• Round Up the Usual Peacocks

  • A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries, Book 31)
  • By: Donna Andrews
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (148 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author Donna Andrews first introduced us to Meg Langslow as a crime-solving bridesmaid. In her 31st mystery, Round Up the Usual Peacocks, Meg returns to her roots, juggling cold cases and wedding guests.

Kevin, Meg's cyber-savvy nephew who lives in the basement, comes to her with a problem. He's become involved as the techie for a true-crime podcast, one that focuses on Virginia cold cases and unsolved crimes. And he thinks their podcast has hit a nerve with someone . . . one of the podcast team has had a brush with death that Kevin thinks was an attempted murder, not an accident.

Kevin rather sheepishly asks for Meg's help in checking out the people involved in a couple of the cases. "Given your ability to find out stuff online, why do you need MY help?" she asks. "Um . . . because I've already done everything I can online. This'll take going around and TALKING to people," he exclaims, with visible horror. "In person!" Not his thing. And no, it can't wait until after the wedding, because he's afraid whoever's after them might take advantage of the chaos of the wedding at Trinity or the reception at Meg and Michael's house to strike again.

So on top of everything she's doing to round up vendors and supplies and take care of demanding out-of-town guests, Meg must hunt down the surviving suspects from three relatively local cold cases so she can figure out if they have it in for the podcasters. Could there be a connection to a musician on the brink of stardom who disappeared two decades ago and hasn't been seen since?

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books

©2022 Donna Andrews (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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Best one in several outings

This is best one in several years. Less Grandfather and more immediate family. I enjoyed much more than the last few books.

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We get it, businesses are evil.

Businesses are evil and actors will save the world. If you aren't walking around carrying a classic novel, don't bother even speaking to Meg. She considers you beneath contempt.
These books used to be lighthearted and fun. Not so much anymore.

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A must read

love this series. I hope Donna Andrews keeps the!m coming!! Fun mysteries that keep you guessing.

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Too much fun!

family, family-dynamics, friendship, law-enforcement, cold-case, college-town, small-town, blacksmith, missing-persons, college-scandal, town-rivalries, situational-humor, verbal-humor, animals, Virginia, fun*****

Meg, the Langslow extended family of people and farmyard animals are back! Best of all we get to see the sleuthing abilities of several besides Meg. A teen geek family member and his friend have started up a podcast series of cold cases in Virginia when someone takes exception to something and threatens one of the guys. The police chief is on board with Meg and friends looking into some of the cold cases because he takes the threat to the young men seriously (and half of the cold cases are not a threat to his jurisdiction. The background insanity is "the mothers" overwhelming preparations for a family wedding. I tried to read it as if not familiar with the series, and I really do think that it is at least as much fun that way. Of course I loved it and laughed all the way!
This cannot be an unbiased review because I reread some of them (the print copies walk away so now I have them in audio) and wait with bated breath for each new one
I requested and received a free ebook copy from St. Martin's Press/Minotaur Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
And now I have the audio interpreted by Bernadette Dunne!

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does not disappoint, great fun!

i love hearing about the landslow clan. great switchup with the clan investigating cold cases. keep the stories coming!

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  • 08-14-22

love the 3 mysteries

I loved the 3nmysteries in one.
This whole series is so good. It's something new each time and always interesting. And always expertly narrated.
Looking forward to the next one!

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Loved it!!!!

Donna Andrews never disappoints, her storyline was original as always. All the characters we know and love were present and accounted for.
Bernadette Dunne, as always, gave a stellar performance.
I highly recommend this audiobook to cozy mystery fans.

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Loved it

I loved it and as always, am looking forward to the next in the series.

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Wonderful series

I have all the audible books for this series and this installment did not disappoint.

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three stories in one book

I have listened to most of this series and enjoyed the experience very much. Bernadette Dunne is a wonderful narrator. Having said that, I admit I found the three intertwined stories a bit hard to follow. (Like, which plot is this character connected to?) Perhaps it is because I am 70 and losing brain cells, but I was tempted to construct a flow-chart to keep track as I listened to the audio book. Loved the peacock riot.

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  • Lou Lou
  • 08-04-22

Another wonderful installment

Everything I have come to expect and love from a Meg Langslow Cozy Mystery. These stories are always wonderful, with so much rich description and lovely details about the eccentric goings on in Meg & Michael's house. And always with Mysteries to clear up along the way.

Donna Andrews' writing and Bernadette Dunne's narration are an absolute dream team! I'm already looking forward to the Christmas book in a couple of months time! 😀