Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Come Death and High Water (June 2023)

By Ann Cleeves

June 8, 2023

The picturesque, privately owned island of Gillibry, off the North Devon coast, turns out to be the perfect side for a murder…

A routine weekend visit by the Gillibry Bird Observatory Trust is made memorable by the owner’s announcement that he is going  to sell the island.  A sale would mean the end of the observatory, which, for some of the birders, makes life worth living.  A fire in Charlie Todd’s cottage adds to their distress.  And when, next morning, they find Charlie dead in a bird hide following a fierce storm, their pleasant September weekend assumes a dangerous new face.

Charlie Todd’s murder could have been the deed of any member of the trust.  And it falls to one of their own, George Palmer-Jones to unravel the identity of a killer within their midst…

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