A Dance of Cranes

Overview

Two separate continents, one shared fate: Death knows no boundaries.

Newly estranged from his girlfriend, Lindy, Inspector Domenic Jejeune has returned to Canada to the news that his brother, Damian, has gone missing in Wood Buffalo National Park while conducting field research on Whooping Cranes. But even if Jejeune can find Damian in the vast, remote wilderness, staying alive afterward may prove a far greater challenge.

Back in the U.K., Sergeant Danny Maik is on a missing person search of his own. Maik must try to track Lindy down after Jejeune's plan to protect her fails and she is abducted by a sociopathic killer. The disturbing circumstances of Lindy’s disappearance mean that even if he finds her, the danger will not be over.

Across two continents, the lives of Domenic and Lindy are spiralling toward a shared fate. And it seems there is nothing anyone can do to help them.

Reviews

Burrows smoothly integrates bird conservation concerns with a complex mystery plot... Readers who like their whodunits with an ecological tinge will be happy.

Publishers Weekly

Never a disappointment...A fabulous instalment in a series that is reliably delightful.

Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This

Praise for Birder Murder Mysteries:
“A murder plot built around birdwatching doesn't, at first, seem plausible or even possible. But Burrows pulls it off... Riveting from first page to final line.” —Globe and Mail
“Skillfully written, full of moral ambiguities and artful puzzles, with a spine-tingling final sentence.” —Kirkus starred review
“If you are interested in birding, this series is a must. If you don't know an owl from a canary nor care to, but are keen on police procedurals, I would still recommend this series. It is just that good.” — Reviewing the Evidence

About the Author

Steve Burrows

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Steve Burrows

Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on six continents. The first Birder Murder Mystery, A Siege of Bitterns, won the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. The other books in the series are A Pitying of Doves and A Cast of Falcons. Steve lives with his wife, Resa, in Oshawa, Ontario.