A Birder Murder
with Steve Burrows and James Henry
Bird watching and detective work share a similar set of skills: methodical planning, close observation, and an acceptance that you may always be on the outside looking in. Our fascinating evening of ‘eco crime’ continues with Steve Burrows and James Henry, two acclaimed crime writers with a passion for birdwatching and ornithology. Steve is the author of the Birder Murder series featuring Norfolk police inspector and birder Domenic Jejeune. James’ most recent novel Yellowhammer was inspired by his favourite pastime in Essex.
About the writers
Steve Burrows has pursued his bird watching hobby on six continents. He is a former editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society magazine and a contributing field editor for Asian Geographic. Steve now lives with his wife, Resa, in Oshawa, Ontario. A Dance of Cranes is the sixth instalment in his Birder Murder series. Website
‘Riveting…. Burrows keeps the tension high all the way to the chilling climax. Bird lovers will enjoy the avian lore.’ – Publishers Weekly
Image (c) Simon Mellick
James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt, who has written four Inspector Frost prequels based on the character created by the late R D Wingfield. James’ foray into the world of birdwatching in Suffolk provided the backdrop to his latest crime novel Yellowhammer.
‘With well-rounded characters, a terrific sense of time and place and masterful plotting, this solid police procedural is a 24-carat holiday read.’ – Guardian on Yellowhammer