The Nightingale Before Christmas

The Nightingale Before Christmas

Book - 2014
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"As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in 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. Then the rooms start to be sabotaged, and an unfortunate designer turns up dead--making Mother a prime suspect. Can Meg catch the real killer in time to save Mother the indignity of arrest? The brilliantly funny and talented Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. Cozies make excellent stocking-stuffers, and Nightingale Before Christmas is guaranteed to put the "ho ho hos" into the holidays for the legions of fans hungry for another Christmas book featuring Meg Langslow. Donna has won many awards for this very popular series, and continues to come up with new hilarious adventures for her endearing heroine. The novel is full of superb screwball comedy as well as Donna's trademark crisp plotting, not to mention bushels of holiday cheer--it wouldn't be the most wonderful time of the year without it. "--
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781250049599
9781250049575
Characteristics: vi, 295 pages ;,22 cm.

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merlinsilver
May 28, 2015

TERRIFIC Series !!!! Donna Andrews makes each of her books different and engaging. Not like some authors who tend to use the same theme or story line over and over. She adds new, fun, and quirky characters along with old favorites. The plots have twists and turns to keep you guessing and characters teaching human kindness. A wonderful cozy to enjoy all year long.

(Staff) Elaine Bird Apr 17, 2015

Another great addition to this enjoyable series. The characters are quirky and the mystery is cozy. Add in the Christmas decorating theme and you have a winning combination.

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ggrandel
Feb 16, 2015

As usual Donna Andrews does not disappoint us. I would like to have seen more of the antics of Meg's family members though. I missed Spike being in the thick of things. She needs to put more of Meg's family with all their quirks in more of the stories again as she did in earlier books ,but, it is still a good read.

VV3 Feb 13, 2015

Only Meg Langslow, with the help of her trusty organizer, could juggle supervising a decorator show house, prepare for Christmas with two boys, handle a cast of off-beat and wacky characters, and of course, solve a mystery. For those who like their mysteries funny and cozy.

LaughingOne Nov 14, 2014

I thoroughly enjoy this series of Meg Langslow mysteries. Each new book shows Andrews has grown as an author, the characters are developing nicely, there is good continuity from book to book. I don't know if I'd want to live in Caerphilly but I certain would like to visit.

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