A Shimmer of Hummingbirds

A Shimmer of Hummingbirds

An expert on hummingbirds, perhaps? A phenomenon, even? “Yesterday morning, when they were talking about Mariel, what did they say, specifically?” Traz shrugged. “That they wished she was the leader this time. Nothing against Armando ...

Author: Steve Burrows

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786072344

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune hopes an overseas birding trip will hold some clues to solving his fugitive brother’s manslaughter case. Meanwhile, in Jejeune’s absence his long-time nemesis has been drafted in as cover to investigate an accountant’s murder. And unfortunately Marvin Laraby proves just a bit too effective in showing how an investigation should be handled. With the manslaughter case poised to claim another victim, Jejeune learns an accident back home in Britain involving his girlfriend, Lindy, is much more than it seems. Lindy is in grave danger, and she needs Jejeune. Soon, he is faced with a further dilemma. He can speak up on a secret he has discovered relating to Laraby’s case, knowing it will cost his job on the north Norfolk coast he loves. Or he can stay silent, and let a killer escape justice. Turns out that sometimes the wrong choice is the only one there is.
Categories: Fiction

Birder Murder Mysteries 4 Book Bundle

Birder Murder Mysteries 4 Book Bundle

This is only one of the questions that piques Jejeune’s interest after a senior attaché with the Mexican Consulate is found murdered alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary.

Author: Steve Burrows

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459739789

Category: Fiction

Page: 1462

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This special four-book bundle collects the first three books in the acclaimed, award-winning Birder Murder Mystery series. Includes: A Siege of Bitterns Inspector Domenic Jejeune’s success has made him a poster boy for the U.K. police service. The problem is Jejeune doesn’t really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds. Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh in the heart of Britain’s premier birding country, Jejeune’s worlds collide when he investigates the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist. To unravel this mystery, Jejeune must deal with unwelcome public acclaim, the mistrust of colleagues, and his own insecurities. In the case of the Saltmarsh birder murders, the victims may not be the only casualties. A Pitying of Doves 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 Jejeune’s interest after a senior attaché 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? A Cast of Falcons A man falling to his death from a remote cliff sets off a high-stakes chase for Inspector Domenic Jejeune, who must protect his fugitive brother and pursue a maddening foe, while any misstep could bring down wrath from above on Jejeune, his family, and the entire police force. A Shimmer of Hummingbirds (New!) The desperate departure of his fugitive brother has left Chief Inspector Jejeune rattled, and those around him nursing lingering suspicions. When evidence surfaces that may prove his brother’s innocence, Jejeune decides to take a leave of absence to pursue it. But his replacement looks as if he may want the position to be more than temporary.
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Birder Murder Mysteries 4 Book Bundle A Shimmer of Hummingbirds

Birder Murder Mysteries 4 Book Bundle A Shimmer of Hummingbirds

This special four-book bundle collects the first three books in the acclaimed, award-winning Birder Murder Mystery series.

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This special four-book bundle collects the first three books in the acclaimed, award-winning Birder Murder Mystery series. Includes: A Siege of Bitterns Inspector Domenic Jejeune’s success has made him a poster boy for the U.K. police service. The problem is Jejeune doesn’t really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds. Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh in the heart of Britain’s premier birding country, Jejeune’s worlds collide when he investigates the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist. To unravel this mystery, Jejeune must deal with unwelcome public acclaim, the mistrust of colleagues, and his own insecurities. In the case of the Saltmarsh birder murders, the victims may not be the only casualties. A Pitying of Doves 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 Jejeune’s interest after a senior attaché 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? A Cast of Falcons A man falling to his death from a remote cliff sets off a high-stakes chase for Inspector Domenic Jejeune, who must protect his fugitive brother and pursue a maddening foe, while any misstep could bring down wrath from above on Jejeune, his family, and the entire police force. A Shimmer of Hummingbirds (New!) The desperate departure of his fugitive brother has left Chief Inspector Jejeune rattled, and those around him nursing lingering suspicions. When evidence surfaces that may prove his brother’s innocence, Jejeune decides to take a leave of absence to pursue it. But his replacement looks as if he may want the position to be more than temporary.
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A Shimmer of Hummingbirds A Birder Murder Mystery

A Shimmer of Hummingbirds A Birder Murder Mystery

A Calgary Herald Bestseller! Sometimes, the wrong choice is the only choice you have. Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune is hoping an overseas birding trip might hold some answers in his fugitive brother's manslaughter case.

