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The Birdwatcher's Mystery Series
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I first sold the Birdwatcher's Mystery series back in 1998. At the time I could identify over 60 bird species that visited my feeders, but I had a lot to learn about birding! As a backyard birdwatcher, I could identify over 60 bird species that visited my feeders. Yet, with as many as 2,059 North American birds to see, I knew it was time to get outdoors.
In my travels researching the Birdwatcher's Mystery series, I've canoed the Rio Grand and the Okefenokee Swamp, sailed the islands of Maine, walked through the jungles of Hawaii, seen the shorebirds of Alaska, discovered secret bird sanctuaries in Mexico and hiked the Colorado Rockies. I now boast 400 plus birds on my life list—making me at best average. But I'm still an avid birder. I recently returned from a trip to Antarctica where I met a woman who was traveling the world to see birds and had over 2,000 on her world bird list. Avid.
What fascinates me more is what I've learned about the world, our connection to the environment, and about human nature while researching these stories.
The Birdwatcher's Mysteries are a series of traditional mysteries with a cast of birdwatching characters. They offer murder and mayhem, and they're fun to read. Each book looks at a different bird and tells a different story about human nature and our impact. A RANT OF RAVENS deals with the illegal trading of peregrine falcons to the Middle East; DEATH OF SONGBIRD focuses on the coffee industry and the effects on migratory songbirds; A NEST IN THE ASHES features fire and the effects on habitat; DEATH TAKES A GANDER address the issues of poisons in the environment; A SACRIFICE OF BUNTINGS is all about turf wars; and A PARLIAMENT OF OWLS explores the impact land use has on endangered species.
Sharpe Books has acquired the rights and is re-releasing the series. If you haven't read them, I invite you to give them a try. And please check back to see what new titles may be coming.
Newly Released from Sharpe Books