If you haven’t yet discovered Andrews’ punny bird-titled mysteries, you’re missing out on wonderful writing and great fun, with a wide cast of eccentric characters and constant laugh-out-loud humor.

The local animal shelter is having money problems and has to repeal its no-kill policy. Not so coincidentally, Meg — who is adjusting to life with 4-month-old twins — finds her house filled with animals, including a foul-mouthed macaw. But when one of the volunteers is murdered, Meg has to find out who killed her. (ST. MARTIN’S, Jul., 320 pp., $24.99)

Reviewed by: 
Page Traynor