Donna Andrews (author)

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Donna Andrews
BornYorktown, Virginia
Notable worksThe Meg Langslow and Turing Hopper series
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Donna Andrews
BornYorktown, Virginia
Notable worksThe Meg Langslow and Turing Hopper series

Donna Andrews is an American mystery fiction writer of two award-winning amateur sleuth series. Her first book, Murder with Peacocks (1999), introduced Meg Langslow, a blacksmith from Yorktown, Virginia. It won the St. Martin's Minotaur Best First Traditional Mystery contest, the Agatha, Anthony, Barry, and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice awards for best first novel, and the Lefty award for funniest mystery of 1999.[1] The first novel in the Turing Hopper series (You've Got Murder, 2002) debuted a highly unusual sleuth—an Artificial Intelligence (AI) personality who becomes sentient—and won the Agatha Award for best mystery that year.

Donna Andrews was born in Yorktown, Virginia (the setting of her Meg Langslow series), studied English and drama at the University of Virginia.[2] and now lives and works in Reston, Virginia.[1]


The Meg Langslow series[edit]

  1. Murder with Peacocks (1999). ISBN 0312199295
  2. Murder with Puffins (2000). ISBN 0312262213
  3. Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos (2001). ISBN 0312277296
  4. Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (2003). ISBN 0312277318
  5. We'll Always Have Parrots (2004). ISBN 0312277326
  6. Owls Well That Ends Well (2005). ISBN 0312329385
  7. No Nest for the Wicket (2006). ISBN 978-0312329402
  8. The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (2007). ISBN 978-0312329426
  9. Cockatiels at Seven (2008). ISBN 978-0312377151
  10. Six Geese A-Slaying (2009). ISBN 978-0312536107
  11. Swan For The Money (2009). ISBN 978-0312377175
  12. Stork Raving Mad (2010). ISBN 978-0312621193
  13. The Real Macaw (2011). ISBN 978-0312621209
  14. Some Like It Hawk (2012). ISBN 978-1250007506
  15. The Hen of the Baskervilles (2013). ISBN 978-1250007513
  16. Duck the Halls (2013). ISBN 978-1250028778
  17. The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (2014). ISBN 978-1250009500
  18. The Nightingale Before Christmas (2014). ISBN 978-1250049575

A Murder Hatched: Collects the first two Meg Langslow novels. Released in 2009 by Macmillian, under its Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books imprint.[3]

Meg Langslow short stories[edit]

The Turing Hopper series[edit]

Short stories[edit]


Donna Andrews has won many industry awards for her fiction.[3] As of 2009 she has earned 3 Agatha Awards,[4] 1 Anthony Award, 1 Barry Award, 2 Lefty Awards, 2 Toby Bromberg Awards and 1 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Andrews has also been nominated for 3 Dilys Awards.

'Murder with Peacocks'


'Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos'

'You've Got Murder'

'Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon'

'We'll Always Have Parrots'

'Owl's Well That Ends Well'

'No Nest for the Wicket'

'The Penguin Who Knew Too Much'

"A Rat's Tale", Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - Sept/Oct. 2007

'Six Geese A-Slaying'

'Swan For the Money'

'Stork Raving Mad'

'The Real Macaw'

Professional Memberships[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Donna Andrews's Website - Press Kit:Biographies". Retrieved July 2008. 
  2. ^ page 10, Great Women Mystery Writers, 2nd Ed. by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, 2007, publ. Greenwood Press, ISBN 0-313-33428-5
  3. ^ a b c "All works by Donna Andrews". Retrieved 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Past Agatha Award Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2010. 
  5. ^ "Anthony Award Nominees and Winners". Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Barry Awards". Retrieved 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Left Coast Crime's Lefty Award Winners". Retrieved 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c "Dilys Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 2010. 
  9. ^ "1999 RT Book Reviews Reviewer Award Winners". Retrieved 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Romantic Times Award Winners". Retrieved 2010. 
  11. ^ "Donna Andrews' Website - Biography". Retrieved 2010. 

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