Donna Andrews (author)

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Donna Andrews
BornYorktown, Virginia
Notable work(s)The Meg Langslow and Turing Hopper series
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Donna Andrews
BornYorktown, Virginia
Notable work(s)The 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)
  2. Murder with Puffins (2000)
  3. Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos (2001)
  4. Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (2003)
  5. We'll Always Have Parrots (2004)
  6. Owls Well That Ends Well (2005)
  7. No Nest for the Wicket (2006)
  8. The Penguin Who Knew Too Much (2007)
  9. Cockatiels at Seven (2008)
  10. Six Geese A-Slaying (2009)
  11. Swan For The Money (2009)
  12. Stork Raving Mad (2010)
  13. The Real Macaw (2011)
  14. Some Like It Hawk (in hardcover, July 17, 2012)
  15. The Hen of the Baskervilles (2013)
  16. Duck the Halls (2013)

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 Awards and History". Retrieved 2010. 
  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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