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A Siege of Bitterns: A Birder Murder Mystery Paperback – Apr 5 2014

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn (April 5 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1459708431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1459708433
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is one of the most delightful, old-fashioned mysteries of recent years. (DailyMail)

Sound plot and well-drawn characters within the police and from all sides of Norfolk's ecological issues make for a most entertaining read. (The Times)

Finally, a solid, well-constructed murder mystery that happens to involve a subject with which many mystery readers might not be familiar.


While Jejeune may not be too enthusiastic about his profession, it’s easy to be enthusiastic about Burrows’ first mystery, and I’m looking forward to more fowl play in the future.

(National Post)

A murder plot built around birdwatching doesn’t, at first, seem plausible or even possible. But Oshawa author Burrows pulls it off in a dazzling debut novel sure to make the shortlist for next year’s Arthur Ellis. . . Riveting from first page to final line. (Globe and Mail)

Filled with clues dead ends . . . and blinding moments of “Eureka!” (The Sun-Times)

. . . with its bird-focused cop and crimes, it has also located a natural audience: besides environmentalists in general, the novel’s basic passion will ring bells for the world’s considerable contingent of bird-watchers. (London Free Press)

The debut of a major new Canadian talent. (Globe and Mail)

About the Author

Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on five continents. He holds degrees from York, Dalhousie, and the University of Hong Kong, and is the author of a number of articles on environmental issues. A former editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Magazine, Steve now lives with his wife in Oshawa, Ontario.

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