A Bird in the Hand : Palmer-Jones

  • by Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by Seán Barrett
  • Series: Palmer-Jones
  • 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Young Tom French was found dead, lying in a marsh on the Norfolk coast, with his head bashed in and his binoculars still around his neck. One of the best birders in England, Tom had put the village of Rushy on the birdwatching map. Everyone liked him. Or did they?
George Palmer-Jones, an elderly birdwatcher who decided quietly to look into the brutal crime, discovered mixed feelings aplenty. But as he and his fellow "twitchers" flocked from Norfolk to Scotland to the Scilly Isles in response to rumours of rare sightings, George - with help from his lovely wife, Molly - gradually discerned the true markings of a killer. All he had to do was prove it...before the murderer struck again.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Gripping until the ending

Have you ever read one of those Agatha Christie novels where you try really hard to work with the detective only for a snippet of information to arrive from Somerset house, transforming our understanding of events?
So it is with this book. It is a good listen, but when all is 'revealed' I felt cheated by the deceptive presentation of one character. It made the resolution seem random.
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- Catherine

Better at high playback speed

I enjoy Ann Cleeves' other series and I might enjoy this series more if I was the interested in birds. I found the plodding pace of the narrator difficult until I turned playback up to 1.25x.
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- Christine Helfrich

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2015
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd