THE WOODPECKER ALWAYS PECKS TWICE BY J.R.RIPLEY *Release Day*

The Woodpecker Always Pecks Twice

A Bird Lover’s Mystery.  This is the third book in this series set in North Carolina. The first is Die,Die Birdie and the last one we read was Towhee Get Your Gun.

Amy Simms, owner of Birds and Bees, has no use for her alarm clock now that she has her very own red-bellied woodpecker waking her up at the crack of dawn. The rat-a-tat -tat is waking up the entire neighborhood.

When Amy stumbles from her bed and grabs her binoculars to check out her little friend, nicknamed Drummy, a storm is brewing outside and the rain is beginning to pour down. Just as she is about to put down the binoculars she glances once more across Ruby Lake and sees a light at the old Mckutcheon house. No one has lived there in forever.

Peering hard through the rain she can vaguely make out two people struggling in the upstairs window. And then one of the people toss the other one out of the window.

The police say it is just her imagination, but Amy isn’t convinced of that. And we know she is going to set out to prove she was right. That’s our Amy. When she leads a group of birdwatchers on a hike the next day she makes a detour but finds nothing. The group in itself is an odd bunch. And when another body is discovered, everyone is a suspect.

The little town of Ruby Lake is hiding secrets. Some deadly.  Who would have guessed such a small town could have so much drama simmering underneath the lovely small town charm.

I always enjoy the Bird Mystery series. Amy is becoming more confident and I love the characters, especially the ones in the Senior Center.

I always thought of bird watching as a rather dull activity. Until this series. Now all of a sudden I’m searching Pintrest for woodpeckers and the different types and which are male and which are female. And learning that not all birds like nesting in cozy houses but rather ledges. Who knew?

I’ve read a sneak peek at the next one too.  Yes, it’s good.

Thank you Netgalley and Kensington for the early read!woodpeckercollage

May 16, 2017 Release Date

Books,Books and More Books    Patricia

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