A Pitying of Doves

  • Title: A Pitying of Doves
  • Author: Steve Burrows
  • ISBN: 9781459731066
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Pitying of Doves With murder everyone pays a price Why would a killer ignore expensive jewellery and take a pair of turtledoves as the only bounty This is only one of the questions that piques Chief Inspector Domenic
    With murder, everyone pays a price Why would a killer ignore expensive jewellery and take a pair of turtledoves as the only bounty This is only one of the questions that piques Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune s interest after a senior attach with the Mexican Consulate is found murdered alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary The fact that the director s deathWith murder, everyone pays a price Why would a killer ignore expensive jewellery and take a pair of turtledoves as the only bounty This is only one of the questions that piques Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune s interest after a senior attach with the Mexican Consulate is found murdered alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary The fact that the director s death has opened up a full time research position studying birds hasn t eluded Jejeune either Could this be the escape from policing that the celebrated detective has been seeking Even if it is, Jejeune knows he owes it to the victims to solve the case first But a trail that weaves from embittered aviary owners to suspicious bird sculptors only seems to be leading him farther from the truth Meanwhile, Jejeune is discovering that diplomatic co operation and diplomatic pressure go hand in hand.With two careers hanging in the balance, the stakes have never been higher for Inspector Jejeune And this time, even bringing a killer to justice may not provide the closure he s looking for.

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    About Steve Burrows


    1. Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on five continents, while researching articles on a wide range of environmental issues He has a degree in English from York University and is a past editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Magazine After travelling the world together, Steve and his family now live in Oshawa, Ontario.


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    1. Second book in the birder murder mystery series and I have enjoyed both of them a great deal. This second installment feels more solid, now that the stage is set and the main characters have been introduced. I like the main character, Domenic Jejeune, despite the fact that he is difficult to get to know, maybe even because he is elusive.This is another muddy mystery, quite literally as a van has to be hauled out of a marsh. The landscape of Norfolk is very much a character in these books and I [...]

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    2. There is more internal dialogue in these stories than you usually get in mysteries. You hear from everyone, too, not just one person and you have to remain alert when the narrator shifts. The characters are good, although when the author has to tell you on every third page how brilliant the detective is one has to wonder. I like Domenic Jejeune and think he is very lucky to have two great interests in his life. He's also very lucky to have Lindy.The stories are written with bird conservation in [...]

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    3. When reading Steve Burrows A Pitying of Doves: A Birder Murder Mystery, I became convinced he was using writer’s software like Scrivener or Dramatica Pro. What drilled it home to me that somewhere in this creation an artificial intelligence was prompting some of the narrative was the repetitive nature of some of the character development. Danny Maik, the closest thing to a partner our lead detective Domenic JeJeune has, likes Motown. How do we know, because it is referenced over and over and o [...]

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    4. This is a top-rate police procedural with an interesting angle: a Canadian detective / bird conservationist transplanted to the Norfolk Coast of England where the theft of 2 turtledoves and a double murder keep this guy very very busy. A great read!!

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    5. As a birder, I enjoyed reading about a main character who cares about birds and nature as much as I do. The book was fairly flat otherwise. It did not have enough mystery for a mystery novel.

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    6. Don't ask me what it was but it took me a long time to get through this book. Maybe the birding angle didn't interest me? Maybe it was the writing style? I really don't know. On the surface of it there was nothing wrong with the premise or the plot line. I quite liked Jejeune's character as well as the lesser characters but maybe there was a bit too much emphasis on insignificant details. We know that Jejeune is an enthusiastic birder, but it seems the only time his personality shines through is [...]

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    7. It's hard to decide on a rating. The first third of the book seemed to be wandering rather aimlessly and needing some editing, although some of my perception may have been the effect of putting reading it on hold for a while, as well as having already read the third book in the series, which led me back to this one. However, once getting past the first 40% or so of the book, the pace and intensity of the plot certainly picked up. Once again, the author has based the plot on the plight of many bi [...]

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    8. 3.5* rounded down.I enjoyed the first half of this novel much better than the first book in the series: things happened, actual detecting went on, people were interviewed, it was actually quite fast-moving. But then it sort of fizzled out. Weeks went by. Jejune eventually went on holiday. Jejeune was his usual uncommunicative self; I cannot stress too often what a nightmare he would be to work for. And then there is his bizarre relationship with Lindy, which I find utterly unconvincing - they se [...]

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    9. Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune investigates a double murder at a bird sanctuary. One victim is a young woman doing research on the reasons for the precipitous decline of the turtledove population in England. The other is a Mexican diplomat, but Jejune’s superiors are determined to steer him away from any investigation in that direction. The plot is interesting aside from Jejeune’s angst about not being an ornithologist. The pace is very leisurely and the suspense minimal.

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    10. There's plenty wrong with these books, and there was plenty wrong with this particular one. But there was a lot right too with a clever plot full of interesting details. I think Detective Sergeant Danny Maik is rather more interesting than the detective of uncertain rank (DI? DCI?) Dominic Jejeune and find the constant "But I don't wanna be a police officer!" theme rather irritating but it all works for the ending.

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    11. I love the character of Jejeune. And the Norfolk birder setting. There are too many characters in this book and too many details. I dislike the character of Lindy immensely and her desire to suppress DJ’s passion for birding. She ruined this book for me.

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    12. The audio narrator, David Thorpe, was wonderful. Good mystery.

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    13. Another beguiling birdy mystery.

