Meg Langslow

24 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,343 ratings

Murder with Peacocks Publisher's Summary

Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. In her small Virginia hometown, she's the maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones - each of whom has dumped the planning in her hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony while another wants live peacocks on the lawn. Only help from the town's drop-dead gorgeous hunk keeps Meg afloat in a sea of relatives and outrageous neighbors. 

But when an offensive newcomer, who hints at skeletons in the guests' closets, is found dead under suspicious circumstances, level-headed Meg's to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer - before the next event is her own funeral.

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  • Book 1

    • Murder with Peacocks

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. In her small Virginia hometown, she's the maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones - each of whom has dumped the planning in her hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony while another wants live peacocks on the lawn. But when an offensive newcomer, who hints at skeletons in the guests' closets, is found dead under suspicious circumstances, level-headed Meg's to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer - before the next event is her own funeral.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The blacksmith wins the day!

    • By Jan on 01-19-19

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • Murder with Puffins

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Meg Langslow and her boyfriend, Michael, are searching for some romantic alone time. She knows the perfect place for a private getaway: her aunt's cottage on the tiny island of Monhegan. But when a series of events leads to the couple being trapped in the cottage with her entire family, their private getaway vacation slowly turns into a disaster. Meg doesn't think anything more could go wrong until a resident of the island with close ties to her mother is murdered. When her father becomes the chief suspect, she knows she can no longer sit by the cozy fireplace. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it!

    • By Mercy Phalen on 01-27-19

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    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 more rutted and filled with potholes than seems fair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very amusing!

    • By Jennifer on 03-14-07

    Regular price: $26.60

  • Book 5

    • We'll Always Have Parrots

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Meg Langslow knew the fan convention for her actor-boyfriend's hit television series was going to be the ultimate in weird. But she came along because she figured Michael could use an occasional dose of sanity, and because it was an inspired place to sell her hand-crafted weapons. And so far, she was dealing pretty well with the costumed fans camped outside, the batch of escaped parrots and monkeys frolicking throughout the hotel, and the minefield of egos lurking behind the show's success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious!!!!

    • By Thea & Eric on 09-29-08

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • Owls Well That Ends Well

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Meg Langslow was actually looking forward to renovating the old Victorian mansion she and her boyfriend Michael bought. But she wasn't thrilled by the lifetime of junk accumulated by the house's eccentric previous owner, Edwina Sprocket. The easiest solution: hold the end-all and be-all of gigantic yard sales.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By THERESA SWAYZE on 01-03-17

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  • Book 7

    • No Nest for the Wicket

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    The hilly terrain next to the old Sprocket house that Meg Langslow and her fiancé, Michael, are refurbishing is the perfect location for an extreme croquet field - even the legs of cows and sheep are convenient extra wickets. Croquet has become all the rage in Caerphilly...until it appears someone in town has taken the rage a bit too literally. While stumbling down a steep bank after her ball, Meg encounters the body of a fresh female corpse with a mallet-sized dent in her head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Family fun!

    • By Sandra on 01-08-17

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  • Book 8

    • The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 67

    Maybe there are people in Antarctica with penguins in their basements, but in Virginia? Finding a body down there is somewhat more likely for Meg. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best cozy mystery series!

    • By Jennifer Cline on 03-02-17

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  • Book 9

    • Cockatiels at Seven

    • Meg Langslow Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    When her old friend Karen drops by with her two-year-old son, Meg Langslow reluctantly agrees to babysit. But when night falls, the toddler is still in residence, and Karen isn't answering her phone. Concerned, Meg spends the next morning retracing her friend's steps - and what she discovers makes her begin to suspect that Karen has either been killed or kidnapped or is on the run. Since the police don't seem to care, Meg once again plays sleuth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Waiting for more

    • By KJO on 06-13-17

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  • Book 10

    • Six Geese a-Slaying

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Meg Langslow and Michael's house is serving as the marshalling point for the annual Caerphilly holiday parade. The theme is the 12 Days of Christmas, and it features 12 drummers from the school's marching band, 11 bagpipers, 10 leaping lords costumed in medieval finery from the college's drama department, and so on. There are also assorted floats, a live nativity scene on a flatbed truck, the three wise men on Caerphilly Zoo camels, and Santa in a bright-red horse-drawn sleigh.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A terrific humorous mystery

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 12-08-17

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  • Book 11

    • Swan for the Money

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Meg Langslow's eccentric parents have a new hobby: growing roses and entering them in highly competitive shows. Dad's gardening skill and Mother's gift for selecting and arranging the blossoms should make them an unbeatable team - and Meg is relieved they've taken up such a safe, gentle hobby. She even volunteers to help when the Caerphilly Garden Club sponsors its first annual rose show. But after a few hours of dealing with her parents' competitors, Meg sees trouble....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rose eating goats!

