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A Bird in the Hand

Author: Ann Cleeves   Series: George and Molly Palmer-Jones

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Who could have known birdwatching was such a dangerous sport? George Palmer-Jones attempts to unravel the murder of a young, innocent birder.

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Who could have known birdwatching was such a dangerous sport? George Palmer-Jones attempts to unravel the murder of a young, innocent birder.

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Ann Cleeves Classic Crime - engaging mysteries to savour, beloved characters to meet againA Bird in the Hand is the first novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.In England's birdwatching paradise, a new breed has been sighted - a murderer . . .Young Tom French is found dead, lying in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in England, Tom had put the village of Rushy on the birdwatching map. Everyone liked him. Or did they?George Palmer-Jones, an elderly birdwatcher who decides quietly to look into the brutal crime, discovers mixed feelings aplenty. Still, he remains baffled by a deed that could have been motivated by thwarted love, pure envy, or something else altogether.But as he and his fellow 'twitchers' flock from Norfolk to Scotland to the Scilly Isles in response to rumours of rare sightings, George - with help from his lovely wife, Molly - gradually discerns the true markings of a killer. All he has to do is prove it . . . before the murderer strikes again.

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Critic Reviews

A fine debut . . . Watertight and exciting -- Susan Hill
It’s splendid . . . a classic whodunnit -- Bill Oddie
Cleeves is carving out a reputation as the new queen of crime Sunday Mirror
Nobody does unsettling undercurrents better than Ann Cleeves -- Val McDermid
Ann Cleeves is a skilful technician, keeping our interest alive and building slowly up to the denouement. Her easy use of language and clever story construction make her one of the best natural writers of detective fiction Daily Express
Ann Cleeves has enviable talent . . . I love these books CrimeSqaud
A fine writer Sunday Telegraph

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About the Author

Ann Cleeves is the author of more than thirty-five critically acclaimed novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. She is the creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope, Jimmy Perez and Matthew Venn, who can be found on television in ITV's Vera, BBC One's Shetland and ITV's The Long Call respectively. The TV series and the books they are based on have become international sensations, capturing the minds of millions worldwide.Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing. She is a member of 'Murder Squad', working with other British northern writers to promote crime fiction. Ann also spends her time advocating for reading to improve health and wellbeing and supporting access to books. In 2021 her Reading for Wellbeing project launched with local authorities across the North East. She lives in Northumberland where the Vera books are set.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Pan Books
Published
16th November 2023
Pages
288
ISBN
9781529070590

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