Book Review: Gone Gull by Donna Andrews #stmartinspress

Gone Gull (Meg Langslow #21)

by Donna Andrews
Meg Langslow is spending the summer at the Biscuit Mountain Craft Center, helping her grandmother Cordelia run the studios. But someone is committing acts of vandalism, threatening to ruin the newly-opened center’s reputation. Is it the work of a rival center? Have the developers who want to build a resort atop Biscuit Mountain found a new tactic to pressure Cordelia into selling? Or is the real target Meg’s grandfather, who points out that any number of environmentally irresponsible people and organizations could have it in for him?

While Meg is trying to track down the vandal, her grandfather is more interested in locating a rare gull. Their missions collide when a body is found in one of the classrooms. Can Meg identify the vandal and the murderer in time to save the center’s name–while helping her grandfather track down and rescue his beloved gulls?

About the Author . . . 
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.
My Review . . . 
This is the 21st installment of a successful mystery series, and unfortunately, this is the first one I’ve read.  That made it difficult at times to keep up with characters and their back stories.  That being said, this is an engaging novel that held my interest to the end.  Most importantly, it passed the big test for a mystery novel:  I didn’t know who did it until the end.
I would definitely enjoy reading the rest of this series.
4 stars