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Publisher's Summary

Why would a killer ignore expensive jewellery and take a pair of turtledoves as the only bounty? This is only one of the questions that piques Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune's interest after a senior attaché with the Mexican Consulate is found murdered alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary. The fact that the director's death has opened up a full-time research position hasn't eluded Jejeune either. Could this be his escape from policing?
Jejeune knows he owes it to the victims to solve the case. But a trail that weaves from embittered aviary owners to suspicious bird sculptors only seems to be leading him farther from the truth. With two careers hanging in the balance, the stakes have never been higher for Inspector Jejeune.
©2015 Steve Burrows (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Lissa on 06-22-18

Interesting, intense, too long

Pro: good characters, good milieu, good writing. Spectacular performance by David Thorpe, who can do it all from moms to monkeys.

Cons: too long, a bit convoluted.

This is not a book that you can just have on in the background. You have to listen to appreciate it. Unless you just want David Thorpe to keep you company, which is totally valid. I liked it enough to move on to book three.

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5 out of 5 stars
By carina on 04-19-17

It's Maybe Not Totally Solved

This is an excellent mystery. The plot is complicated, the murderer identified, but then not.
It's a book for bird lovers, all about birds. Second book out of three, and my favorite. I really would like this author to write a forth. The narration is excellent as in the two other books. The Chief Inspector is one with outstanding deduction skills, picking up on the smallest details in interviews. There are two exciting scenes for him as he tries to bring in possible murderers, and the story continues with some doubts as to their guilt, while politics and diplomats stick to the story they want to accept as the truth. I'll definitely listen to this one a second time.

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