Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Alle Vögel sind schon tot: Meg Langslows zweiter Fall” as Want to Read:
Alle Vögel sind schon tot: Meg Langslows zweiter Fall
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Alle Vögel sind schon tot: Meg Langslows zweiter Fall (Meg Langslow #2)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  3,025 ratings  ·  199 reviews
Ein romantischer Kurztrip! Meg Langslow und ihr Freund freuen sich schon sehr auf die einsame kleine Insel Monhegan vor der Küste von Maine, eine Vogelparadies für Papageientaucher. Die erste Überraschung ist, dass Megs Eltern, ihr Bruder, ihre Tante und ein neugieriger Nachbar ebenfalls dort sind. Doch als eine Leiche gefunden wird, verdächtigt man ihren Vater plötzlich d ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published 2008 by Bastei Lübbe (first published 2000)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Alle Vögel sind schon tot, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Alle Vögel sind schon tot

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Lisa Vegan
Dec 28, 2007 Lisa Vegan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoyed Murder with Peacocks & who like light humorous mysteries
Recommended to Lisa by: Sfdreams
2nd book in this mystery series. Funny and entertaining. My favorite part of this book is on page 59 (of the hardcover edition) where Meg Langslow, the main character in the series, voices her insistence on reading books in a series in proper order. My sentiments exactly!
Book Concierge
After the stress of organizing three family weddings in short succession, Meg Lanslow decides that a romantic getaway at an island off the coast of Maine with her hunky boyfriend, Michael, is just what they need. Aunt Phoebe is always telling family to “use the summer cottage anytime” and since the summer season is over, Monhegan should be very quiet and peaceful. But they arrive to find a house full of family, including Meg’s mother, father, Aunt Phoebe, Mrs Fenniman, brother Rob, and Michael’s ...more
Lillian Carl
I'll admit it---I'm coming very, very late to Andrews' Meg Langslow mystery series. Which
at least means I have lots of wonderful stories to look forward to, because Puffins is a
delightful read.

Meg and her boyfriend Michael go a small island off the coast of Maine, after the tourist
season is over, thinking they'll find some peace and quiet. But no---Meg's eccentric family
is there, too, and of course a murder is committed.

I often look askance at funny mysteries, because all too often the auth
The Langslow clan are back with plenty of mischief, mayhem and a murder thrown in for good measure! Donna Andrews knows how to tickle my funny-bone with her chapter titles and her quirky, charming characters. When all Meg wants is a romantic get-away with her boyfriend at the family cottage on Monhegan Island it isn't going to happen if the bird watchers, the residents and Meg's own family have anything to say about it. Meg's sleuthing abilities and her keen attention to detail are once again n ...more
A fun quick read while in Maine.
When Meg Langslow remembers the family cabin on the island of Monhegan just off the Maine coast, she thinks she's found the perfect place to spend some time alone with her boyfriend, Michael. Unfortunately, the rest of her family also decided that this was the perfect weekend to get away and enjoy the island as well. Making it even worse right now is the island has been overrun with a bunch of bird watchers who came to observe the puffins. Did I forget to mention Hurricane Gladys has decided to ...more
#2 in the Meg Langslow series. I doubt if author Andrews had any thought, back in 2000, about where the story arc of this long running series (18 entries through 2014) would eventually lead. I recall feeling somewhat confused about this follow-up to debut entry Murder With Peacocks (1999) and wondered if the whole premise was just a way to use birds in the titles. The story if fine, especially as a stand-alone, and the series really snaps into place over the next two entries, Revenge of the Wrou ...more
Krista Ivy

Meg and Michael try to vacation together on an island in her Aunt Phoebe’s house. It turns out that the family is already there. A storm hits, the dad disappears to watch the storm hit the harbor, and a murder is committed. Once again, no one misses the dead guy. He tended to shoot at people and electrocute the wildlife (puffins). They cannot reach the authorities on the mainland until the weather clears. Meg decides to investigate. They end up with a dead puffin, nude paintings of her mother, a
3.5 stars. Meg and Michael set off for a romantic getaway on a remote island off the coast of Maine, only to find her crazy family has beaten them there along with a flock of bird-watchers, insuring they will have no peace and quiet and definitely no romance. Thus begins another madcap romp with the Langslow family and the long-suffering Michael as Meg investigates the murder of a famous artist with long-standing ties to her family. The puffins are just a crazy tie-in because they come to the is ...more
My least favorite of the Meg Langslow books. I'm not sure why. Perhaps because I don't care for the setting or the way Meg keeps breaking into places.
The second in the Meg Langslow series of books finds Meg & her boyfriend Micheal trying to enjoy a romantic weekend on a remote Maine island. Unbeknownst to the couple many of Meg's family has also arrived at the small island cottage. To add to the chaos a hurricane is threatening the island, ferry services are cancelled, birders appear to be swarming the village & then Meg's family is threatened by a suspicious death. Can Meg, with the help of Michael, solve the murder before the author ...more
After finishing this book I wasn't left with the overwhelming desire to search out the next in the series like I had with the first. I did enjoy the book and like the cast of characters. However, there were certain parts of the story that just bothered me and felt they really didn't need to be included.

