The Real Macaw

The Real Macaw

Book - 2011
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Meg juggles twins, murder, and a back-talking bird in the next side-splittingly funny installment in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling series

During a 2am feeding for her four-month-old twins, Meg Langslow hears an odd noise and goes downstairs to find her living room filled with dozens of animals--cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, and a stunningly foul-mouthed macaw. She soon learns that financial woes have caused the local animal shelter to repeal its no-kill policy.

Her kindhearted father, her zoologist grandfather, and other like-minded citizens have stolen all the shelter's animals, both as a gesture of protest and to protect them until the hated policy can be repealed. But the volunteer who was to transport the animals to new homes has been murdered. Was it the victim's tangled love life that drove someone to murder? Or the dark secrets behind local politics? And will Meg ever succeed in finding homes for all the animals that have landed in her life?

Full of the hilarious shenanigans - avian as well as human - that have come to surround Meg and her eccentric band of friends and family, the latest from the one and only Donna Andrews will have you laughing until the very last page: it's The Real Macaw !

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312621209
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 21, 2013

couldn't get into it, although I love birds. I got to page 1 and noticed text like "should I use the breast pump now or later?". OMG after that I am returning the book. Ick

Mar 04, 2013

This is the third book of hers that I have read. The first was very funny and charming, the second was similar, and this one seems like another book just like the other two I have read. She evidently has a formula that works for her. Three is enough for me.

Jan 21, 2012

Love this series. Well written with great protagonist and other characters. This installment doesn't have quite as much detecting as some of the others, but nonetheless!

Sep 22, 2011

I love this series and this title maintains the standard. The mystery is fun, but spending a few hours with Meg Langslow and her collection of whacko relatives is a real treat. A wonderfully humourous whodunit.

Sep 12, 2011

As usual, it is a real zoo around Meg's home, but she unmasks the murderer at the risk of her life. The other "bad guys" get sorted out satisfactorily, too. Well, what else would you expect, with Meg and family involved?

Aug 22, 2011

Donna Andrews at her best. I didn't figure out who did it. Loved this book.


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