Friday, 26 February 2010

The Penguin Who Knew Too Much

Title: The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (8th book in the Meg Lanslow series)
Author: Donna Andrews
Type: Mystery
Pages: 328

Synopsis: Meg is moving into her new home with her fiance, Michael. She knew things wouldn't be easy on moving day but when she finds her basement filled with penguins and a dead body even Meg thinks it's too much.

Meg finds out that her father has offered to take in the penguins (among other animals) from a small local zoo which is going bankrupt. Since no one can find the zoo's owner it seems that Meg might be stuck with her menagerie ... and a mystery to solve.

My Thoughts: This mystery was, in a word, blah. It never seemed to have any suspense in it. The secondary characters, I think, were supposed to be quirky but didn't pull that off either. It bothered me that, after the house's former owners show up and start digging huge trenches in Meg's backyard she barely bats an eye. Wouldn't you be ticked if someone dug trenches throughout your backyard?!? The former owners arrival in the book didn't even make much sense and seemed to be thrown in ... and then not discussed again.

My Rating: 2/5

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