Published by : Alibi (June 02, 2015)
For readers of Laura Childs, 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 quit her job on her father’s hit BBC Two nature show, A Bird in the Hand. Accepting a tourist management position in Smeaton-under-Lyme, a quaint village in the English countryside, Julia throws herself into her new life, delighting sightseers (and a local member 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 hear him out; his quick 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 a tightly woven nest of lies and murder.
“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
Marty Wingate is the author of The Garden Plot and The Red Book of Primrose House, and a regular contributor to Country Gardens as well as other magazines. She also leads gardening tours throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and North America. More Birds of a Feather mysteries are planned.
Marty Wingate’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, June 2nd: 5 Minutes for Books
Tuesday, June 2nd: Mystery Playground
Wednesday, June 3rd: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, June 3rd: Buried Under Books
Thursday, June 4th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Friday, June 5th: Kahakai Kitchen
Friday, June 5th: Back Porchervations
Wednesday, June 10th: Reading Reality
Thursday, June 11th: Joyfully Retired
Friday, June 12th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, June 15th: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, June 17th: Bibliotica
Thursday, June 18th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Monday, June 22nd: Bell, Book & Candle
Tuesday, June 23rd: FictionZeal
Friday, August 14th: 2 Kids and Tired