This is book number 8 in the Meg Langslow Mysteries series.
Meg Langslow never thought that moving into a new home with her fiancée would be easy. But a Virginia basement full of arctic penguins? And a dead body? That's just bad manners…from Meg and Michael's perspective, at least. As for Meg's father, he took in the penguins as a favor to the bankrupt Caerphilly Zoo, where they're set to return just as soon as the zoo's fundraising efforts pay off. Problem is that the zoo-keeper himself has gone missing—and only the animals know the truth about his whereabouts. Now it's up to Meg to find out more about her DOA houseguest…before the ice melts on this very cold case.
“Deliciously daffy.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Andrews always leavens the mayhem with laughs. So march yourself down to the bookstore or library and check out The Penguin Who Knew Too Much.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia)
“Andrews' eighth Meg-centric mystery moves along like the best beach reads.” —Entertainment Weekly
“If you long for more ‘fun' mysteries, à la Janet Evanovich, you'll love Donna Andrews's Meg Langslow series.” —The Charlotte Observer
“The levelheaded, unflappable Meg takes it all in stride…This eighth cozy in the series makes the most of humorous situations, zany relatives, and lovable characters.” —Booklist
“A classic whodunit…wraps suspense, humor, and a screwball cast of characters into a mystery novel with stand-up quality.” —About.com
“Always a treat.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews
“Andrews has mastered the art of writing farce with style and wit, although she sometimes goes over the top--literally, in a scene with sloths swinging from chandeliers.” —Mystery Scene