Just like the first book I loved the father. He is such a quirky, fun character that I find myself thoroughly enjoying any situation he is involved in. He is just an enjoyable character.

The relat
Looking for some privacy for a romantic weekend with Michael, Meg brings him to her Aunt Phoebe's cabin on a rustic island in Maine after the end of the season. Of course, a weather report might have clued her in that a hurricane was also planning to visit the island. Unfortunately, she soon finds out that she's stuck on the island with her family, who also decided to visit the island, a bunch of birders, a dead body, a murderer, and too many suspects.

Hijinks ensue as Meg helps to investigate th
Surprisingly, I really liked this book. My qualm with the previous book, the one with the peacocks, was that Meg was hardly curious, but ended up solving the mystery. Here she is really involved. Actually, involved to the point of disbelief, considering all the times Meg and Michael break into the victim's house without a single birder binocular trained their way. Despite the nesting whatsit that's supposed to be nearby. Oh well, it was funny, and I could believe, this time around, that Meg didn ...more
I've read many of the books in this series, but I had never read this particular story. It's one of the earliest ones in the series, and I can honestly say I'm glad I never read it until now. It's not one of the better stories. Kind of slow-going, and repetitive with people constantly traipsing through the woods in Maine during a hurricane. And while there were many possible murderers in the mix, they are just mentioned once or twice and never show up again, so there didn't seem to be much of a ...more
Entertaining, but our heroine the blacksmith still hasn't done any work.
excellent second in series. I love Puffins
Adrienne Testa
Meg and Michael slip away from their small Virginia town, to have a romantic get away. Only to have all her relatives on a small island off Maine, during a hurricane. The local artist is found dead and Meg just can't help getting involved. Everyone is a suspect and everyone has secrets they rather keep. As Meg and Michael solve the case and expose the killer.
Hurricanes and Meg's relatives are funny together. As the bird watchers swoop down to protect the Puffins. It's a fun read, that doesn't hu
I'm just not sure about this series so far. I'm sure it gets better since it's a long running series, but I'm just struggling a bit with it. When Meg should have been happy that her father was cleared of the murder, she instead got angry and was determined to prove that a murder had actually happened, even if it meant her father would be considered guilty. Which completely goes against her reason for investigating in the first place - to prove her father's innocence.

And her behaviour at the part
I liked the first in the Meg Langslow mystery series, Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews, which was very clever and won several awards. This one did not impress me and I found it a chore to continue reading. So much of it seemed implausible, for instance, the actions of the protagonist, Meg, who does not plan well and is extremely impulsive to the point of law breaking. Her fiancé does not seem to have a mind of his own, but goes along with any harebrained idea Meg cooks up. The ill-tempered ...more
Meg Lanslow's relationship with her boyfriend Michael is going strong, but they are having a hard time finding some private time together. Meg thinks she knows the perfect place for a romantic getaway - her Aunt Phoebe's cottage in Monhegan, Maine. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned, the boat trip is rough because a hurricane is headed their way and once they reach the island, Meg and Michael realize it's been invaded by avid bird watchers. Even worse, once they get to the cottage they fi ...more
Brooke Banks
Well, this one was indeed more focused on the mystery than the previous one and Meg certainly did more sleuthing herself. The author did up the amount of describing as well which helped with my mental picture and get into the story a bit more. I still have questions regarding characters such as why Micheal is so damn good about this all and so willing to bend over backwards for Meg. And when is Meg going to show any skills/interest in black smithing? The only thing so far as been the very begini ...more
This murder mystery book was quite entertaining, but was not very suspenseful. The story has many twists and turns that keeps the reader wanting to find out more, though.

The overall story is interesting; Meg wants a romantic getaway but ends up being stuck in an island because of a hurricane in a cottage with her family, and she ends up investigating the death of a person who everyone disliked which thus leads to her finding out some secrets of her family and the locals.

