A Foreboding of Petrels

Pages: 368
Imprint: Point Blank

A Foreboding of Petrels

Birder Murder Mysteries

Steve Burrows

The seventh Birder Murder Mystery. Some crimes are beyond the reach of the law.
9780861541751 (21 Jul 2022)
RRP £8.99 / US$14.99

The Book

Serving out a suspension, DCI Domenic Jejeune is occupying himself by looking into a strange death at an Antarctic research base, which appears to have been predicted by the victim in a blog entry. Meanwhile, a quiet period has left DS Danny Maik with only a string of arson attacks to investigate, including one at a local climate monitoring facility. A body found in a bird hide might connect the two lines of enquiry, but Jejeune's suspension means the men cannot share information. Ensnared in a web of shared leads involving secretive Antarctic researchers, uncompromising climate scientists and billionaire philanthropists, Jejeune and Maik discover that, when the heart is involved, some crimes are beyond the reach of the law.

Additional Information

Pages 368
Imprint Point Blank


About the Author

Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on six continents. He is a former editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society magazine and a contributing field editor for Asian Geographic. Steve now lives with his wife, Resa, in Oshawa, Ontario.


Praise for the Birder Murder Mysteries:

‘A murder plot built around birdwatching doesn't, at first, seem plausible or even possible. But Burrows pulls it off... Riveting from first page to final line.' Globe and Mail

‘A suspenseful and well-crafted mystery perfect for the beach.' Morning Star

‘Skillfully written, full of moral ambiguities and artful puzzles, with a spine-tingling final sentence.' Kirkus, starred review

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