Meerkats and Murder

· Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 11 · Gemma Halliday Publishing
4 reviews

About this ebook

From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes a former CIA agent turned Girl Scout Troop leader, and a murder that will keep you guessing until the end!

Just as Merry Wrath’s former career as a CIA agent seems to be fading into a distant memory, the agent turned Girl Scout troop leader discovers that her beloved little suburban ranch house may not be what it seems. When a masked gunman breaks in to demand the return of "Nye," she fears that she may not have been the first spy to live there. What…or who is "Nye?"


And when Merry trips over the dead body of that same gunman later at the zoo, she realizes that her favorite king vulture and his mouthy scarlet macaw friend may be witnesses to a murder. Suddenly this becomes much more personal, and her list of suspects grows from a cosplaying teenaged demigod zookeeper, to a possible plot by the Russians... which may even include Merry's old arch-nemesis.


Things aren’t going well for her Girl Scout troop either, as a new addition causes trouble, and the girls begin to turn against each other—sparking way more than just preteen angst. From a dangerous close encounter with a mythical red wolf, to a jovial, geriatric group of Russian expats who brew their own mind-bending vodka, Merry Wrath worries that if she doesn’t find the killer soon, this case may be her last.


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

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
Bernadette Cinkoske
July 2, 2019
Ex CIA agent & scout troop leader Merry Wrath continues to discover bodies in Meerkats and Murder. Ms. Langtry's adventures of the world's most unlikely scout troop leader and her scouts continue to captivate me. Scout Betty really gets to shine in this book. With the usual cast of characters, plus several more Russians and new zoo animals, Ms. Langtry continues to spin Merry's adventures in Who's There, Iowa. Once again I was stumped by the quite surprising ending. You don't want to miss this adventure!
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Kirsten Huskić
July 2, 2019
Merry is held at gunpoint in her house by a man searching for something called 'Nye'. She has no idea what this is, but it leads her to think she wasn't the only spy to live there, and that she was somehow coerced into buying this particular house when she left the CIA. On one of her many secret trips to the zoo, Merry discovers the dead body of the gunman. As usual, she takes it upon herself to investigate, even though Rex would really rather she didn't. But Merry rarely listens to him, and how boring would the books be if she did?? Merry does some silly things in this one, but Betty is hilarious. Everything she did or said cracked me up. The Girl Scouts usually provide a lot of laughs, but Betty was awesome. This was another great Merry story, with all the usual characters (and animals!) who make the stories fun.
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