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Meg Langslow was actually looking forward to renovating the old Victorian mansion she and her boyfriend Michael bought. But she wasn't thrilled by the lifetime of junk accumulated by the house's eccentric previous owner, Edwina Sprocket. The easiest solution: hold the end-all and be-all of gigantic yard sales. But when the event attracts the late Miss Sprocket's money-hungry heirs, the over-enthusiastic supporters of some endangered barn owls, and customers willing to go to any lengths to uncover a hidden treasure, Meg suspects things have gotten a little out of hand. Then, an antiques dealer is found stuffed in a trunk with his head bashed in - and the yard sale turns into a days-long media circus.

©2005 Donna Andrews (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • THERESA SWAYZE
  • 03-01-17

Good book

I love this author and the characters in her books. This one is not the best of them but is still really good. I gave it 4 stars on one problem that I see as a fan of mystery. The book took to long to get to the mystery. Not that the story was slow at the beginning but rather was more of a development of the characters in the town, which was entertaining and was still a page turner. But I prefer more mystery then drama .

Don't get me wrong I still loved the story and will be glad to get the next book in the series. I have listened to the 1st 2 books and the last several. and I am over joyed that the 3rd &4th are finally on Audible. I now own all the books.

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  • P. Johnson
  • 06-08-18

Well written mystery and great fun.

I’m an avid audiobook listener and am SO glad I found this mystery series (wish I could get the first in the series as an audiobook!). This series reminds me of the Janet Evanovich writing style (Stephanie Plum series). Fun, well written and keeps you guessing until the end as to who the real culprit is.

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  • Dawn
  • 24-02-18

Another great addition

I don’t know how she does it, but Donna Andrews has crafted another great addition to the Meg Langslow series. With all the humor we’ve all grown to expect she just keeps creating original storylines. Bernadette Dunne gives another great performance bringing it all to life. I highly recommend this audiobook/book to cozy mystery fans.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-01-18

Book Is A 5++++, narration Is A 2 At Best

Storyline is great! Donna Andrews' mysteries are not just outrageously funny. The suspense is entertaining; all of the characters are vividly brought to life. All of this is done while keeping the story moving on at an excellent pace. Even though each book is a stand alone,it truly enriches the series if you start at the beginning. Highly recommend you pick up Murder Is Hatched.
Although Bernadette Dunne does have good pacing & emotion, her "voices" just aren't...... She has a strong twang in her voice that carries over to every character (no matter where they're from). Also, the female & male voices have very little difference. If it weren't for Ms. Andrews' staging, you wouldn't know which character was talkiing most of the time.

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  • Christiane
  • 05-07-17

Wonderful mystery series for animal lovers

Meg and her boyfriend Michael are having a huge yard sale to empty out the house they just bought with the life long collections of junk from the previous resident, so renovations can start.

Things get complicated though when a local antique dealer is found stuffed in an old trunk.

The yard sale is shut down and a cat and mouse game starts finding the killer.

Great cozy mystery series for animal lovers with lots of humor and a little sarcasm mixed in for good measure.

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  • Kathy
  • 02-01-17

Owl want to reread this book many times!

I was pleasantly surprised to see an older book in this series be released in the audio format. I ordered it the second I knew it was available and greatly enjoyed hearing it for the first time. This is a story about a flea market on steroids. Their new house is still full of many unwanted, yet interesting items after the antique dealers have bought everything they wanted. Meg's entire family gets involved in an epic yard sale with many family members selling everything from collectible figurines to antique textiles. Mix in a dash of owl pellets and women's lingerie and you end up with murder. This is a whirlwind adventure with some suspense and a whole lot of laughter. I highly recommend this book and hope that more of the original books in the series will also be released on Audible!