Monday, September 11, 2017

Book Review with Giveaway-Chickadee Chickadee Bang Bang by J.R. Ripey

About the book (provided by Great Escape Tours)
Ruby Lake, North Carolina, might be the perfect place to go birdwatching during autumn, but it’s also a habitat for murder . . .
As Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms guides a halfhearted birding group around Ruby Lake, rumors soon start flying about the annual Fall Festival’s classic car and tractor show. Local eccentric Chick Sherman—boasting the hottest ride in town—has ruffled feathers by mysteriously entering the contest, and curious Amy hatches a plan to sneak a glimpse at the phantom automobile before the big event kicks off . . .
But competition turns deadly when Amy finally spots the sleek ’56 El Morocco—and it’s on top of Chick’s very dead body. With her neighbor and business partner framed as the murderer and priceless Audubon prints suddenly missing from Chick’s home, only Amy can identify the telltale markings of a killer before another hapless victim is plucked from the flock . . .
About the series

And I thought
Not only did stepping in at book 5 have me a little skeptical but I have to say I was not sure how I would enjoy a book/series titled
A Bird Lover's Mystery.  
I was mainly skeptical wondering how much actually bird watching was going on and how much depth there would be to the story. 

I was pleasantly surprised.

Early in I was captivated by the town of Ruby Lake.  It seemed like a fun place to visit.  The characters were charming.  
I loved the interaction between them.  

I thought it was clever to build the story around the towns car show.  

Amy seems to constantly get herself into trouble and seems to irritate the local law enforcement with her meed ling.  She goes 
from prime suspect in book 1.  To sending the police on a wild goose chase for a body in book 4. and now in book 5  to finding dead bodies and stepping on a few toes while she investigates. 

There is just enough information about birds and birding to cause
this reader to become interested in learning more about birds. 
Each book in the series gives a small amount of birding info. 
without over doing it.  The non birder just might be converted 
as I was.  

Chickadee Chickadee Bang Bang not to be confused with the children's book Chicka Chicka Boom is anything but a children's 
book.  It is a good ole cozy mystery that will keep the reader 
interested and wanting more.  

I enjoyed the clever titles of the books in this series and  look forward to going back and reading the series from the beginning.  

I received a complimentary copy from Great Escape Tours.
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  1. Love the cover & your amazing books, Thanks for your generosity.

  2. This is a new series to me. Sounds like a great read.

  3. Hi, many thanks for the kind comments and for sharing with everyone!