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   Cockatiels At Seven, by Donna Andrews  
 
  Novel, first publication in 2008
 
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      Itís time for more outrageous and feathered fun in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud Meg Langslow series.

    When her old friend Karen drops by with two-year-old son Timmy, Meg Langslow reluctantly agrees to babysit ďjust for a little while.Ē But when nightfall comes, the toddler is still in residence and Karen isnít answering any phone calls. Meg decides she must find out whatís happening, so the next morning, with Timmy in tow, she retraces her friendís footsteps---and begins to suspect that Karenís disappearance is tied to at least one serious crime. Has Karen been killed or kidnapped? Is she on the run from the bad guys? Or is she one of the bad guys? The police donít seem to care, so Meg once again plays sleuth---this time with a toddler as her sidekick.

    As usual, Megís extended family adds to the complications in her life. What covert animal welfare project are Dad and the curmudgeonly zoologist Dr. Montgomery Blake working on---and will Meg have to make another late-night trip to bail them out of jail? Why does Megís brother keep disappearing---is he merely trying to avoid babysitting, or is he involved in something more mysterious? Will taking care of Timmy dampen newly married Meg and Michaelís enthusiasm for starting a family of their own? And are any of Megís relatives reliable enough to be trusted with a two-year-old---especially a two-year-old whose whereabouts might be of interest to some very dangerous people?

    Donna Andrews once again proves her skill as one of the funniest, most entertaining mystery authors around.

     
     
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  • Meg Langslow (#9)

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