Thursday, February 27, 2020

Books from the Backlog - The Rhyme of the Magpie

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Blurb:  With her personal life in disarray, Julia Lanchester feels she has no option but to quit her job on her father’s hit BBC Two nature show, A Bird in the Hand. Accepting a tourist management position in Smeaton-under-Lyme, a quaint village in the English countryside, Julia throws herself into her new life, delighting sightseers (and a local member of the gentry) with tales of ancient Romans and pillaging Vikings.
But the past is front and center when her father, Rupert, tracks her down in a moment of desperation. Julia refuses to hear him out; his quick remarriage after her mother’s death was one of the reasons Julia flew the coop. But later she gets a distressed call from her new stepmum: Rupert has gone missing. Julia decides to investigate—she owes him that much, at least—and her father’s new assistant, the infuriatingly dapper Michael Sedgwick, offers to help. Little does the unlikely pair realize that awaiting them is a tightly woven nest of lies and murder.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf - I've had a review copy of this since before it came out but somehow have yet to read it.  I've really enjoyed books by Wingate in another series so I really need to read.


  1. I do like the magpie on the cover. I like covers with birds.

  2. I've read this! As I recall, it was okay, didn't wow me. I hope you enjoy it, when you read it.

  3. I love covers with birds on them! 🐦