The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
While digging a hole to make a pond for his borrowed penguins, Meg's father digs up a body. And when rumors begin to spread that the corpse might be the owner of the bankrupt local zoo that is normally the penguins' home, anxious volunteers begin taking advantage of Dad's generous offer to take in the animals they've been fostering. As the llamas, sloths, and hyenas begin to arrive, Meg fears that by the time the police solve the crime, she and her fiance, Michael, will have a zoo in their back yard. A unnerving prospect at any time, but particularly now, when Meg fears it will derail her and Michael's plan to escape their families and elope. So Meg does some sleuthing of her own.
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- Nominated for the Agatha Award for best novel
- Nominated for the Lefty Award for most humorous novel