by Christine Goff
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Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions
Genre: Birds, Mystery
The Birdwatcher's Mystery series:
A Rant of Ravens
Death of a Songbird
A Nest in the Ashes
Death Takes a Gander
A Sacrifice of Buntings
A Parliament of Owls - release date: October 15, 2015
In an attempt to escape hellish matrimony, Rachel Stanhope sojourns to her Aunt Miriam’s ranch in Colorado in search of some peace and comfort. As a favor to her aunt, a bird enthusiast, Rachel agrees to host meetings of the local birdwatching society. On her first expedition, however, instead of finding a LeConte’s sparrow, she makes a much more disturbing discovery: a dead body. Identified as a reporter for Birds of a Feather magazine, this man was trying to dig up troubling information on Miriam’s deceased husband and a bird trafficking scheme…and now sweet Aunt Miriam is the prime suspect in this fowl play.
Enjoyable cozy mystery that even a non-birder would like.
Along with solving a murder mystery, this story introduces you to the world of birds in a bird rehabilitation center. Bird issues and bird facts and history (not only ravens) were definitely interesting topics covered.
I found this book to be a nice start to the series which has me curious about book two - more for the bird info than the characters.
* added this to my Books On The Nightstand Bingo challenge - square: Animal in Title
* review copy courtesy of publisher