The characters in the sto
This 2nd i the Meg Langslow series is a lot of fun and funnier than the first book, at least to me. Meg and Michael set out to Aunt Phoebe's summer cottage in Maine for some alone time. Imagine their surprise when they get there and Meg's Mom, Dad, brother Rob and Aunt Phoebe are all in residence. Makes the cottage a lot crowded and the pair despair of ever getting to spend time alone. The murder of a local "big time" artist provides Meg some welcome focus for her attention, especially when she ...more
After the chaos of the summer (weddings, peacocks and murder among other things, chronicled in Murder with Peacocks) Meg Langslow and her boyfriend Michael are desperate for some time and space to themselves. Meg suggests they go to the island of Monhegan off the coast of Maine, where her Aunt Phoebe has a summer cottage and Meg has an open invitation. There might not be any electricity and it is no longer exactly summer, but that should just help insure they get some peace and quiet.

Meg couldn
1-1/2 stars. Because I reserve the 1 star rating for books that I very actively dislike.

OK. I read this book because I found the author on a mystery book website called This author's first book in this series (Murder with Peacocks) won about 4 awards including a Lefty award for funniest mystery. Since the library didn't have the first book, I decided to try the second one in the series.

This is not a well-written book. For my book club friends, think alon
If you love great mysteries with a side of humor, you'll enjoy the Meg Langslow series. Last year I've read #1 and #3. Now I'm going to the second one of the series. When Meg and her boyfriend head to the Monhegan Island for a romantic getaway, it was anything but romantic. First, there's the hurricane, second her family showed up. Not only that, there's the birders who's scouting for puffins and an angry artist named Victor Resnick, who didn't like trespassers. When they've reported his shootin ...more
Mark Baker
A romantic weekend on an island in Maine is anything but for Meg and Michael when they find her family already at the family cabin. That's before a hurricane arrives and strands them with an island packed with birders and a killer. While this book still has the humor of the first in the series, it also features a stronger mystery.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Laura Rodd
Super fun read. Witty, wild, wonderful ride.
What do you get when you are trying to escape the craziness of Virginia (extended visits from truly extended family members) to the cold coastal rough terrain of coastal Maine for a little privacy with your new boyfriend? Anything but intimate peaceful settings, hours of snuggling up in front of a warm fire, or privacy in any sense.
Now add to this disappointment your divorced parents have recently remarried, a cantankerous doddering aunt and her alcoh
Meg is a blacksmith who takes her boyfriend to a remote island off the coast of Maine for what she and he hopes is a romantic getaway. But when they arrive they discover Meg's family is all there, creating chaos. And, a hurricane is skirting the island making it even more miserable. The island is also full of bird watchers. And, of course, a murder occurs amid the birders, storm, and extended family. Meg and her father love to investigate. This is a fluffy cozy that is humorous but thin.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Meg Langslow Mysteries...Who Would You Cast For The Movie? 4 23 Aug 06, 2014 06:22AM  
  • The Silver Ghost (Kelling & Bittersohn, #8)
  • Scots on the Rocks (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries, #23)
  • Much Ado in Maggody (Arly Hanks, #3)
  • Design For Murder (Death On Demand, #2)
  • Mistletoe Man (China Bayles, #9)
  • Eggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club, #1)
  • A Hoe Lot of Trouble (A Nina Quinn Mystery, #1)
  • Claws and Effect (Mrs. Murphy, #9)
  • Grace Under Pressure (A Manor House Mystery, #1)
  • Sugarplum Dead (Death on Demand, #12)
  • The Black List (Sydney Fitzpatrick, #4)
  • Aunt Dimity Digs In (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #4)
  • Let There Be Suspects (Ministry Is Murder Mystery, #2)
  • Sugar and Spite (Savannah Reid, #5)
  • Alpine for You (Passport to Peril, #1)
  • The Thunder Keeper (Wind River Reservation, #7)
Donna Andrews was born in Yorktown, Virginia, the setting of Murder with Peacocks and Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos, and now lives and works in Reston, Virginia. When not writing fiction, Andrews is a self-confessed nerd, rarely found away from her computer, unless she's messing in the garden
More about Donna Andrews...

Other Books in the Series

Meg Langslow (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1)
  • Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (Meg Langslow, #3)
  • Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4)
  • We'll Always Have Parrots (Meg Langslow, #5)
  • Owls Well That Ends Well (Meg Langslow, #6)
  • No Nest for the Wicket (Meg Langslow, #7)
  • The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (Meg Langslow, #8)
  • Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Langslow, #9)
  • Six Geese A-Slaying (Meg Langslow, #10)
  • Swan for the Money (Meg Langslow, #11)
Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1) Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (Meg Langslow, #3) Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) Owls Well That Ends Well (Meg Langslow, #6) We'll Always Have Parrots (Meg Langslow, #5)

Share This Book