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A Shimmer of Hummingbirds

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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.

Birder Murder Mysteries 4 Book Bundle

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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.

A Shimmer of Hummingbirds A Birder Murder Mystery

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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.

Birder Murder Mysteries 4 Book Bundle A Shimmer of Hummingbirds

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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.

Birder Murder Mysteries 6 Book Bundle

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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.

A Compendium of Collective Nouns

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This illustrated guide compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colorful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the diversity of terms collected here covers topics from plants and animals (a parade of elephants, an embarrassment of pandas) to people and things (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and range from the familiar (a pride of lions) to the downright obscure (an ooze of amoebas). Pronunciations, definitions, etymologies, and historical anecdotes make this beautiful book an entertaining read, a standout reference, and a visual treat. Language lovers and art appreciators alike will be captivated by this gem, rich in word and image.

Handbook of the Birds of the World Barn owls to hummingbirds

Author : Josep del Hoyo
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Hummingbirds of North America

Author : Dan True
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Provides detailed information on each of the sixteen species, includes maps showing where the species can be spotted, and discusses how to photograph hummingbirds in flight

Hummingbirds

Author : Katherine Grier
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Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of hummingbirds.

Hummingbirds

Author : Nancy L. Newfield
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One of the most unique creatures in North America, and indeed, the world, is the dynamic and colourful hummingbird. Hummingbirds are found only in the western hemisphere, and recorded accounts of this species' existence were not made until after Columbus discovered the Americas. Hummingbirds did, however, figure prominently in aboriginal folklore and art throughout both North and South America for centuries before European settlement. In addition to their undeniable beauty, one of the most fascinating aspects of hummingbirds is their amazing power of flight. With their wings moving at an incredible 78 beats per second, hummingbirds are able to hover, almost motionless, as they delicately feed from a flower. Even more awe-inspiring is their ability to fly both backwards and upside down! The informative text is accompanied by more than 120 lavish photographs. With descriptive species names such as the ruby-throated, violet-crowned, white-eared and green-breasted, it is no wonder that hummingbirds have been called "winged jewels" and that aviaries the world over are referred to as "jewel rooms." Hummingbirds is a truly striking collection of these beautiful and delicate birds. (2001)

A Raft of Sea Otters

Author : Vicki Leon
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Profiles the marine mammal's physical characteristics, methods of survival, and habitat, and discusses other otter species, such as the South American sea cat.

The Hummingbird in the Flowers

Author : Susan Q. Foster
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Explains and illustrates the lives of hummingbirds in their natural habitats, showing how they feed, defend themselves, and breed.

Desert Landscaping for Beginners

Author : Arizona Master Gardener Press
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Tips and techniques for gardening success in arid climates with a chapter on growing wildflowers.

Die Liebe zu Zeiten der Cholera

Author : Gabriel García Márquez
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The Road Home

Author : Eliza Thomas
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It occurred to Eliza Thomas when she hit her forties that home might be "someplace you made." A modest cabin in the woods of Vermont seemed like a good place to start. Thomas's funny, heartwarming experiences transform the weekend cabin into a real home--a place where Thomas paints the floor the same color as her grandmother's beach house porch; where hordes of ladybugs come to visit one Indian summer; and the place her adopted baby daughter excitedly recognizes as they make their way through the woods in a snowstorm. In writing that is at once funny and poignant, Eliza Thomas welcomes us into the warm and cozy rooms of her first real home. "A charming memoir . . . Thomas details the joys and problems of rural living."--Publishers Weekly; "Pleasant to read, funny at times, candid and poignant at others . . . by the end of the book, Thomas accomplishes a remodeled future built by hand, and a sense of her life as a narrative leading home."--The New York Times Book Review; "Another back-to-nature/independent woman story? Hardly. Which is what makes Thomas's memoir, THE ROAD HOME, all the more enjoyable. . . . She conveys a very real, living definition of home."--The Boston Globe. A BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB and QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB selection.

The Breathless Zoo

Author : Rachel Poliquin
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From sixteenth-century cabinets of wonders to contemporary animal art, The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing examines the cultural and poetic history of preserving animals in lively postures. But why would anyone want to preserve an animal, and what is this animal-thing now? Rachel Poliquin suggests that taxidermy is entwined with the enduring human longing to find meaning with and within the natural world. Her study draws out the longings at the heart of taxidermy—the longing for wonder, beauty, spectacle, order, narrative, allegory, and remembrance. In so doing, The Breathless Zoo explores the animal spectacles desired by particular communities, human assumptions of superiority, the yearnings for hidden truths within animal form, and the loneliness and longing that haunt our strange human existence, being both within and apart from nature.

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Outdoor Indiana

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The Dragonfly Pool

Author : Eva Ibbotson
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The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson is an enchanting tale of friendship and determination during the Second World War, from the author of The Star of Kazan. Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and an exciting school trip to the beautiful and luscious kingdom of Bergania whisks Tally into an unexpected adventure . . . will she be able to save her new friend, Prince Karil, before it's too late?

Suburban Life the Countryside Magazine

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