We'll Always Have Parrots
In We'll Always Have Parrots, Meg travels with her fiance Michael to a fan convention for Porfiria, Queen of the Jungle--a cheesy cult TV show on which Michael has a minor role. Michael hopes the weekend will give him a chance to talk Miss Wynncliffe-Jones, the show's temperamental leading lady and executive producer out of enforcing a certain provision in Michael's contract.
Of course, Michael's not the only person whose career the dictatorial star has
manipulated. So when the star is found murdered, the police have plenty of suspects.
Trouble is, Meg doesn't believe they're going to arrest the right one. Soon she
finds herself following the murderer's trail through a hotel filled with egotistical
actors, costumed fans, and a motley flock of monkeys and parrots who, rebelling
against their role as live scenery, have escaped from their cages to take an active
(and noisy) role in the festivities.
- Winner of the Lefty Award for most humorous mystery
- Nominated for the Agatha Award for best novel