    • By Jan on 02-10-19

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  • Book 12

    • Stork Raving Mad

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 52

    Meg Langslow is pregnant with twins when Michael asks if she wouldn't mind having a houseguest. One of his doctoral students is directing his new translation of a play by a minor Spanish playwright, who will come to town for the production. Señor Mendoza turns out to be a partygoer who loves to spend raucous evenings among adoring students...at Casa Langslow. Into this chaos arrives the dean of the English department, who insists the play be canceled. Then the dean is found murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An especially funny book with a good murder plot

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 13

    • The Real Macaw

    • A Meg Langslow Mystery
    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 48

    During an early morning feeding for her four-month-old twins, Meg Langslow hears an odd noise and goes downstairs to find her living room filled with dozens of animals. She soon learns that financial woes have caused the local animal shelter to repeal its no-kill policy. Her kind-hearted father, her zoologist grandfather, and other like-minded citizens have stolen all the shelter animals, both as a gesture of protest and to protect them until the hated policy can be repealed. But the volunteer who was transporting animals to new homes has been murdered. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really good book

    • By THERESA SWAYZE on 12-14-18

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 14

    • Some Like it Hawk

    • A Meg Langslow Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    Meg Langslow is plying her blacksmith's trade at Caerphilly Days, a festival inspired by the town's sudden notoriety as "The Town That Mortgaged Its Jail". The lender has foreclosed on all Caerphilly's public buildings, and all employees have evacuated - except one. Phineas Throckmorton, town clerk, has been barricaded in the courthouse basement for over a year. But the lender seems increasingly determined to evict him, and may succeed after one of its executives is found shot, apparently from inside the basement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hurrah! Meg Langslow finally in audio!

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 15

    • The Hen of the Baskervilles

    • A Meg Langslow Mystery, Book 15
    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Molly is terrified that she may lose her farm because her idle husband has left her for a rich hobby winemaker and is demanding his half of the land. Meg enlists Mother's help to find Molly a divorce lawyer, which Mother is all the more willing to do because the unfaithful husband's new girlfriend is the bete noire of the wine pavilion. She is so universally disliked that Meg begins to worry about her safety. But it's the unfaithful husband whose murdered body she and Michael find that night.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Cluck of a Story - Get It

    • By Kathy on 07-30-13

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 16

    • Duck the Halls

    • A Meg Langslow Mystery, Book 16
    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    A few nights before Christmas, Meg is awakened when Michael is summoned to the New Life Baptist Church, where someone has rigged a cage full of skunks in the choir loft. The lengthy process of de-skunking the church requires its annual pre-Christmas concert to relocate to Trinity Episcopal, despite the protests of Mr. Vess, an elderly vestryman.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Duck under Glass?

    • By Susan on 12-10-14

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  • Book 17

    • The Good, the Bad, and the Emus

    • A Meg Langslow Mystery, Book 17
    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Meg's paternal grandfather has hired Stanley Denton to find her grandmother Cordelia. Stanley has found a trail to his long-lost love in a small town a short drive away. He convinces Meg to come with him to meet her, but unfortunately, the woman they meet is Cordelia's cousin. Cordelia died several years ago, and the cousin suspects she was murdered by her long-time neighbor. Stanley and Meg agree to help track down the killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • E-Myoos - not E Moos!

    • By S. Williams on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 18

    • The Nightingale Before Christmas

    • A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery
    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in a big Christmas-themed decorator show house - each room of a temporarily untenanted house is decorated to the hilt by a different decorator for the public to tour. Of course, Mother insists that Meg pitch in with the organization, and she finds herself surrounded by flamboyant personalities with massive egos clashing and feeling their professional reputations are at stake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We want MORE MEG! We want MORE MEG!

    • By Diane M. on 09-27-16

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 19

    • Lord of the Wings

    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    It's another holiday and Mayor Randall Shiffley has turned Caerphilly, Virginia, into Spooky City, USA. The residents are covering every window with cobwebs and roaming the streets in costume to entertain the tourists, and Meg's grandfather is opening a new 'Creatures of the Night' exhibit in the zoo. When a real body at the zoo and a suspicious fire at the Haunted House threaten to mar the town's creepy fun, it's up to Meg Langslow to save Halloween.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Give Us More

    • By Debbie on 10-20-15

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 20

    • Die Like an Eagle

    • A Meg Langslow Mystery
    • By: Donna Andrews
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Meg is Team Mom, and Michael is coach of their twin sons' youth baseball team, the Caerphilly Eagles. Meg tangles with Biff Brown, the petty, vindictive league head. On opening day Biff's lookalike brother is found dead in the porta-potty at the ball field. So many people think Biff's scum that it would be easy to blame him, but he has an alibi - and Meg suspects he may actually have been the intended victim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just love it.

    • By THERESA SWAYZE on 08-28-16

    Regular price: $34.99

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