A Tiding of Magpies

A Birder Murder Mystery

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About The Book

It is in the silent spaces between the facts that the truth often hides


When his most celebrated case is suddenly reopened, Detective Chief Inspector Jejeune's long-buried secrets threaten to come to light. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Lindy, faces an unseen threat of her own, one which Jejeune may not be able to protect her from. Between fending off inquiries from the internal review and an open murder case to solve, more than ever Jejeune will have to rely on the help of the stalwart Sergeant Danny Maik. But Maik is learning things on his own that have caused him to question his DCI‘s actions, both past and present. In the current case, and in the former one, the facts seem clear enough. But often the most insidious lies hide behind the most honest-seeming truths.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Point Blank (November 13, 2018)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781786074386

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Raves and Reviews

‘A rattling good read… Burrows knows his birds, but he knows how to create a page-turner, too, so keep it handy for downtime between birding expeditions.’

– Birdwatching

‘An excellent police procedural set in rural Norfolk, with enjoyable characters and a strong conservation slant.’

– Mystery People

Praise for the Birder Murder Mysteries:

'A murder plot built around birdwatching doesn’t, at first, seem plausible or even possible. But Burrows pulls it off... Riveting from first page to final line.' Globe and Mail

'A suspenseful and well-crafted mystery perfect for the beach.’ Morning Star

'A neatly-constructed and well-told police procedural. If you like north Norfolk you'll feel as though you're there. If you like birds you'll feel as though you're in heaven.' The Bookbag

'Skillfully written, full of moral ambiguities and artful puzzles, with a spine-tingling final sentence.' Kirkus starred review

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