A Siege of Bitterns
by Steve Burrows
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A police procedural set on the Northern Coast of Norfolk, England this novel begins a series. Birdwatchers make up the bulk of the characters and the plot revolves around a marsh renowned for its diversity of birds. The characters were appealing and complex enough to be interesting and I learned a lot about birds. There was also a bit about the collective nouns of various birds (like a siege of Bitterns) which I found fascinating.
The author lives in Ontario, and the main character, Domenic JeJeune, is from Canada so I am counting this toward the 13th Canadian Book Challenge. I am also counting it as a cozy of my choice for the Cruisin' Through the Cozies Challenge.