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Come Death and High Water is the second mystery novel featuring George and Molly Palmer-Jones by Ann Cleeves, author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope crime series.

The picturesque privately-owned island of Gillibry off the North Devon coast turns out to be the perfect site 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 made life worth living. A fire in Charlie Todd’s cottage added to their distress. And when, next morning, after a fierce storm, they found Charlie dead in a bird hide, their pleasant September weekend assumed 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 killer within their midst....

©2015 Ulverscroft (P)2015 Ulverscroft

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Inevitable comparisons

Comparison to the Vera Stanhope books was inevitable. The characters in this book do not displace Vera from top place in my list of favorites, but the detailed descriptions of birding and the coastal setting were so engaging that I recommend the series wholeheartedly.