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A Tiding of Magpies
A Birder Murder Mystery
By (author): Steve Burrows
9781459737617 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural England Jun 09, 2018
$15.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 1 in | 340 gr 384 pages Dundurn
It is in the silent spaces between the facts that the truth often lies.

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 from which even Jejeune may not be able to protect her. Between fending off inquiries from the internal review and an open murder case that brings more questions than answers, Jejeune will have to rely on the help of the stalwart Sergeant Danny Maik more than ever. But Maik is learning things that cause 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 it is in the silences, those empty spaces between the facts, that the truth is to be found.

  • A detective story and twisting murder mystery about a birdwatching detective
  • Returns to the origins of Detective Jejeune’s illustrious career, as buried secrets threaten to come to light and upset everything he has built
  • Series has found a strong niche in book market, with an established and growing audience
  • Comprehensive author marketing support (15–20 appearances annually)
  • Series has been recommended by CBC and the Globe and Mail (100 Best Books), and won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel
  • TV rights for series optioned (Lark Productions, B.C.)
  • Series rights sold in UK (Oneworld)

Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on six continents. The first Birder Murder Mystery, A Siege of Bitterns, won the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Steve lives with his wife, Resa, in Oshawa, Ontario.

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Michelle Melski,

A new Birder Murder mystery is a highlight of migration season for those of us who prefer our birds to be bookish. - 49th Shelf

This is a well-crafted, quickly paced mystery with a number of suspects and a satisfying conclusion. - London Free Press

As we’ve come to expect from the series, this novel is smart and thoughtful, and rich with suspense. - Pickle Me This

A Tiding of Magpies leaves the reader wondering what will become of this detective to whom we’ve become quite attached over all of these books. - Parry Sound North Star

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