William Shaw: The Birdwatcher

The Birdwatcher William ShawFlight and landing

Sergeant Bill South is a neighbourhood copper. He takes stolen property reports, attends neighbourhood meetings and addresses the needs of the community.

When the body of his next door neighbour Bob Reyner is discovered, South is stunned by the brutality of the act. They were birdwatching enthusiasts and quietly companionable, but South doesn’t much more about him.

He’s not a detective but South is assigned to DS Cupidi, due to his relationship with the victim, and knowledge of the area. Cupidi, newly assigned to the station, brings with her a brash approach to her work, and an unruly teenager at home.

William Shaw delivers a slow, nuanced build, and excellent characters faced with hard decisions in The Birdwatcher.

Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

~ June Lorraine

PS – Criminal Element has a great Q&A with Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

  One thought on “William Shaw: The Birdwatcher

  1. July 3, 2017 at 7:38 AM

    This is one of my favourite reads this year

  2. vweisfeld.com
    July 7, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    I enjoyed this book a great deal. Good, believable relationships among the characters. Here’s my review, too. http://vweisfeld.com/?p=5719

    • July 8, 2017 at 8:40 PM

      Yes, now I remember I was asking you about story depth. AND your answer was perfect.

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