Farewell, My Cuckoo by Marty Wingate
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
"The cuckoo comes in April,
And sings its song in May,
In June it changes tune,
And July it flies away."
This is one of those books that you read it more for the familiarity and connection to the characters than the mystery per se. Of course we can not forget that someone has died and let me say that this is a quite twisted mystery, but when you follow a series, is because you like the characters and how the author writes, don't you think?
Julia is an intelligent woman that works at the Tourist Information Centre at Smeaton-under-Lyme, this allows her to know all the citizens of the village and the gossip without having to move, perfect to investigate any murder!
In this adventure, Julia will not just have to discover who is the mysterious victim, but deal with Pammy, the sister of her boyfriend that has decided to stay in the couch of the couple for an unlimited number of days... It was quite funny all the situation with the three of them, how they try to be kind with her but at the same time hoping she will leave soon... and there's an important question that Michael tries to ask all the time to Julia but always is interrupted, can you guess what it could be?
It was really interesting to discover more about the birds and their costumes, and it was funny the comparisons between them and humans! ;)
This is the fourth book the the series "Birds of a Feather", but you can read it as standalone.
Ready for birdwatching?