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.