6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
worth reading, especially for fans of the series,
This review is from: Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Langslow Mysteries) (Hardcover)
I've grown to love the Meg Langslow books written by Donna Andrews. They are light-hearted and fluffy, filled with quirky characters and amusing side plots. They're great fun to read when you don't want to think too hard.
But the past few books in the series have left me somewhat disappointed. Why give your female protagonist an awesome job (blacksmith) and then almost never touch on it again? For the first time in several installments, Meg is back to work in this book, but it only last a few pages before she's interrupted. Andrews also has a habit of finishing off the main mystery rather quickly at the end and leaving a lot of loose ends. In Cockatiels at Seven, you find out "who dunnit", but not why or how, and this leads to a rather unsatisfying ending.
Still, Meg's inner voice is as amusing as ever, her husband is charming, her relatives are wacky, and the book flies by quickly. Anyone who has read the earlier books in this series will want to read Cockatiels at Seven. Newcomers looking for a good, light-hearted mystery might want to try some of the earlier works by Donna Andrews.