The Good, the Bad, and the Emus

The Good, the Bad, and the Emus

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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"Life will never be the same for Meg after family secrets are revealed, introducing a whole new layer of intrigue in Donna Andrews's beloved series. Meg's long-lost paternal grandfather, Dr. Blake, has hired Stanley Denton to find her grandmother Cordelia. Dr. Blake was reunited with his family when he saw Meg's picture--she's a dead ringer for Cordelia--and now Stanley has found a trail to his long-lost love in a small town less than an hour's 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 and get justice for Cordelia. Grandfather even has perfect cover--he will come to stage a rescue of the feral emus and ostriches (escaped from an abandoned farm) that infest this town. He dashes off to organize the rescue--which will, of course, involve most of Meg's family and friends in Caerphilly. But then, the evil neighbor is murdered, and not only Cordelia's cousin but also the entire contingent of emu-rescuers, who have had conflict with the neighbor, are suspects. Only Meg and the cousin--who seems to share a lot of telling traits with Meg--can find the real killer and clear the air in the newest beverage-spittingly funny installment in this uproarious series from the one-and-only Donna Andrews"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250009500
1250009502
Branch Call Number: FIC ANDREWS
Characteristics: vi, 312 pages ; 22 cm.

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Giggle9450
Jun 08, 2015

I've read the the books in this series; gotta say, this one was FUNNY! Didn't rely on jokes about Cousin Horance in the Gorilla suit or Cousin Rose Noire. Fun read.

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merlinsilver
Jan 25, 2015

Fantastic!!! All of her books are really good, but this one was even better.

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ggrandel
Jan 24, 2015

I would like to have seen more of her crazy family involved in this mystery.Their usual hijinks always make me smile.They seemed to be a little goofier in earlier books, and I would like to see more of that. But otherwise, I very much enjoyed this book. The usual interesting snags and goings on in Meg's life make for fun reading. As with all the other books in this series, we have a winner.

LaughingOne Aug 30, 2014

I enjoy this series. It's best to start with the first one written and follow along chronologically as the stories build on each other. This story held together for me better than a couple other ones in the series. It's a fun read.

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PCoe
Jul 31, 2014

fast read

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Jul 31, 2014

bird related murder wacky hijinks ensue

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