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Duck the Halls

A Meg Langslow Mystery

By Donna Andrews

'Tis the season to be jolly - and for Meg Langslow to round up stray animals of all sorts as well as a killer.  Duck the Halls!

 

The brilliantly funny Donna Andrews delivers boughs of holly and barrels of laughs with Meg's latest adventure in her award-winning, New York Times bestselling series. A few nights before Christmas, Meg is awakened when volunteer fireman Michael is summoned to the New Life Baptist Church, where someone has rigged a cage full of skunks in the choir loft. The lengthy process of de-skunking the church requires its annual pre-Christmas concert to relocate to Trinity Episcopal, where Mother insists the show must go on, despite the budget-related protests of Mr. Vess, an elderly vestryman.  Meanwhile, when Meg helps her grandfather take the skunks to the zoo, they discover that his boa has been stolen - only to turn up later during the concert, slithering out from the ribbon-bedecked evergreens.  The next morning is Sunday, and the congregation of St. Byblig's, the local Catholic church, arrive to find it completely filled with several hundred ducks.

 

It's clear that some serious holiday pranksters are on the loose, and Meg is determined to find them.  But before she can, a fire breaks out at Trinity, and Mr. Vess is discovered dead. Who would have murdered such a harmless - if slightly cranky - old man?  Who has the time during the busy holiday season to herd all of these animals into the town's churches?  And will Meg ever be able to finish all of her shopping, wrapping, cooking, caroling, and decorating in time for Christmas Eve? A Yuletide treasure for the ages, Duck the Halls is guaranteed to put the "ho ho hos" into readers' holidays.


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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781250028778


Format: Book
Author: Andrews, Donna
Summary: When someone rigs a cage full of skunks in the choir loft of the New Life Baptist Church, Meg Langslow must stop holiday pranksters from destroying the annual pre-Christmas concert, but when murder enters the picture, Meg must save Christmas from a vengeful killer.
Title: Duck the halls : a Meg Langslow mystery / Donna Andrews.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Subject: Langslow, Meg (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781250028778 (hbk.) 1250028779 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: M Andrews
Oclc: 828055585
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Bib Id: 456048

Format: Book
Author: Andrews, Donna
Summary: When someone rigs a cage full of skunks in the choir loft of the New Life Baptist Church, Meg Langslow must stop holiday pranksters from destroying the annual pre-Christmas concert, but when murder enters the picture, Meg must save Christmas from a vengeful killer.
Title: Duck the halls : a Meg Langslow mystery / Donna Andrews.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Description: vi, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Series: Meg Langslow mysteries
Series: Meg Langslow Christmas mystery
Series: Andrews, Donna. Meg Langslow mysteries
Subjects: Langslow, Meg (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
LCCN: 2013014996
ISBN: 9781250028778 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1250028779 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: M Andrews