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The Birds That Stay

(A Russell and Leduc Mystery #1)

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A chilling mystery set deep in the heart of the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec where the sins of the past come back to wreak devastating consequences on the present.

In a small village in the Laurentians north of Montreal, a reclusive older woman is found strangled and frozen outside her home. Roméo Leduc, the enigmatic Chief Inspector for Homicide, is one day away from hi
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Paperback, 224 pages
Expected publication: February 19th 2019 by Second Story Press
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Linda Strong
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it

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Kat
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is such a wonderfully written book and so much more than just a mystery story, it’s so full of descriptions about the cast of characters, gorgeous scenery and depictions of nature it makes it a joy to read. The book starts off slowly and you gradually feel yourself being drawn into the lives lives of the people wanting to know more and more and trying to get to the heart of the mystery and this makes it a book that is different from the norm. An engrossing book and not what I was expecting ...more
Cait
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, mystery
A great read! I'm usually not a big reader of mysteries, but I found this book to be completely enthralling and engaging. The characters were vivid, the plot engrossing, and I just thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Alyssa Smith
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to the author, the publisher and Netgalley for the ARC.

Though I am not usually a fan of detectives mysteries, this beautifully written book was too hard to not enjoy. It was a slow spun and beautifully laid out mystery. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million times, there is something so ethereal about books written in a European setting. So different from my own mundane home town. Full of rich characters and wonderful descriptions, this is a fantastic book. Highly recommend.
Alili
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written and intricately layered, this book combines the slow-building but no less gripping tension of a murder mystery with humor, heartbreak, and sharply observed character study. The Birds That Stay's characters are finely-drawn by an expert hand schooled in empathy and humor, but also unflinching in its excavation of the darker chapters of the human soul. The haunting beauty of the Laurentians is an amazing backdrop, and the story is steeped in a place and the lives of its people. ...more
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Ann Lambert has been writing and directing for the stage for thirty-five years. Several of her plays, including The Wall, Parallel Lines, Very Heaven, The Mary Project and Two Short Women have been performed in theatres in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.

She has been a teacher of English literature at Dawson College for almost twenty-eight years in Montreal, Quebec, where she make
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