Farewell, My Cuckoo: A Birds of a Feather Mystery by Marty Wingate

 

Farewell, My Cuckoo: A Birds of a Feather Mystery
by Marty Wingate

For a series that centers around birds, the mysteries are salted with a surprising number of tasty red herrings. It is all too easy to understand why Julia’s amateur sleuthing so often leads her astray – because the reader is right there with her.
~Reading Reality

This is one of those books that you read it more for the familiarity and connection to the characters than the mystery per se. Of course, we can not forget that someone has died and let me say that this is a quite twisted mystery, but when you follow a series, is because you like the characters and how the author writes, don’t you think?
~Varietats

Ms. Wingate is one of a very small handful of writers for which reading their latest book is ‘de rigueur’ for me. It’s like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one when I get my hands on her latest title. . .
~Back Porchervations

This was an interesting read for me because it takes place in an English village.
~My Reading Journeys

Red herrings and misidentites keep the reader and the locals guessing about what is going on and what will happen next.
~Laura’s Interests

To start this book has some beautiful cover art. Those colors are amazing together. The story does not disappoint either making this a great addition to this cute cozy mystery series.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

 

About the Book

Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Alibi (April 10, 2018)
Print Length: Approximately 300 pages
ASIN: B073YTFZ53

Julia Lanchester must defend her love nest from an invasive species: her boyfriend’s sister. And then there’s the little matter of murder . . .

“The cuckoo comes in April and sings its song in May. In June it changes tune and July it flies away.”

Wedding bells are ringing in the small British village of Smeaton-under-Lyme. Julia Lanchester’s second-in-command at the local tourist center is finally getting married, and the lovebirds are giving Julia and her live-in boyfriend, Michael Sedgwick, ideas about their own future. But before anyone can say “Will you,” Michael’s flighty older sister, Pammy, crashes the party, fresh off a breakup and lugging all her worldly possessions around with her in a tangle of plastic bags.

Before long, Julia’s cozy cottage starts feeling more like Pammy’s bachelorette pad. To keep herself from going cuckoo, Julia throws herself into her pet projects at work—until death disrupts her plans. First a body is found on the estate. Then the police discover that Pammy was the last one to see the man alive. And soon Julia gets the feeling that if she ever wants her home—or her boyfriend—back, she’ll have to get to the bottom of this mystery, even if it means breaking a few eggs.

 

About the Author

Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based writer and speaker who shares her love of Britain in her two mystery series. The Potting Shed books feature Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted from Texas to England, and Birds of a Feather follows Julia Lanchester, bird lover, who runs a tourist office in a Suffolk village. Marty writes garden articles for magazines including Country Gardens and the American Gardener. She is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Crime Writers Association. She leads garden tours to England, Scotland, and Ireland, spending free moments deep in research for her books. Or in pubs.

Marty Wingate’s captivating mysteries can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order:

The Birds of a Feather series: THE RHYME OF THE MAGPIE | EMPTY NEST | EVERY TRICK IN THE ROOK | FAREWELL, MY CUCKOO

The Potting Shed series: THE GARDEN PLOT | THE RED BOOK OF PRIMROSE HOUSE | BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE | THE SKELETON GARDEN | THE BLUEBONNET BETRAYAL | BEST-LAID PLANTS

Author Links

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Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Marty-Wingate/e/B001JS1AIS

Purchase Links

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