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A Calgary Herald Bestseller! Sometimes, the wrong choice is the only choice you have. Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune is hoping an overseas birding trip might hold some answers in his fugitive brother’s manslaughter case. But there are people on the tour who seem keen to keep their secrets, and the rainforest can be a dangerous place for those who ask too many questions. Back in the U.K., in Jejeune’s absence, Marvin Laraby, his former boss and longtime nemesis has been brought in to investigate the murder of an accountant. He is proving so effective that Superintendent Colleen Shepherd is considering making his replacement of Jejeune a permanent arrangement. With the manslaughter case poised to claim another victim, Jejeune learns that an accident back home involving his girlfriend, Lindy Hey, is much more than it seems. Lindy is in imminent danger. And only Jejeune can help her. But to do so, he must sacrifice his working relationship with Shepherd, opening the door for Laraby’s appointment as Saltmarsh’s new DCI. When Jejeune discovers the truth about Laraby’s current case, he is faced with a dilemma. He can speak up, knowing it will cost him his job on the north Norfolk coast he loves. Or he can stay silent, and let a killer escape justice. As he weighs his alternatives, Domenic Jejeune begins to realize that, sometimes, the wrong choice is the only choice you have.
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Birder Murder Mysteries 6 Book Bundle

Birder Murder Mysteries 6 Book Bundle

Read all six books in the acclaimed, award-winning Birder Murder Mystery series.

Author: Steve Burrows

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459746237

Category: Fiction

Page: 2240

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Read all six books in the acclaimed, award-winning Birder Murder Mystery series. A Siege of Bitterns Domenic Jejeune is a reluctant police hero but an enthusiastic birdwatcher. After he's promoted to a post in the heart of Britain's birding country, his first case involves the murder of an environmentalist. Torn between loyalties to his job and his hobby, Jejeune faces mistrust from his colleagues and self-doubt as he works to solve the case. A Pitying of Doves When a senior attaché with the Mexican Consulate is found dead alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary, many details pique Inspector Jejeune’s interest, including a vacant field research position — a full-time job studying birds. Is this the escape from policing that he has been looking for? But first there’s a murder to solve. A Cast of Falcons A man falling to his death from a remote cliff sets off a high-stakes chase for Inspector Domenic Jejeune, who pursues a ruthless killer knowing any misstep could bring down wrath from above on Domenic, his family, and the entire police force. A Shimmer of Hummingbirds The desperate departure of his fugitive brother has left Chief Inspector Jejeune rattled, and those around him nursing lingering suspicions. When evidence surfaces that may prove his brother’s innocence, Jejeune decides to take a leave of absence to pursue it. But his replacement looks as if he may want the position to be more than temporary. A Tiding of Magpies Domenic Jejeune finds himself looking back into the case that made him a star. Under a punishing spotlight and with his girlfriend, Lindy, in grave danger, Jejeune must catch a murderer on the loose while keeping his career — and life — intact. A Dance of Cranes As Inspector Domenic Jejeune searches for his missing brother in Wood Buffalo National Park, back in Saltmarsh, his estranged girlfriend Lindy is kidnapped by a dangerous foe, and it falls to his colleague Sergeant Danny Maik to rescue her.
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Woman Watching

Woman  Watching

I'd set up a live trap and band the flitting birds to determine if one particular violet-crowned visited many times or if a shimmer of hummingbirds was feeding outside my window. But I am not Louise. I lack the patience for scientific ...

Author: Merilyn Simonds

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773059617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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“Woman, Watching is an entrancing blend of biography, memoir, history, research, and homage that is unlike anything I’ve ever read. It’s radical, it’s ravishing.” — Kyo Maclear, author of Birds Art Life From award-winning author Merilyn Simonds, a remarkable biography of an extraordinary woman — a Swedish aristocrat who survived the Russian Revolution to become an internationally renowned naturalist, one of the first to track the mid-century decline of songbirds. Referred to as a Canadian Rachel Carson, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence lived and worked in an isolated log cabin near North Bay. After her husband was murdered by Bolsheviks, she refused her Swedish privilege and joined the Canadian Red Cross, visiting her northern Ontario patients by dogsled. When Elzire Dionne gave birth to five babies, Louise became nurse to the Dionne Quintuplets. Repulsed by the media circus, she retreated to her wilderness cabin, where she devoted herself to studying the birds that nested in her forest. Author of six books and scores of magazine stories, de Kiriline Lawrence and her “loghouse nest” became a Mecca for international ornithologists. Lawrence was an old woman when Merilyn Simonds moved into the woods not far away. Their paths crossed, sparking Simonds’s lifelong interest. A dedicated birder, Simonds brings her own songbird experiences from Canadian nesting grounds and Mexican wintering grounds to this deeply researched, engaging portrait of a uniquely fascinating woman.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Dimming the Day

