Death of a Songbird (The Birdwatcher’s Mysteries – 2) by Christine Goff
(Excerpt from Goodreads) In desperate need of respite, Lark Drummond accompanies her friend, Rachel Stanhope, on a birding expedition. But their relaxing afternoon takes an gruesome turn when Lark witnesses her business partner’s malevolent murder through her spotting scope. With the help of their birdwatching club, she sets out to figure out whodunit. However, as more information surfaces, it soon becomes apparent that this case is much more menacing than they originally bargained for.
Lark Drummond has a silent partner, Ester Mills that helps run the Colorado Drummond Hotel. But things are going to get sticky when Lark learns that she has bird watching convention going on, two maids out sick, and that Ester just cancelled her coffee order. To get a breath of fresh air, Lark goes out bird watching with Rachel Stanhope and sees Ester being murdered. It is now up to Lark to figure out who did it and why.
There is a lot going on in this story. The main part was about the coffee. It’s amazing how things can affect the environment and when I read about shade grown vs. full-sun grown coffee it made me thing about where I was getting my coffee from. Of course there are the bird references which just add to the story too.
This is a cute little mystery with bird watching as a main theme. I love all the information that you get from reading Death of a Songbird. It was just like A Rant of Ravens, just the extra little bits that make the story better.
If you like the quick, cozy mysteries make sure to check out the Birdwatcher’s Mystery series. They are great books with lots of extra information and a great location.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.