Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon ePUB ☆ Crouching

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon ePUB ☆ Crouching 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 officesIn 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

10 thoughts on “Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon

  1. Julie Julie 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 hou

  2. Barbara Barbara 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

  3. Sheila Beaumont Sheila Beaumont 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 psychotherap

  4. Carol Carol says:

    I had never read any of this series beforebut heyit had a buzzard, also known as a vulture, on the cover and I needed something on the cover that started with the letter V that s rightfor a challenge I thought it might be funnyit s been my experience after 28 years in a zoo that vultures were often funny creaturesbut unfortunately it was just ridiculous and Meg was just plain annoyin

  5. JoyfulK JoyfulK 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 therapist played a role playing

  6. Trish Trish says:

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

  7. Helen Helen says:

    I enjoyed this humorous book in the Bird series The main character s funny parents are back, as well as therapists computer geeks I enjoyed this humorous book in the Bird series The main character s funny parents are back, as well as therapists computer geeks

  8. Teri-K Teri-K 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 chie

  9. Lizzytish Lizzytish 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 andSit back and enjoy the craziness.

  10. Sandie Herron Sandie Herron says:

    A buzzard is an odd pet for an office staff unless they are the computer programmers at Mutant Wizards where they are hard at work on a new version of the computer game Lawyers from Hell Meg Langslow is pitching in on the switchboard while an injury from her blacksmithing vocation has her sidelined Sound calm and serene Think again The staff has just moved into space they share with six psychotherapists who

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