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Read Ó The Rhyme of the Magpie Birds of a Feather Mystery #1 Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã ❮Reading❯ ➸ The Rhyme of the Magpie Birds of a Feather Mystery #1 Author Marty Wingate – For readers of Laura Childs Ellery Adams and Jenn McKinlay the hFor readers of Laura Childs of the PDF #10003 Ellery Adams and Jenn McKinlay the high flying new Birds of a Feather mystery series from Marty Wingate begins as a British woman gets caught up in a dangerous plot when her celebrity father disappears   With her personal life in disarray Julia Lanchester feels she has no option but to uit her job on her father’s hit BBC Two nature show The Rhyme PDF A Bird in the Hand Accepting a tourist management position in Smeaton under Lyme a uaint village in the English countryside Julia throws herself into her new life delighting sightseers and a local membe. Resentful of her father’s hasty remarriage impulsive Julia Lanchester flees her home and her job working for her father’s BBC Two nature show A Bird in the Hand to the English countryside; there she takes a tourism post in Smeaton under Lyme Suffolk But her father renowned bird expert Rupert Lanchester doesn’t want to take no for an answer from his distraught daughter; he tracks her down to her cottage After a failed attempted reconciliation Rupert leaves Suffolk but the ornithologist disappears the next morning Assisted by her replacement —Rupert’s straitlaced new assistant Michael Sedgwick — Julia tries to track down her old man What the pair finds instead a murdered corpse You don’t need to be a bird watcher or a cozy lover to enjoy The Rhyme of the Magpie which could have been another twee meet cute romance cum mystery but instead oozes oodles of charm and a mystery with enough twists to keep you guessing I never guessed who the murderer was although readers will work out a subplot before Julia does Still that won’t detract from enjoying this first novel of a planned series by Marty Wingate; I can hardly wait for the seuel and the further adventures of the intrepid and clever Julia LanchesterIn the interest of full disclosure I received this book from NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group — Alibi in exchange for an honest review

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R of the gentry with tales of ancient Romans and pillaging Vikings   But the past is front and center when her father Rupert tracks her down in a moment of desperation Julia refuses to Rhyme of the MOBI #183 hear him out his uick remarriage after her mother’s death was one of the reasons Julia flew the coop But later she gets a distressed call from her new stepmum Rupert has gone missing Julia decides to investigate she owes him that much at least and her father’s new assistant the infuriatingly dapper Michael Sedgwick offers to help Little does the unlikely pair realize that awaiting them is. I have been a fan of Marty Wingate since the first of the Potting Shed Mysteries The Garden Plot and was delighted to have the opportunity to read the first book in the Bird of a Feather mysteries I have always said that her books are almost as good as a trip to England The Rhyme of the Magpie proved to be no exceptionJulia Lanchester's life has been in disarray since the remarriage of her famous birder father Rupert Not only did her father remarry within months of her mother's death but the woman he married was her mother's closest friend Hurt and angry Julia uit her job as his assistant on his BBC series and broke off all communication She relocated and is settling into a new job as tourism director at a historic estate when her father shows up seeking a reconciliation Julia refuses but when her father goes missing everything changes Along with her father's new assistant Michael Sedgwick Julia discovers even mysteries swirling about her father and his somewhat uncommunicative assistantThe Rhyme of the Magpie is chock full of birding lore and ongoing environmental concerns about destruction of the English countryside The characters are strong and likeable even though Julia brings new meaning to the word stubborn It was a very enjoyable and fast paced read Thanks to netgalleycom and Alibi for an advance digital copy

Summary The Rhyme of the Magpie Birds of a Feather Mystery #1

The Rhyme of the Magpie Birds of a Feather Mystery #1A tightly Rhyme of the Magpie Birds PDF woven nest of lies and murder   Praise for Marty Wingate   “Marty Wingate plants clever clues with a dash of romantic spice to satisfy any hungry mystery reader” Mary Daheim bestselling author of The Alpine Yeoman   “Classy clever and utterly charming Brew a pot of tea and settle in with this immensely enjoyable mystery” Rosemary Harris author of Pushing Up Daisies and The Bitches of Brooklyn on The Garden Plot Put the kettle on and settle into a well crafted village mystery with a delightful new sleuth Connie Archer author of Ladle to the Grave. Rhyme of the Magpie is the first in a new cozy mystery series from Marty Wingate Fans of her Potting Shed series will devour this latest offering Julia is a divorcee in her thirties who has run away from home Rupert her recently widowed father has found a new wife too uickly for Julia’s grief to comprehend Julia uits her job as assistant on her father’s famous BBC show and has settled into a new job new cottage and a new town But when Julia’s father goes missing she’s ready to forgive old grudges and do anything to solve the case even working alongside Rupert’s attractive new assistant Michael Julia is an emotional character full of the ups and downs associated with a major loss but at times her emotions lead to rash decisions Michael who is level headed makes a good spoil to her reckless behaviors Julia tends to miss clues that are blatantly obvious to the reader but rather than ruin the story her haphazard methods add suspense for the reader The action is slow to start—stick with it the author is forming the framework for a well paced mystery Romance is subtle to start but blooming at the conclusion The use of the children’s nursery rhyme about magpies while not uniue is charming and completely valid within the story Birds bird watching and nature are rampant throughout the novel and add rather than detract Those with little to no knowledge of ornithology will not be distracted or left out of the loop This novel was a great lazy day read I will be watching for the second in the series I can now officially say that I am a Marty Wingate fan The publisher and NetGalley provided me with a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest opinion