Maltese Vulture Murder

· Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 13 · Gemma Halliday Publishing
4 reviews

About this ebook

From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes the latest laugh-out-loud mystery about big trouble in a small town...

What’s better than one King Vulture? Two, of course!


Merry Wrath, former CIA turned Girls Scout troop leader, is over the moon when her wacky taxidermist sisters-in-law present her with a stuffed King Vulture named Nellie Lou. But while the bird is beautiful, the deceased vulture has a secret past that leads to unanticipated trouble—ranging from a bad LSD trip to actually tripping over a dead body in Merry's garage!


 When a bizarre pair of men named Mr. Sun and Mr. Moon start lurking about, and Central Iowa is plagued with a rash of taxidermied animal thefts, Merry wonders how she’s once again managed to get in the middle of it all. It doesn’t help that she has to mentor a younger troop with two unmotivated leaders and a kid who experiments with napalm.


With an arrogant mayor causing trouble, her house being trashed, and a dangerous kidnapping, Merry has to figure out who the killer is before Nellie Lou isn’t the only dead thing in her life.



Merry Wrath Mysteries:

Merit Badge Murder – book #1

Mint Cookie Murder – book #2

Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection

Marshmallow S'More Murder – book #3

Movie Night Murder – book #4

Mud Run Murder – book #5

Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the "Pushing Up Daisies" collection

Motto for Murder – book #6

Map Skills Murder – book #7

Mean Girl Murder – book #8

Marriage Vow Murder – book #9

Mystery Night Murder – book #10

Meerkats and Murder– book #11

Make Believe Murder – book #12

Maltese Vulture Murder – book #13

Musket Ball Murder – book #14

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books:

"I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions while reading MARSHMALLOW S'MORE MURDER! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza... what could possibly go wrong?"

~ Fresh Fiction

"Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…"

~ RT BOOKreviews

"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense."

~ Chicago Tribune

"Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details."

~ Publisher's Weekly


Ratings and reviews

4 reviews
Kirsten Huskić
January 15, 2020
Merry is gifted a stuffed vulture by her sister-in-laws, but unfortunately coming into contact with the bird causes issues for her. Then a dead body is found, dead (stuffed) animals are stolen and some weird men are seen around town. Merry and Kelly try to help a group of younger scouts, and their leaders, who are not bonding like their troop does. Ronnie seems to be extra hateful towards Merry in this one, Betty is her usual hilarious self, and Merry does her best to keep her in line, even at the risk of being labelled 'no fun'. This was a great read, with lots of laughs, and the characters are such fun!
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Bernadette Cinkoske
January 14, 2020
In Maltese Vulture Murder the twins finally give Merry a gift she appreciates - a stuffed King Vulture named Nellie Lou! That is when the fun begins! The usual characters plus some new baddies and a convoluted plot kept my interest from the beginning. These books are just so entertaining. If you have not met Merry, you should do so immediately!
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About the author

Leslie Langtry is the USA Today bestselling author of the Greatest Hits Mysteries, the Merry Wrath Mysteries, Sex, Lies, & Family Vacations, and several books she hasn't finished yet, because she's very lazy. Leslie loves puppies and cake (but she will not share her cake with puppies) and lives with her family and assorted animals in the Midwest.

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