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Beware the Butcher Bird (Lucy Wayles Mystery #2)
When Lucy Wayles and the quirky members of her bird-watching crew arrive at a dinner for a famous field guide illustrator, they are just in time to witness him plummet to his death from the hotel's upper floors. The police call it a swan dive, but the unflappable Lucy calls it fowl play. Now she's hatching a plan to catch a killer, but if her scheme goes south--her own goo ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Signet
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I didn't have high expectations for Beware the Butcher Bird. I was hoping for a solid, two-star sort of read from this mystery about a birdwatcher turned amateur sleuth, Lucy Wayles. Sadly, low as my expectations were, they were still dashed. The character, Lucy, is a bossy, imperious b-word. The narrator, her elderly would-be paramour, is a spineless twit. The mystery itself was too improbable. I think the author was going for wacky, but I just found the story stupid.
A harmless, somewhat amusing, Luch Wayles Mystery. Short with little suspense and minimal cleverness and a flat-footed improbably ending. The amateur detective is a ‘mature’ leader of a small Manhattan birding group, who is being most unsuccessfully wooed by a fawning admirer.
Lydia Adamson is the pen name for Franklin B. King who is an author, free-lance writer and copywriter. In addition to the Alice Nestleton series, he is the author of the Deirdre Quinn Nightingale and Lucy Wayles series. He lives in New York City and also wrote under the name 'Frank King'.More about Lydia Adamson...
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