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The Penguin Who Knew Too Much by Donna…

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

by Donna Andrews

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cozy-mystery, amateur-sleuth, women-sleuths, zoo, animals, suspense, situational-humor, verbal-humor

The renovations are almost done and the stuff in storage is being moved in when Dr Langslow finds a recently buried body in the basement where he has been digging a pond for the penguins he is fostering from the bankrupt local zoo. It all gets crazier from there! The new Medical Examiner has a claustrophobic crisis, people keep dropping of more zoo animals, a renowned zoologist makes himself at home, and the suspects keep adding up. Great fun in a cozy mystery by an imaginative author!
Bernadette Dunne continues to exceed expectations as narrator! ( )
  jetangen4571 | Feb 6, 2019 |
It's moving day for Meg Langslow and Michael Waterston in The Penguin Who Knew Too Much. It's also only a day or two before they'll be getting married. Don't expect an over-the-top wedding. If you've read the first book, Murder With Peacocks (and I heartily recommend you do if you love cozy mysteries with zany relatives and plenty of humor), you'll know why Meg has insisted they elope. ( )
  JalenV | Oct 14, 2017 |
Very enjoyable. Filled with humor. ( )
  yenti | Aug 31, 2015 |
So far, this is the funniest Meg Langslow mystery -- at least to me. I think the humor came because Meg has gotten so used to strange animals showing up around her that she just asks what and how many! In this case, a local zookeeper has farmed out most of the zoo animals to people around town and Meg's father has told them that if they find they can't care for the animals, bring them to Meg & Michael's farm.

First to show up is Penguins, which Meg's father is "fostering", then come Llama, hyena's, wolves, and assorted other animals. Meg goes looking for someone who can tell her what animals were in the zoo, and how many of each because she is pretty sure she is going to end up with all of them!

When a dead body is found in the farmhouse basement, Meg is pretty sure she knows who it is, and now she is on the hunt to find out why -- and who.

Excellent addition to the Langslow mysteries and I am looking forward to the next in the series. I'm still behind but gaining on the series. ( )
  bookswoman | Aug 15, 2015 |
8th book in the Meg Langslow series. On the day they are moving in, Meg and Michael discover a local zookeeper has been buried in their basement. They also find themselves hosting a variety of zoo animals! Funny. ( )
  DebbieMcCauley | Jul 25, 2015 |
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Meg Langslow never thought that moving into a new home with her fiancée would be easy. But a Virginia basement full of arctic penguins? And a dead body? That’s just bad manners…from Meg and Michael’s perspective, at least. As for Meg’s father, he took in the penguins as a favor to the bankrupt Caerphilly Zoo, where they’re set to return just as soon as the zoo’s fundraising efforts pay off. Problem is that the zoo-keeper himself has gone missing—and only the animals know the truth about his whereabouts. Now it’s up to Meg to find out more about her DOA houseguest…before the ice melts on this very cold case.

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While blacksmith Meg and her finac move into their new house in Caerphilly, Virginia, Meg's father discovers a corpse in the basement while digging a pool for penguins fostered from the bankrupt local zoo, whose keeper is missing.

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