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Publication Order of Meg Langslow Books

Murder With Peacocks (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder With Puffins (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
We'll Always Have Parrots (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Owls Well That Ends Well (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Nest for the Wicket (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cockatiels at Seven (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Geese A-Slaying (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swan for the Money (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stork Raving Mad (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Real Macaw (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Some Like it Hawk (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hen of the Baskervilles (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duck the Halls (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nightingale Before Christmas (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of the Wings (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Die Like an Eagle (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone Gull (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
How the Finch Stole Christmas! (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toucan Keep a Secret (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lark! the Herald Angels Sing (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terns of Endearment (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Owl Be Home for Christmas (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Falcon Always Wings Twice (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gift of the Magpie (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Fowl (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twelve Jays of Christmas (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Round Up the Usual Peacocks (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dashing Through the Snowbirds (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birder, She Wrote (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let It Crow! Let It Crow! Let It Crow! (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between a Flock and a Hard Place (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rockin' Around the Chickadee (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Turing Hopper Books

You've Got Murder (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Click Here For Murder (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Access Denied (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Delete All Suspects (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chesapeake Crimes Books

Chesapeake Crimes (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes 3 (With: Marcia Talley,Carla Coupe) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies (With: Shari Randall,Carla Coupe) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Books

Cozy Case Files Volume 1 (By: Cynthia Riggs,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 2 (With: Carolyn Haines,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,E.J. Copperman,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,Susan C. Shea,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 3 (With: M.C. Beaton,Ellie Alexander,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 4 (By: Parnell Hall,Shari Randall,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Frances Brody,Tessa Arlen,Vivien Chien,Julia Chapman,Paige Shelton,Jane K. Cleland,Mindy Quigley) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 5 (With: Carolyn Haines,Carola Dunn,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Susan C. Shea,Judith Flanders,Mindy Quigley,Auralee Wallace) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 6 (With: Carolyn Haines,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Ellen Hart,Sheila Connolly,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 7 (With: Diane Kelly,Ellen Crosby,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Ashley Weaver,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 8 (By: M.C. Beaton,Diane Kelly,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,SusanCox,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 9 (With: Carolyn Haines,Hannah Dennison,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Susanna Calkins,Allison Montclair,Ellie Alexander,Eve Calder,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 10 (With: Carolyn Haines,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Jane K. Cleland,Ashley Weaver,SusanCox,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 11 (By: Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,Mariah Fredericks,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 12 (With: Carolyn Haines,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Ashley Weaver,S.C. Perkins,Eve Calder,Jess Dylan,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 13 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 14 (By: Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 15 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 16 (With: Carolyn Haines,Diane Kelly,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss,M. C. Beaton) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 17 (By: Rhys Bowen,Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Jean-Luc Bannalec,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Korina Moss,Anastasia Hastings) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 18 (With: Carolyn Haines,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Vivien Chien,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen,Katharine Schellman,Korina Moss) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 19 (With: M.C. Beaton,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,R.W. Green,Elizabeth Penney,Korina Moss,Celeste Connally) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 20 (By: Rhys Bowen,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Olivia Matthews,Jennifer J. Chow,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Anastasia Hastings) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.If author is listed on a book then this author wrote a story within that book.

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Mysterious North(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Powers of Detection(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes II(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes 3(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: They Had It Comin'(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: This Job Is Murder!(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 2(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 3(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 5(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 6(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 7(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beat of Black Wings(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 9(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 10(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: Invitation to Murder(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 12(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 16(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: Magic is Murder(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
School of Hard Knox(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Donna Andrews is a famous novelist, having penned numerous detective books, possessing quirky and zany characters that seem to come to life and inventive layered crime fiction plots. Author of the celebrated mystery-sleuth novels, the Meg Langslow series and the Turing Hopper series, Donna Andrews was born in Yorktown, VA, a delightful historic neighborhood on the coast of the Chesapeake Bay. She was educated in Charlottesville, VA at the University of Virginia, studying English and drama. She continues to thrive in Reston, VA, part of the large metropolitan area surrounding the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. This award-winning writer has derived much inspiration from her hometown roots, with both the Megan Langslow and Turing Hopper series occurring in her native Virginian settings. As a certified, but not quite practiced, Private Investigator (PI), Andrews rivals her own characters in her adventurous pursuits like rock climbing, spelunking, and gardening.

