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Lark! The Herald Angels Sing
2018
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Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Meg Langslow (Female), Sculptor, Artist, Married, Mother, Eccentric, Finds a live baby in the manger; searches for it's real identity; war is brewing between Caerphilly and its arch-rival Clay County; Meg tries to bring everyone together
Michael Waterston (Male), Professor, Married, Father, Meg's husband
Genre
Fiction
Mystery
Topics
Christmas
Festivals
Babies
Identy
Mysteries
Community relationships
Rivalry
Holidays
Setting
Virginia - South (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Andrews's entertaining 24th Meg Langslow mystery (after Toucan Keep a Secret) finds Meg regretting her decision to direct the annual Christmas pageant at Trinity Episcopal Church in the picturesque town of Caerphilly, Va., especially after a baby called Lark is left in the manger with a note suggesting that her father is Meg's brother, Rob. Rob hopes he isn't the father, and Meg sets out to find someone else who might be. Meanwhile, Lark's missing mother, Janet Caverly, turns up outside Meg's house, and tells Meg that Janet's husband, Mark, assistant accountant in neighboring Clay County, is being framed for the murder of a coworker after the two of them discovered that county officials were laundering money for their illegal moonshine and marijuana business. When word comes down that Mark has been captured and is languishing in the Clay County jail, half of the men in Caerphilly plan a commando raid to break him out. But the vigilantes end up captured themselves, and it falls to Meg to organize an all-female rescue mission with sheep, drones, and a mob of carolers on Christmas Eve. Full of odd yet charming characters, this Christmas tale will charm cozy mystery fans. Agent: Ellen Geiger, Frances Goldin Literary. (Oct.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
Lark! The Herald Angels Sing is the twenty-fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews. Like her previous Christmas mysteries (Six Geese A-Slaying, Duck the Halls, The Nightingale Before Christmas, and How the Finch Stole Christmas!), this new book is guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer.It's Christmastime in Caerphilly and the town is preparing for their live nativity. During rehearsals, Meg discovers a real baby in the manger, with a note attached that says the mother is leaving the baby girl there so her father can take care of her, and the wording of the note implicates Meg's brother, Rob, as the father.As Meg gets further into her investigation, she discovers the found baby is connected to something much bigger, a crime that will need to be stopped by Meg and her motley crew to save the holidays for everyone.This hilarious mystery will put cozy lovers everywhere in a holly jolly mood for the holidays.
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