Duck the Halls

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Hardcover, Minotaur Books, 2013, ISBN13 9781250028778, ISBN10 1250028779

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'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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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish Date: Oct 22, 2013
ISBN-13: 9781250028778
ISBN-10: 1250028779
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 320
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 8.5 x 1.0
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wonderful time reading this funny novel
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If you haven't tried the Meg Langslow series yet, you are missing some wonderful afternoons or evenings reading books that will become old friends quickly. They're funny and I order them as soon as they are available.

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