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Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews

Stork Raving Mad

by Donna Andrews

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I love Meg and her crazy family. In this book Meg is 8 months pregnant with about 25 people living in her house. The babies are twins but Meg and Michael don't know the sexes so a crazy combination of pair names are used through the book, which is great fun.

When one of the Deans from Michael's college is found dead in the library Meg is on the hunt but trying to stay out of things, mostly for the sake of her babies. There are plenty of suspects and plenty of people who could have done it.

I still have several books in this series to catch up on, and it is a lot of fun doing so. ( )
  bookswoman | Oct 31, 2013 |
Awesome. I love this series. ( )
  JanetArmentani | Jul 25, 2013 |
Absolute nonsense, but fun. You really can't care about the victim, but the heroine has such a wacky assortment of people in her life, the interaction is entertaining.
  malob | Sep 28, 2011 |
Good fun, light and entertaining. ( )
  Helenoel | Jan 22, 2011 |
Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews. I've read every book in the series, as I love Meg's family and the wackiness that often ensues when they are on the scene. This entry in the series has less wackiness than usual, I think, though there's plenty of chaos as hordes of people are living in Meg and Michael's house. Meg is pregnant with twins and near term, and the book is sprinkled with references to the twins as "Heckle and Jeckle"; "Starsky and Hutch"; "Chip and Dale"; and so on.

The university's heating system has broken down, so Meg and Michael are housing some of the drama students, one of whom is putting on a play written by an obscure Spanish playwright. The elderly playwright turns up to attend the play, just as two professors from the university also descend on the overcrowded house, vowing to put a stop to it. And before long, there's a dead body in the library.

Meg more or less stumbles on an important piece of evidence and the whole case is wrapped up handily, along with a score of other issues. It's a fun book, though not my favorite; I think the earlier books are more creative. But I'll be eagerly requesting the next book as soon as it appears!
  ejj1955 | Jan 10, 2011 |
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A fine blend of academic satire, screwball comedy, and murder.
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Meg is eight and a half months pregnant with twins when Michael asks if she wouldn’t mind another houseguest. One of his doctoral students is directing his new translation of a play by a minor Spanish playwright, and the playwright has agreed to come to town for the production.

Senor Mendoza turns out to be a drinker, a smoker, and an inveterate partygoer. Before long, Meg's kitchen is filled with the smells of Spanish food and the voices of all the wilder souls in both the drama and Spanish departments. Into this chaos arrive two prune-faced administrators, the dean of the English department and a man from the college president’s office, who say that the play must be canceled.

When the dean is found murdered, Meg's house becomes a crime scene, and the only way to restore peace is to help Chief Burke solve the murders---while rescuing the student's dissertation and Michael’s tenure---all before dashing off to the hospital to give birth to her twins!

The one and only Donna Andrews continues to surprise and delight in this next knee-slapping adventure featuring Meg Langslow and all the eccentric characters that make up her world.
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Meg is eight-and-a-half months pregnant with twins when she and Michael host a Spanish playwright for the production of his play by one of Michael's graduate students. Then enters the dean of the English department and a man from the college president's office, who say Michael's student is not allowed to do his dissertation and that the play must be canceled. While discussing this, the dean is found murdered. Meg's house becomes a crime scene, and the only way to restore peace is to help Chief Burke solve the murders--while rescuing the student's dissertation and Michael's tenure--all before dashing off to the hospital to give birth to her twins!… (more)

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