A new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from award–winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Good, The Bad, and The Emus.
The brilliantly funny Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. The eighteenth book in her New York Times best-selling series continues to surprise and delight in this next knee-slapping adventure featuring Meg Langslow and all the eccentric characters that make up her world.
It's another holiday and Mayor Randall Shiffley has turned Caerphilly, Virginia into Spooky City, USA. The residents are covering every window with cobwebs and roaming the streets in costume to entertain the tourists, and Meg's grandfather is opening a new "Creatures of the Night" exhibit in the zoo. When a real body at the zoo and a suspicious fire at the Haunted House threaten to mar the town's creepy fun, it's up to Meg Langslow to save Halloween.
Like Meg Langslow, the blacksmith heroine of her series, Donna Andrews was born and raised in Yorktown, Virginia. She introduced Meg to readers in her Malice Domestic Contest-winning first mystery, Murder with Peacocks, and readers are still laughing. This novel swept up the Agatha, Anthony, Barry, and a Romantic Times award for best first novel, and a Lefty for funniest mystery.
With Lord of the Wings, readers can look forward to another zany Meg Langslow mystery--this one filled with Halloween spirit and suspense.
In Andrews's endearing 19th Meg Langslow mystery (after 2014's The Nightingale Before Christmas), the residents of Caerphilly, Va., go all out to celebrate Halloween by turning their little town into Spooky City. When a man who was playing pranks, or perhaps participating in a scavenger hunt that required scaring somebody with a fake body part, turns up dead at the local zoo run by Meg's grandfather, Dr. Montgomery Blake, she enlists the aid of Mutant Wizards the game development company of her brother, Rob in ferreting out the culprit. But when the Haunted House, the home of a former medical examiner who apparently wants to be a vampire, is the site of burglary and arson, and Mayor Randall Shiffley's assistant, Lydia Van Meter, vanishes, the search for answers becomes even murkier. As head of festival security, the Goblin Patrol, Meg is in the thick of things in a cozy sure to delight series fans and newcomers alike.