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BOOK REVIEW:
SIX GEESE A-SLAYING
BY DONNA ANDREWS

We hope you enjoy this book review by Caryn St. Clair.



As an off and on again reader of Andrews's Meg Langslow series, I have to be in just the right mood for the over the top antics of Meg and her family. For me, what starts out as funny can become tedious after the first 100 pages or so. That's definitely not the case with the latest in the series, Six Geese A-Slaying. All of the silliness, all of the crazy characters and all of the slapstick-like comedy are dead on perfect for this book's setting.

As the book opens, Meg Langslow finds herself in charge of organizing the community's annual Christmas parade. The first half of the book centers on Meg's hassles of getting the parade on the road in spite of the most inconvenient murder of one of the participants. Anyone who has ever been involved in the organization of a Christmas Pageant or a parade of any kind, will find Six Geese A-Slaying laugh out loud funny. Readers will find themselves mentally attaching names from their own experiences to the various people.

Then in the second half of the book, the silliness pretty much dies down as Meg focuses on the solving of the crime. Andrews puts together an excellent set of clues for Meg to work through in this case. I'm sure I will not be alone in thinking that this is one of the best entries in the series. While all of the zaniness readers expect with Meg and crew are here, there is also a great mystery here as well.

Overall, Six Geese A-Slaying is bound to put laughter back into a holiday that has become for many nearly unmanageable.

REVIEWED BY CARYN ST. CLAIR

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, CARYN ST. CLAIR


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