Saturday, July 17, 2010

Book: Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews

In the eleventh book in this laugh-out-loud series, Meg is due to give birth to twins any day and, as usual, is surrounded by chaos.  It is early December and the heat has gone out at Caerphilly College.  Her husband, drama professor, Michael has brought home two dozen assorted drama students who are camped all over the house, in addition to some computer student interns moved into the basement by her brother.

Drama student Ramon Soto is holding rehersals for his play for his doctoral thesis, until one very nasty college administrator, Dr. Jean Wright shows up.  When Wright turns up dead, Meg is caught in the middle (between naps and trips to the bathroom).  There is no shortage of suspects or motives, can Meg solve the mystery before going into labor?

Although not the funniest book in the series, it was still a fun, light, well written mystery full of wonderfully colorful characters that kept me guessing until the end (which is usually hard to do).  I recommend reading the books in this series in order so you get to know Meg's family wonderfully eccentric family and follow her relationship with, now husband, Michael.  This is a great series that has actually had me laughing out loud while reading (also hard to do).

Other books in the Meg Langslow Mysteries series:
Murder with Peacocks (1st)
Murder with Puffins (2nd)
We'll Always Have Parrots
Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon
Owls Well That Ends Well
No Nest for the Wicket
Six Geese-a-Slaying
Cockatiels at Seven
Swan for the Money (10th)

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