Sunday, September 17, 2017

Chickadee Chickadee Bang Bang

Chickadee Chickadee Bang Bang (A Bird Lover's Mystery) by J.R. Ripley

Cozy Mystery 
5th in Series 
Lyrical Underground (September 12, 2017) 
Print Length: 247 pages 

Ruby Lake, North Carolina, might be the perfect place to go birdwatching during autumn, but it’s also a habitat for murder . . . As Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms guides a halfhearted birding group around Ruby Lake, rumors soon start flying about the annual Fall Festival’s classic car and tractor show. Local eccentric Chick Sherman—boasting the hottest ride in town—has ruffled feathers by mysteriously entering the contest, and curious Amy hatches a plan to sneak a glimpse at the phantom automobile before the big event kicks off . . . But competition turns deadly when Amy finally spots the sleek ’56 El Morocco—and it’s on top of Chick’s very dead body. With her neighbor and business partner framed as the murderer and priceless Audubon prints suddenly missing from Chick’s home, only Amy can identify the telltale markings of a killer before another hapless victim is plucked from the flock . . .

 Fall is the perfect time for small town festivals, watching the colors change, tractor shows and vintage car parades. It also seems to be the perfect time forbird supply store owner Amy Simms to find herself one again in hot water over a cold body. She swears she was only looking for her cll phone, and was curious to get a look at the mysterious car this recluse has been building for decades.
All the best cozy mysteries set the scene vividly and teach us something as we are enjoying figuring out the mystery. In this series we learn about birds, beer, vintage cars and more than one man should know about bridal attire. We also learn about living in close quarters with relatives, ex-wives and ex-boyfriends, and employees you love to hate but also have to give credit to for coming in handy.
This is a well rounded, fast paced addition to the series. The author has a dry sense of humor and shares some puns that may make you groan before smiling.

About The Author

J.R. Ripley is the pen name of Glenn Meganck, the critically acclaimed author of the Tony Kozol mystery series. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, he has chaired the Edgar committee for Best Original Paperback novel and served on the Best Short Story Committee. 
As a member of the International Association of Crime Writers, he has served on the Hammett Award committee for Best Novel. 
When not writing books, Glenn is writing songs, often singing them to the consternation of his audience and neighbors, or involved in one of his many passions, none of which have involved any of the dead bodies that seem to keep cropping up in his mysteries. 
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