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A Foreboding of Petrels

Birder Murder Mysteries

Published by Point Blank
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
LIST PRICE $9.99

Serving out a suspension, DCI Domenic Jejeune is occupying himself by looking into a strange death at an Antarctic research base, which appears to have been predicted by the victim in a blog entry. Meanwhile, a quiet period has left DS Danny Maik with only a string of arson attacks to investigate, including one at a local climate monitoring facility. A body found in a bird hide might connect the two lines of enquiry, but Jejeune’s suspension means the men cannot share information. Ensnared in a web of shared leads involving secretive Antarctic researchers, uncompromising climate scientists and billionaire philanthropists, Jejeune and Maik discover that, when the heart is involved, some crimes are beyond the reach of the law.

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

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

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