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Sea Fever

(George & Molly Palmer-Jones #5)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  379 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Even if there had been no murder, the last trip of a small band of dedicated bird-watchers aboard the Jessie Ellen would still have been news. For George Palmer-Jones and the other avid crew members achieve every bird-watcher's dream when they sight a sea bird which has never before been recorded. In the subsequent excitement, however, no one notices the sudden absence of ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published November 20th 2014 by Policy Press (first published August 31st 1993)
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Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was a most interesting series, even with the 5th book missing somehow. However, the jump from #4 to #6 in the series did no harm to the interesting stories and intriguing mysteries. Birders, birdwatchers, twitchers, ringers, raptors, seawatching – I didn’t have much of an idea what any of these meant prior to reading this well-written mystery series that started off good and became even better with each new book. I learned a lot – and not just about birds and the people who have lists with ...more
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apparently there are four George and Molly Palmer books before this one. Reading them in order may improve the experience as I struggled to keep up with the many characters in this volume (20+ in addition to George and Molly). In fact, I had to make a chart of characters so I could make sense of what was going on in this who dunnit. It is a short book when compared to either the Shetland or Vera series, so character development seemed rather slim and added to the confusion.
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Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fine step on to Sandy sea washed tale. This sea tale of those who follow birds is full of human frailty.The spell is cast as the boat leaves shore...then George has sighted a prize. We are given sounds and description of a large bird, like an opera chorus full of noise and great cover for a murder. is

mostly ignored. Pace of novel quick, characters true to setting, environmental realities was but true. Wild life and sea shore life being taken for development. I wished for another chapter
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another engaging Palmer-Jones mystery, mixing birdwatching and murder.
Mar 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Every once in a while it's good to go back and read the early novels of a much loved author. Anne Cleeves is one of these. Before she wrote her Vera Stanhope novels and the Shetland Island series, she wrote the George Palmer-Jones series. An ex-cop PI and birdwatcher extraordinaire, George is hired to find a fellow birdwatcher who is on a birding cruise off the coast of Cornwall. Alas, the subject of his search is the victim of murder on the boat. This is a cozy that takes place in one of my fav ...more
Now here is an interesting twist----a murder mystery, but based around a group of dedicated bird watchers! I just couldn't pass up reading this one! Not much more to say.....but if you read it, don't count out the chief birdwatcher's wife!
Kyla Squires
Pretty good, but a little less interesting than some of her other books.
Ann Tonks
Another enjoyable murder mystery focused around the birding community
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Solider Krimi, interessante Rahmenhandlung.
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Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story about a birder who was also a drug dealer. AnnCleeves does not fail to entertain
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Atmospheric book

Beautifully descriptive of the Cornwall coast and an intriguing story. Ann Cleeves has a real feel for stormy weather and stormy emotions.
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fast paced George Palmer-Jones story from Ann Cleeves; so much packed into so few words, every word feels it has been carefully considered before being included.
Janine Fenton
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ann is the author of the books behind ITV's VERA, now in it's third series, and the BBC's SHETLAND, which will be aired in December 2012. Ann's DI Vera Stanhope series of books is set in Northumberland and features the well loved detective along with her partner Joe Ashworth. Ann's Shetland series bring us DI Jimmy Perez, investigating in the mysterious, dark, and beautiful Shetland Islands...


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George & Molly Palmer-Jones (8 books)
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  • Come Death And High Water (George & Molly Palmer-Jones, #2)
  • Murder In Paradise (George & Molly Palmer-Jones, #3)
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