For Amy Simms, hatching a birding shop in her hometown of Ruby Lake, North Carolina, hasn't exactly been a breeze. But could a deadly discovery clip her wings for good?
It's just days before Amy plans to open Birds & Bees on the first floor of her creaky Victorian house, but delayed seed shipments have prevented the fledgling owner from stocking her shelves. And it doesn't help that Amy's best friend and business partner is out of town indefinitely. With locals skeptical about the niche shop taking flight, the last thing Amy needs now is a dead man in her storeroom-or for a crotchety tenant to catch her holding a bloody bird feeder hook over his body . . .
Pigeonholed as a leading murder suspect by police and lacking a solid alibi, Amy's delving into the victim's ugly past and buzzing around Ruby Lake for clues on his killer . . . before she ends up like so many of her beloved feathery friends-trapped behind bars!
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"Abuzz with a flock of feather brained puns, this cozy mystery has a wide cast of characters…I liked the characters and hope we get to interact with them in further adventures."
- Laura's Interests
"For the start of a new cozy mystery series, I have to say this was a great book to begin with. Unlike other cozy mysteries, this one immediately plunges into the mystery…I actually enjoyed the world building within this book. It’s clear this small town is full of drama and scandal, as even Amy’s best friend has a dirty secret to hide. There are quirky and crazy characters to enjoy, but the one I enjoyed the most was the Pester, aka Amy’s tenant Esther. The old woman is constantly pointing the finger at Amy as the killer and is the bane in Amy’s behind every step of the way. Even though I would have wanted to kick her out, were she my tenant, she does eventually worm her way into your heart… well sort of…I would highly suggest this book for any cozy mystery lover. Hopefully you’ll be adding it to your reading list and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did."
- The Writer's Inkwell
"It's a compelling mystery, full of twists and turns, with an intriguing storyline and interesting characters…The characters in this story are well-developed, believable and engaging. Some of them are warm and lovable, others bizarre and nosy, the typical inhabitants of a small town. The plot is very well developed, there is a lot of suspense and adventure, to solve the case Amy will be in many absurd situations, dangerous but also comic. I really loved the descriptions of Ruby Lake, it was a pleasant trip into charming South. This is a wonderful story that is very well written with a great pace. Great debut for this new series, I look forward to reading the next adventure of Amy. Must-read for those who love cozy mystery and birds."
- Libri Amori Miei
"This book quickly grabbed my attention right off…Amy was a great main character and her ease of sliding into investigating the crimes was enjoyable. As any sleuth she did find herself in trouble and many predicaments, but I liked how all of this was woven into the story. Overall this was a great book and I’m excited to read the next installment!!"
- A Date with a Book
"I was entertained every single page while reading this book…A ripping good read!"
- Back Porchervations
"A very well written cozy mystery. It had a good plot, the pace was just right and the characters were well developed and engaging. I look forward to more of this series!"
- Tea and Tales