Dimming the Day

Hummingbirds. A. Glittering,. a. Shimmer,. a. Tune. You are likely familiar with many quirky, collective nouns for creatures: a pod of dolphins, a pack of wolves, a school of fish. Those are all orderly enough terms.

Author: Jennifer Grant

Publisher: Broadleaf Books

ISBN: 9781506471204

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 196

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The moon is out, the air has cooled, and you are ready for bed. You know that scrolling on your phone does not draw you toward sleep but adds to your worries. Power down your phone, take a breath, and begin to dim the day. Research suggests that we should refrain from screens at bedtime. But it can be hard to give up social media and news without something to take its place. In these pages, author Jennifer Grant offers gentle meditations that help you direct your gaze away from screens and uncertainties and toward the natural world. Dimming the Day guides you to focus on the wonders of God's good earth, from the ordinary head of a dandelion to the exquisite beauty of a fractal. Replace anxiety with awe, distraction with focus, and worry with true rest. Calm your mind and settle into stillness. It is time to dim the day.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Shine On How To Grow Awesome Instead of Old

Shine On  How To Grow Awesome Instead of Old

The cats and I keep our eyes peeled for a shimmer of hummingbirds, a scold of bluejays, a quarrel of sparrows, a chime of wrens, a descent of woodpeckers. Anything, really. The birds are a total no-show. But before long Birdsville is ...

Author: Claire Cook

Publisher: Marshbury Beach Books

ISBN: 9781942671176

Category: Self-Help

Page: 310

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“A veritable fountain of exciting and practical suggestions for women who want to make sure that even though one cannot help growing older, she can indeed keep from growing old.”—Pamela Kramer, Examiner If you're a forty-to-forever woman who's interested in aging well, don't miss this motivating and inspiring book. Join New York Times bestselling author Claire Cook (Must Love Dogs, Never Too Late) on a transformative journey that will help you shake off all those worries about getting older and embrace what can be the most vibrant, creative and empowering chapter of your life. Claire wrote her first book in her minivan at 45. At 50, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation of her novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. With another milestone birthday on the horizon, she was old enough to know the signs: "It was time to get my act together. Again." Shine On: How To Grow Awesome Instead of Old speaks to midlife women everywhere and is filled with Claire's trademark humor, heart, honesty and encouragement. “Full of inspirational quotes as well as practical suggestions, this is a perfect book to begin a new year on the right foot.”—Laurie Nerat, Looking on the Sunnyside Find out more about Claire and read excerpts of her books at ClaireCook.com. Stay in the loop for new releases and giveaways at ClaireCook.com/newsletter/. “I highly recommend this new book. You’re never too old to get started!”—Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews “Dedicated to “forty-to-forever women,” Shine On offers sage advice not just on aging well, but living well. With her trademark wit and honesty, Claire Cook covers everything from big picture motivation on following your dreams and remembering to have fun, to practical, hands-on tips on fitness, healthy eating, and her favorite beauty products . . . Claire Cook’s wisdom, candor, and effervescent enthusiasm shine on in every word she writes.”—Stephanie Burns, Book Perfume
Categories: Self-Help

Gallimaufry

Gallimaufry

... hummingbirds chattering of hummingbirds dazzle of hummingbirds drum of hummingbirds hover of hummingbirds shimmer of hummingbirds troubling of hummingbirds colony of ibises crowd of ibis darkening of jackdaws train of jackdaws band ...

Author: Sue Ellery

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291157741

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The Verb To Bird

The Verb  To Bird

... some cases from centuries ago, but Lipton should also be given credit for his creativity in adding to the list; anyone who has ever birded for even a moment can delight in the thought of seeing a shimmer of hummingbirds or a scold.

Author: Peter Cashwell

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 9781589880016

Category: Nature

Page: 273

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An English teacher by trade and an avid birder by inner calling, Peter Cashwell has written a whimsical book about his many obsessions -- birds, birders, language, literature, parenting, pop culture, and the human race.
Categories: Nature