A cleverly written novel that proves A Siege of Bitterns wasn’t just an offbeat one-off. This blend of procedural and cozy is just right for followers of M. C. Beaton’s Hamish Macbeth.
[T]his second book in the birder mystery series is sure to delight.
Halifax Chronicle Herald
This second mystery is as engaging as the first.
London Free Press
... a fun, smart and satisfying read just like its predecessor.
A murder plot built around birdwatching doesn’t, at first, seem plausible or even possible. But Oshawa author Burrows pulls it off in a dazzling debut novel sure to make the shortlist for next year’s Arthur Ellis. . . Riveting from first page to final line.
Globe and Mail, for A Siege of Bitterns
While Jejeune may not be too enthusiastic about his profession, it’s easy to be enthusiastic about Burrows’ first mystery, and I’m looking forward to more fowl play in the future.
National Post, for A Siege of Bitterns
Filled with clues, dead ends . . . and blinding moments of 'Eureka!'
Sun-Times, for A Siege of Bitterns
Finally, a solid, well-constructed murder mystery that happens to involve a subject with which many mystery readers might not be familiar.
Booklist, for A Siege of Bitterns
You don’t have to be a bird watcher to enjoy Burrows . . .