rob s office, while she recovers from an injured arm With the housing shortage, Rob and his computer game programmers are housed in the same building with other professionals, like psychiatrists for example They don t exactly get along, suffice it to say But, when Ted, the mail courier and notorious practical joker is found dead, Rob becomes the primary suspect Once again, Meg finds her nifty detective skills are needed to get her brother off the hook and find the real culprit.Meanwhile, she and Michael are struggling to find a home large enough for the couple and Meg is trying to nurse George, a buzzard with one wing back to health This installment may have been the funniest one yet However, it was also the most in depth look we ve had of Meg, who usually avoids deep analysis In this story, she s often pensive, but still maintains her wry wit and uncanny powers of observation The mystery is pretty zany, as is to be expected It would...

  2. says:

    In this 4th book in the Meg Langslow series, the blacksmith amateur sleuth goes into action when her brother is accused of murder The book can be read as a standalone Once again there s trouble brewing in Caerphilly, Virginia Rob Lanslow feels something is amiss at his computer game company Mutant Wizards So he convinces his sister Meg Lanslow blacksmith and amateur sleuth to sign on as temporary receptionist, hoping she can uncover the problem Sure enough, Ted the office practical joker pain in the neck is soon murdered as he rides around on the automated mail cart The Chief of Police, who pays minimal attention to evidence, arrests Rob for the murder So Meg, convinced her brother is innocent, jumps into action to investigate Mutant Wizards employs a full array of oddball characters as well as sharing their premises with a group of psychotherapists, so there are plenty of suspects Also on hand are Meg s dad, who enjoys a spot of sleuthing himself, and Meg s fiance Michael, who calls in his admonitions from an actin...

  3. says:

    This was a reread of the laugh out loud funniest, and my favorite, of Donna Andrews Meg Langslow mystery series In this one, Meg is temporarily filling in as receptionist at her brother s software company, Mutant Wizards, which is working on a new edition of the game Lawyers From Hell To complicate things, this wacky company has to share its office space with several psychotherapists, who are just as wacky.The murder mystery starts when the office prankster, who likes to lie on top of the electronic mail cart pretending he s dying, is murdered for real, and it s up to Meg to find out whodunit, since the police chief has decided that her brother, Rob, is the prime suspect.With pink teddy bears who spout affirmations, a one winged buzzard who lives in the lobby, an assortment of dogs belonging to the techies, a biker type who has become a holistic veterinarian, and a wonderful variety of eccentric geeks and shrinks, not to mention M...

  4. says:

    This is probably the funniest of an extremely whimsical series I think it s because of the unique Andrews take on the interaction between semi functional computer role playing geeks and some somewhat less functional therapists This book is recommended to anyone who has ever Worked at a software company been a therapist seen a therapist considered seeing a the...

  5. says:

    As usual, very giggle worthy I have to say I almost like this series for its cast of eccentric characters, than for the actual murders

  6. says:

    So far the series is getting a bit better in every book In this installment Meg is temporarily helping her brother Rob with his new start up company for his computer game Lawyers from Hell Their father is hanging around though Michael is away acting in California When the company jokester turns up dead everyone in the building is a suspect and Meg doesn t have a lot of faith in the local police chief to not just pick the easy target her brother So of course she starts snooping around I thought this was a bit better than the previous book because I never had any trouble keeping the many new characters separate The way they were introduced and reinforced made it easy to always remember who was who I was pretty sure I knew who dunnit, but I may have read this one before and just remembered there were still plenty of viable candidates to keep the read...

  7. says:

    Lots of fun, I could fit right in with Meg s family There s buzzards and gamers and lawyers and a murderer of course There are therapists and karate styles and Sit back and enjoy the craziness.

  8. says:

    A good entry in the series This book isn t set around Meg s blacksmithing She s working at her brother s software company looking after the switchboard and looking into odd things happening around the office Odd things like the office practical joker riding around on the autonomous mail cart, moving through the office several times before anyone realizes he s actually dead and not just faking it The office isn t short of suspects, but Meg s brother is quickly arrested The usu...

  9. says:

    3.5 stars The central elements of the 4th installment of the Meg Langslow series are solid Meg, her parents, Rob, Michael, and Spike are there, being their quirky, comedic selves The setting and plot of the mystery ho...

  10. says:

    I liked this installment better than others in the series I enjoyed the kookiness of the Mutant Wizards office and thought it added a much needed comic element to this series A good mystery with lots of red herrings and honestly I didn t figure this one out.

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