The Birdwatcher (Hardback)
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Hardback 336 Pages
Published: 19/05/2016

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'Superb description of a haunting, blighted landscape. His best book so far.' C. J. Sansom

Police Sergeant William South has a reason for not wanting to be on the murder investigation.


He is a murderer himself.


But the victim was his only friend; like him, a passionate birdwatcher. South is warily partnered with the strong-willed Detective Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi, newly recruited to the Kent coast from London. Together they find the body, violently beaten, forced inside a wooden chest. Only rage could kill a man like this. South knows it.

But soon - too soon - they find a suspect: Donnie Fraser, a drifter from Northern Ireland. His presence in Kent disturbs William - because he knew him as a boy. If the past is catching up with him, South wants to meet it head on. For even as he desperately investigates the connections, he knows there is no crime, however duplicitous or cruel, that can compare to the great lie of his childhood.

Moving from the storm-lashed, bird-wheeling skies of the Kent Coast to the wordless war of the Troubles, The Birdwatcher is a crime novel of suspense, intelligence and powerful humanity about fathers and sons, grief and guilt and facing the darkness within.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781784297220
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 574 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 31 mm

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“Masterpiece!”

I thought it was brilliant! I Loved how the opening paragraph is a 'spoiler' by finding out that William himself is a murderer! I also really liked that despite the violence and darkness it was quiet... More

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“A good crime read with a birdwatching background”

I really enjoyed this crime novel. The character of William South is very likeable, which makes you think as he tells us straight away he has committed a murder. The bird watching side to the story is authentic,... More

“You Never Can Be Too Observant”

The Birdwatcher – You Can Never Be Too Observant

The Birdwatcher is an excellent standalone novel from the author of the Breen & Tozier crime series, that draws you and keeps you guessing all the way to the end.... More

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