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    14. Perhaps not as well-plotted as the first (and third) in this series, but I did love it. The birds! The birds!

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    15. Liked this second book even better than the first. Look forward to reading the next one.

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    16. As with his other two books, I enjoyed his writing style, the birding content, and the plot twists.

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    17. Steve Burrows has a talent for description, makes you feel like you are there with the characters in Norwich or in the tropical oasis of St. Lucia. The book did drag a bit in the middle and then it came all rushing together at the end.

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    18. As good as his first Birder Mystery Murder book.

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    19. As a bird watcher. I like the way that Burrows is able to give the reader information about birds through the dialogue in the book. So while you are enjoying the mystery, you are also learning something. He also adds websites that are related to topics within the novel.

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    20. I'm Canadian, and a former editor and current birder, so I was excited when I heard about Steve Burrows' two mysteries, A Siege of Bitterns and A Pitying of Doves. The main character is a transplanted Canadian who works as a police officer in coastal Norfolk and lives with his partner, a journalist. I enjoyed both books very much, and I hope Mr Burrows keeps writing. His descriptions of northern Norfolk and his seamless weaving of bird lore and birder behaviours into his stories are both done wo [...]

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    21. Last year, I reviewed the first book in Steve Burrows’ Birder Murder mystery series, A Siege of Bitterns. Since then, I’ve been waiting eagerly for the next novel in this series. Seriously—I wrote the publisher last summer to say, “You are going to publish more in this series, aren’t you? Please tell me you wouldn’t let this novel be a one-off.” That’s how much I liked the first volume.A Pitying of Doves, the second novel featuring Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune, is as absorbing [...]

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    22. Nom de plumage?!A Siege of Bitterns, A Pitying of Doves, a Cast of Falcons, a Shimmer of Hummingbirds? With titles like these you might be forgiven for fluffy, feathery, ornithological images flashing through your head. And then again you might not!! For this series of ‘Birder Murder’ mysteries seems to be anything but cuddly. To be fair I’ve only read this second one and to be even fairer still I don’t think the third is even published yet, and the fourth may not even be written! But if [...]

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    23. This isn't a bad book, but I've had it out on Interlibrary Loan twice now and kept it overdue quite a few weeks, and I just am not getting this read. I'm a backyard birdwatcher, so I like that angle, but I really wanted to like this series more. If I could keep it out, or if it were much cheaper as a e-book, I would probably finish this eventually and it might even get more stars. For now, though, the characters are not engaging me. And prose like this is not helping: "At times, she had the air [...]

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    24. A Pitying of Doves - Steve BurrowsApparently this is the second in the series of ‘Birder Murder' mysteries but not having the read the first one was no barrier to enjoying this one. The crime/thriller/detective genre is in many ways oversubscribed these days and I think a writer needs a unique yet plausible angle to really pique and sustain the interest of those loving this genre. Having an interest in birds myself went a long way to endear this book to me and the writers own love and knowledg [...]

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    25. I enjoy a well-crafted mystery with a difference and Steve Burrows writes just that.Note: I read A Pitying of Doves as an ARC before publication from the publisher who publishes my nonfiction books and before I read the first in the series. Also no spoilers here.This book is the second in Burrows's "Birder Murder" series and stars a Canadian detective, Domenic Jejeune, who works in Norfolk, a county on the east coast of England that boasts many migrating species of birds and the birders they att [...]

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    26. The murdered bodies of a man and a woman are discovered in a locked bird cage at a Norfolk bird sanctuary. The only items found to be missing are a pair of turtledoves. DCI Domenic Jejeune has a tough case on his hands. He not only has to solve a double murder, but the fact that the murdered man worked for the Mexican Consulate means that Jejeune and his team have to tread carefully for the sake of international relations.This is the second volume in the Birder Murder Mysteries series and it is [...]

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    27. I was asked to review this book by Real Readers and what a treat as I had previously been asked to review the authors debut novel – a Siege of Bitterns by Real Readers.This is Birder novel 2.For readers who have not come across this author, this is murder on a different slant – this is a story set around bird watching and in an interesting setting in Norfolk. The author has an interesting background pursing bird watching on five continents and editor of bird watching journals.Inspector Domen [...]

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    28. I was fortunate to receive A pitying of Doves from real readers. This is the first birder murder mystery I have had the pleasure of reading, it was an easy read but didn't set the world on fire. Chief Inspector Domenic Jejunes an enthusiastic birder is confronted with a double murder in a bird sanctuary, Jejunes interest is piqued, why has the murderer only taken a pair of turtledoves . The reluctant Inspector who would much rather be bird watching must solve the mystery and make sure that diplo [...]

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    29. This is the second in the Steve Burrows 'Birding' series that I have been lucky to read early witha copy from Real Readers for an honest review.Chief Inspector Dominic Jejeune is once again confronted with a murder scene, or is he?. Two people are dead but with their valuables still on them he cannot see why someone would murder them. The victims are found in an avery bird cage and the man being a Mexican diplomat means another high profile case. Jejeune seems to attract these cases and while he [...]

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    30. I felt lucky enough to be able to review number 2 of the birder murder mystery by Steve Burrows. ( Thank you real readers) Having read book 1 ' A siege of bitterns' i was delighted to be able to continue on the saga with Inspector Domenic Jejeune. I believe this book was a perfect accompanying follow on.I loved ' A pitying of doves' just as much as i loved the 1st installment.The story continues with DCI Jejeune, however this time DCI Jejeune finds himself investigating the death of a Mexican di [...]

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