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by Marty Wingate

Empty Nest:

A Birds of a Feather Mystery

Cozy Mystery

4th in Series

Publisher: Alibi (December 1, 2015)

Publication Date: December 1, 2015

Sold by: Random House LLC

Language: English



If you love Laura Childs, Ellery Adams, or Jenn McKinlay, don’t miss Marty Wingate’s charming Birds of a Feather series! In Empty Nest, Julia Lanchester’s life is interrupted by a murder most foul—and a killer who’s watching her like a hawk.

Manager of a tourist center in a quaint British village, Julia Lanchester finds herself with more ideas than time. Her boss is the Earl Fotheringill himself, but apart from him, she doesn’t mix well with the aristocracy. Unfortunately, toxic mold forces her from her cottage and into one of the earl’s countless spare rooms at the Hall. She tries to get a handle on her overload of work, while she finds herself arguing with dinner guests, chaffing at the sudden interest the earl’s son has in running the estate, and missing her new beau, Michael Sedgwick.

Her life goes from bad to sinister when Julia discovers poisoned sparrowhawks on the expansive estate grounds. And soon after, she finds one of the Hall’s visitors murdered—felled by the same poison. While simultaneously both spooked and angry, she still can’t keep herself from snooping, and dragging Michael along into her investigation. But will she find the culprit before her own wings are clipped?

My thoughts:

What a great read from a great author.  Julia is temporarily staying in Hoggin Hall, the main house owned by her boss Lord Linus Fotheringill while Pipit Cottage, her small home is being renovated due to mold damage. She is trying to keep a low profile as she is not having any kind of relationship with Linus despite what rumors are going around.

Linus son Cecil, claims that he has come home to learn how to take care of and run the estate, but Julia is suspicious of his motives.

A fast paced, page turner mystery that will keep you on your toes and wanting more.


About the Author

Marty Wingate is the author of two previous Potting Shed mysteries, The Garden Plot and The Red Book of Primrose House. Her new Birds of a Feather Mystery series debuted with The Rhyme of the Magpie. Wingate is a regular contributor to Country Gardens and other magazines. She also leads gardening tours throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and North America. More Potting Shed and Birds of a Feather mysteries are planned.

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