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A Birder Murder Mystery 6
A Dance of Cranes
A Birder Murder Mystery
By (author): Steve Burrows
9781459740815 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural England Jun 29, 2019
$15.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 1 in 392 pages Dundurn
Two separate continents, one shared fate: Death knows no boundaries.

Newly estranged from his girlfriend, Lindy, Inspector Domenic Jejeune has returned to Canada to the news that his brother, Damian, has gone missing in Wood Buffalo National Park while conducting field research on Whooping Cranes. But even if Jejeune can find Damian in the vast, remote wilderness, staying alive afterward may prove a far greater challenge.

Back in the U.K., Sergeant Danny Maik is on a missing person search of his own. Maik must try to track Lindy down after Jejeune's plan to protect her fails and she is abducted by a sociopathic killer. The disturbing circumstances of Lindy’s disappearance mean that even if he finds her, the danger will not be over.

Across two continents, the lives of Domenic and Lindy are spiralling toward a shared fate. And it seems there is nothing anyone can do to help them.

  • Fifth book in the successful Birder Murder Mystery series, each title featuring the name of a species of bird, using the common collective noun for that flock of birds (e.g., a murder of crows)
  • The detective protagonist is an avid birdwatcher
  • Birdwatching is the hobby of tens of millions of people in North America, and in the UK, there are over one million registered members of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • First and foremost a detective story and well-researched murder mystery
  • In this instalment of the series, the action moves to North American and focuses around a Whooping Crane
  • Chief Inspector Jejeune is the quintessential outsider, a Canadian in the British police force
  • Author is a birdwatcher and environmental journalist, with an MA in environmental management
  • The first book in the series, A Siege of Bitterns, was chosen as a Globe and Mail 100: Best Books of 2014 and won the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel

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.


For more information contact
Saba Eitizaz; seitizaz@dundurn.com

Burrows smoothly integrates bird conservation concerns with a complex mystery plot... Readers who like their whodunits with an ecological tinge will be happy. - Publishers Weekly

Never a disappointment...A fabulous instalment in a series that is reliably delightful. - Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This

Praise for 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
“Skillfully written, full of moral ambiguities and artful puzzles, with a spine-tingling final sentence.” —Kirkus starred review
“If you are interested in birding, this series is a must. If you don't know an owl from a canary nor care to, but are keen on police procedurals, I would still recommend this series. It is just that good.” — Reviewing the Evidence

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