- A Siege Of Bitterns
- Steve Burrows
- 352 pages
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.
The setting is the small town of Saltmarsh in Britain's famed Norfolk marshes, a dream destination for birders. The dead man is a famous birder and environmentalist. The copper is Canadian Dominic Jejeune, an ex-pat whose won accolades for his crime-busting exploits in his adopted country. Now, he's the man in charge at Saltmarsh and he's got to convince the team that he and his oddball investigative procedures are effective in a highly publicized murder. Riveting from first page to final line.