Meg Langslow Mystery #23
On Sale: August 7, 2018
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A new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from
award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of
Meg Langslow is at Trinity Episcopal
locking up after an event and checking on the toucan Meg’s
friend Rev. Robyn Smith is fostering in her office. After
hearing a hammering in the columbarium (the small building
where cremated remains are held), Meg finds an elderly
parishioner lying dead on the floor of the crypt. Several
niches have been chiseled open; several urns knocked out;
and amid the spilled ashes is a gold ring with a huge red
The curmudgeonly victim had become disgruntled
with the church and ranted all over town about taking back
his wife's ashes. Did someone who had it in for him follow
him to the columbarium? Or was the motive grave robbery? Or
did he see someone breaking in and investigate? Why was the
ruby left behind?
While the Chief Burke investigates
the murder, Robyn recruits Meg to contact the families of
the people whose ashes were disturbed. During this task, Meg
learns many secrets about Caerphilly's history―and finds
that the toucan may play a role in unmasking the killer.
Clues and events indicate that a thief broke into the church
to steal the toucan the night of the murder, so Meg decides
to set a trap for the would-be toucan thief―who might also
be the killer.
Toucan Keep a Secret is the
twenty-third book in New York Times bestselling
author Donna Andrews' hilarious Mag Langslow mystery series.
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