Birder Murder Mystery

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 90 ratings

A Siege of Bitterns Publisher's Summary

Newly appointed police inspector Domenic Jejeune doesn't mind ruffling a few feathers. His success has elevated him into a poster boy for the police. The problem is Jejeune doesn't really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds.

Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh, Jejeune's two worlds collide with the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist. Jejeune must call on all his birding knowhow to solve the mystery and deal with unwelcome public acclaim, the mistrust of colleagues and his own insecurities. For in the case of the Saltmarsh birder murders, the victims may not be the only casualties....

©2014 Steve Burrows (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • A Siege of Bitterns

    • By: Steve Burrows
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Newly appointed police inspector Domenic Jejeune doesn't mind ruffling a few feathers. His success has elevated him into a poster boy for the police. The problem is Jejeune doesn't really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds. Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh, Jejeune's two worlds collide with the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good mystery, superb narrator - excellent listen!

    • By Sarah on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $21.37

  • Book 2

    • A Pitying of Doves

    • By: Steve Burrows
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, intense, too long

    • By Lissa on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $22.10

  • Book 3

    • A Cast of Falcons

    • By: Steve Burrows
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    A man falls to his death in Western Scotland. From a distance another man watches. He approaches the body, tucks a book into the dead man's pocket, and leaves. When the Scottish police show visiting detective chief inspector Domenic Jejeune the book, he recognises it as a call for help. Back in Saltmarsh the brutal murder of a researcher has everyone looking at the man's controversial studies as a motive.

    Regular price: $22.10

  • Book 4

    • A Shimmer of Hummingbirds

    • By: Steve Burrows
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune hopes an overseas birding trip will hold some clues to solving his fugitive brother’s manslaughter case. Meanwhile, his longtime nemesis Laraby has been drafted in as cover to investigate an accountant’s murder. With the manslaughter case poised to claim another victim, Jejeune learns that his girlfriend, Lindy, is in grave danger, and she needs Jejeune. Soon, he is faced with a further dilemma. He can speak up on a secret he has discovered to Laraby’s case, knowing it will cost his job on the north Norfolk coast he loves. Or he can stay silent and let a killer escape justice.

    Regular price: $23.34

  • Book 5

    • A Tiding of Magpies

    • By: Steve Burrows
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When his most celebrated case is suddenly reopened, Detective Chief Inspector Jejeune's long-buried secrets threaten to come to light. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Lindy, faces an unseen threat of her own, one which Jejeune may not be able to protect her from. Between fending off inquiries from the internal review and an open murder case to solve, more than ever Jejeune will have to rely on the help of the stalwart Sergeant Danny Maik. But Maik is learning things on his own that have caused him to question his DCI‘s actions, both past and present.

    Regular price: $23.34