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A Rant of Ravens

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Excerpt from Goodreads

In an attempt to escape hellish matrimony, Rachel Stanhope sojourns to her Aunt Miriam’s ranch in Colorado in search of some peace and comfort. As a favor to her aunt, a bird enthusiast, Rachel agrees to host meetings of the local birdwatching society. On her first expedition, however, instead of finding a LeConte’s sparrow, she makes a much more disturbing discovery: a dead body. Identified as a reporter for Birds of a Feather magazine, this man was trying to dig up troubling information on Miriam’s deceased husband and a bird trafficking scheme…and now sweet Aunt Miriam is the prime suspect in this fowl play.

About Christine Goff

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Christine Goff is the award-winning author of the bestselling “Birdwatcher’s Mystery” series. She began her career writing non-fiction for local, regional and national publication. Named Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2002 Writer of the Year, two of her novels were Finalists for the prestigious Willa Literary Award for Best Original Paperback Fiction. Her latest novel, DEATH SHOOTS A BIRDIE, was a Finalist for the Colorado Authors League Best Genre Fiction Award. Her Birdwatcher’s Mystery series focuses on environmental concerns through bird-related issues. The Birdwatchers Mystery books are scheduled to be re-released from Astor+Blue Editions in November 2014.Watch for a new release, A PARLIAMENT OF OWLS, in October 2015. (From Amazon)

Review

A Rant of Ravens by Christine Goff

4 stars

Rachel’s world comes crashing down on her when she finds her husband in bed with another woman. Her Aunt Miriam suggests to Rachel to come out to the Bird Haven in Colorado to clear her head of the divorce. The Bird Haven helps rehabilitate raptors and is a place for bird watchers.

When a special sparrow is spotted at the Bird Haven, people come in search of it. Rachel then stumbles upon a dead body. Then Miriam goes missing along with three birds. It’s looking like Miriam may be the killer and it’s time or Rachel to figure out what is going on.

This is a cute little mystery. If you don’t know anything about bird watching be prepared, you soon will. I like how it is presented without dragging down the story. You will also stumble into the exotic bird trade and people that are willing to do whatever it takes to get there hands on a rare bird. I loved the mystery and how it slowly unfolded.

This is a really great cozy mystery. This is Astor + Blue launching The Birdwatcher’s Mystery series. Make sure to check it out if you like mysteries and add the other books to your list too.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

For more information on A Rant of Ravens or Christine Goff, make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Christine’s website.

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