Owl be Home for Christmas
Meg Langslow, book 26
by Donna Andrews
Meg’s grandfather hosts an owl conference that becomes affected by both a snow storm and a murder.
As a later book in a long series, I went into this without any background on our main character Meg or her family. That being said, I enjoyed this mystery, although I do think it was a bit too filled out with technical talk of owls, investigation, and potential causes of death. Some things were over-explained, making the story feel like it was dragging on. The actual mystery and moments where things were moving along, however, was a lot of fun.
I loved the premise of this, and the side characters added a lot to what was going on, both in solving the murder and in providing opportunity for things to happen. I do think Meg was a bit too skilled at solving the mystery, but I would assume that comes from not having any background knowledge on who she is and what she’s accomplished in the series leading up to this installment.
Overall, I think this was a fun mystery with a lot of unique things going for it.