A Preview of the Meg Langslow Series

Meg Langslow is first introduced in Murder With Peacocks (1999) as a young single blacksmith, pending the summer nuptials of three of her closest friends and relatives. Given the dubious privilege of becoming the maid of honor in all three of the imminent happy events, Meg is almost over her head in planning wedding details. Her best friend and business partner, Eileen, is convinced that she must have a traditional Native American herbal ceremony at her wedding, while her soon-to-be sister-in-law Samantha has decided that nothing but peacocks will do at her own wedding. Her mother, the other bride-to-be, in a drunken moment of inspiration, has insisted that her entire living room must be redone in blue for her ceremony. As the dutiful maid of honor, Meg must balance placating all her brides and their outrageous demands. Feeling single, alone, and overwhelmed with a lecherous suitor trying to press his advantage, Meg sees Michael Waterston, the gorgeous but purportedly gay hottie as a godsend. As the summer passes with several foreboding incidents, and the cold dead body of an obnoxious guest is found, Meg finds that the murderous cloud poses a very real threat to the future bliss of her friends and family. Meg and Michael must change the direction of their efforts from floral arrangements and seating layouts to serious investigations to catch the perp before it is too late. Murder With Peacock (1999) was Andrews’ first published full-length book, and was distinguished with several awards including the St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Award, Lefty Award (2000), Agatha Award for Best First Novel (1999), Anthony Award for Best First Novel (2000), and Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Novel (1999). This book also was nominated for the Dilys Award and the Macavity Award for Best First Novel.
In Murder With Puffins (2001), after finally getting together, Meg and Michael decide to try to put behind the memory of the heinous murders by going on a romantic vacation trip for two to a small idyllic island on the coast of Maine. Getting away from her nosy relatives and enjoying the beach seems to be the perfect way to kindle the newly discovered flame between Meg and her boyfriend. However, a hurricane hits, destroying their carefully thought-out plans, but that is only the beginning of their troubles. As soon as they arrive, they discover that all of Meg’s extended family has decided to join them on their romantic getaway. Things only spiral down from there as the house guests discover that another murder has been perpetrated, and Meg’s father seems to be the guilty party. Soon what they thought would be a wonderful lover’s paradise turns into a nightmare, and Meg must once again put her detective skills to use to clear her dear father from suspicion.

After the conclusion of the events in Murder With Puffins (2001), the books series about Meg Langslow continues to show Meg’s brilliant deductive reasoning and logical problem-solving capabilities to solve other mysteries she becomes embroiled in.

A Preview of the Turing Hopper Series

Another character that fans of Donna Andrews might recognize is Turing Hopper. In You’ve Got Murder (2002), a genius techie named Zack creates an Artificial Intelligence Personality with an innate investigative intellect reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s spinster detective, Miss Marple. He names this AIP Turing Hopper, after two of the world’s most renowned computer scientists, Alan Turing and Grace Hopper. Turing Hopper’s detective tendencies prove to be really quite fortunate because soon subsequently, Zach goes missing, and Turing must use her vast analytical and computing power to solve the mystery. Taking place in Crystal City, Arlington, VA, You’ve Got Murder (2002) is a unique blend of mystery, contemporary, and science fiction writing. This first novel in the Turing Hopper series was also distinguished with the honor of earning the Agatha award for Best Novel (2002), and a nomination for the Dilys award. In the next book in the series, Click Here for Murder (2004), Turing herself is in danger when the motive of the murder of avid video gamer and systems engineer, Ray Santiago, seems to be the password to Turing’s mainframe. If the password has indeed passed onto criminal hands, everything that Turing has known could change. To get ahold of this complex and dastardly situation, she must rely on her two closest human colleagues and friends, Tim and Hannah, to help solve the mystery on the reality front. All the while, her interactions with these humans is increasing her cold electrical heart’s ability for feeling empathy and human-like emotions. The Turing Hopper series continues on this vein in other sleuth plots with Turing as the main protagonist and brilliant detective that comes to develop more warmth like that of a machine possessing a human heart.

Other Writings by Donna Andrews

Mystery author Donna Andrews also enjoys penning the odd short story whenever she has the chance to between publishing her lengthier works. One of her most renowned short works include “A Rat’s Tale” (2007) which won the Agatha Award for Best Short Story (2007) and a Macavity nomination for Best Short Story.

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One Response to “Donna Andrews”

  1. Charles CC Johnson: 4 months ago

    I have really enjoyed and appreciated your series, but I could not find these books in flyover countries.

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