lunedì 22 agosto 2016

Review & Giveaway: Die, Die Birdie by J. R. Ripley

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Die, Die Birdie
by J. R. Ripley

Die, Die Birdie
Cozy Mystery
• New Series
• Publisher: Kensington – Lyrical Underground
• (August 16, 2016)
•Paperback: 200 pages•ISBN-13: 978-1601838315• 288 Pages
• ASIN: B018CGZ1J8
For Amy Simms, hatching a birding shop in her hometown of Ruby Lake, North Carolina, hasn’t exactly been a breeze. But could a deadly discovery clip her wings for good?
It’s just days before Amy plans to open Birds & Bees on the first floor of her creaky Victorian house, but delayed seed shipments have prevented the fledging owner from stocking her shelves. And it doesn’t help that Amy’s best friend and business partner is out of town indefinitely. With locals skeptical about the niche shop taking flight, the last thing Amy needs now is a dead man in her storeroom-or for a crotchety tenant to catch her holding a bloody birdfeeder hook over his body . . .
Pigeonholed as a leading murder suspect by police and lacking a solid alibi, Amy’s delving into the victim’s ugly past and buzzing around Ruby Lake for clues on his killer . . . beforeshe ends up like so many of her beloved feathery friends-trapped behind bars!

My Review

For the choice of this book. I have been attracted by the cover, is really amazing but I have not been disappointed at all. It's a compelling mystery, full of twists and turns, with an intriguing storyline and interesting characters.
After many years of absence Amy is back home in Ruby Lake and is going to realize her dream of opening a bird lover's shop. Her fellow citizens are skeptical, especially Gertie Hammer, the woman who sold her the property in which she lives and intends to open her shop. The situation becomes more complicated when in her warehouse she finds the corpse of Matt, one of her former schoolmate  and her nosy tenant surprises her with the murder weapon. The police chief and her former boyfriend Jerry suspects her of murder so she is forced to investigate to save herself. Will she be able to save her business and to clear her name?
The characters in this story are well-developed, believable and engaging. Some of them are warm and lovable, others bizarre and nosy, the typical inhabitants of a small town.
The plot is very well developed, there is a lot of suspense and adventure, to solve the case Amy will be in many absurd situations, dangerous but also comic. I really loved the descriptions of Ruby Lake, it was a pleasant trip into charming South. This is a wonderful story that is very well written with a great pace. 
Great debut for this new series, I look forward to reading the next adventure of Amy
Must-read for those who love  cozy mystery and birds

gmeganckauthorphoto (1)About The Author

J.R. Ripley is the pen name of Glenn Meganck, the critically acclaimed author of the Tony Kozol mystery series. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, he has chaired the Edgar committee for Best Original Paperback novel and served on the Best Short Story Committee. As a member of the International Association of Crime Writers, he has served on the Hammett Award committee for Best Novel. When not writing books, Glenn is writing songs, often singing them to the consternation of his audience and neighbors, or involved in one of his many passions, none of which have involved any of the dead bodies that seem to keep cropping up in his mysteries. For more information about him, visit
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1 commento:

  1. Die, Die Birdie sounds like a great new cozy mystery with an unusual storyline.


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