A Siege of Bitterns (Birder Murder Mystery)

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Newly appointed police inspector Domenic Jejeune doesn't mind ruffling a few feathers. Indeed his success has elevated him into a poster boy for the police. The problem is Jejeune doesn't really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds.

Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh, located in the heart of Britain's premier birding country, Jejeune's two worlds collide with the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist. His ambitious police superintendent foresees a blaze of welcome publicity, although doubts soon emerge when Jejeune's best theory involves a feud over birdwatching lists. A second murder does little to bolster confidence.

Jejeune must call on all his birding know how to solve the mystery and deal with unwelcome public acclaim, the mistrust of colleagues and his own insecurities. For, in the case of the Saltmarsh birder murders, the victims may not be the only casualties?

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Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on five continents. He is a former editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Magazine and a contributing field editor for Asian Geographic. Steve now lives in Oshawa, Ontario.

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In the first book in a projected new series, a Canadian police officer, newly installed as a detective chief inspector in a small British town, gets off to a rocky start when he insists that the murder of a noted activist is connected with bird-watching. His colleagues are skeptical, but DCI Domenic Jejeune, who is (like his creator, Burrows) a longtime bird-watcher, is convinced. Unfortunately, another murder doesn’t make his task any easier. Jejeune is a likable protagonist: the new guy in town, boss to a bunch of cops who don’t know him, with a theory of the crime that he knows is solid, but you’d have to be another bird-watcher to really understand it. Readers who share Jejeune’s (and the author’s) hobby will have a great time with the book. But what about readers unfamiliar with the nuances of birding? Well, they’ll have a great time, too. The author explains everything we need to know—subtly, without great chunks of exposition. This is, finally, a solid, well-constructed murder mystery that happens to involve a subject with which many mystery readers might not be familiar. --David Pitt

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