Farewell, My Cuckoo: A Birds of a Feather Mystery
by Marty Wingate
About the Book
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:
April 9 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST
April 9 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT
April 10 – Blogger Nicole Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 11 – Reading Reality – REVIEW
April 12 – Readeropolis – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 13 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT
April 14 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
April 15 – Varietats – REVIEW
April 16 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
April 17 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 18 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
April 19 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
April 20 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
April 21- Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
April 22 – Cozy Up With Kathy – GUEST POST
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