Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Murder with Puffins


Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews has been in my collection for awhile.  It has a puffin on the cover and puffins play a part in the story.  The story takes place on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine after puffins have left the island, but there are lots of birders there and a dog.  Though Meg does see a live puffin at the end of the story, there are stuffed puffins, paintings of puffins and a dead puffin in the story.

Meg and Michael decide they want a romantic getaway at her aunt Phoebe's summer cottage.  They did not expect to find Meg's parents, brother and Michael's mother's dog, Spike to be there.  They find a body and her aunt confesses. Her father is also a suspect.  They even find a nude painting of her mother.   Everyone is trapped on the island because of a storm.

There are many possibilities as to who actually committed the crime and Meg continues to search until she finds the real culprit. 

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