Could not get into this book. As much as I enjoy watching the birds in my backyard, this book tells me far more than I want to know about birds! Sarah Deane takes a break from graduate shcool and heads for sunny Southern Texas to join her boyfriend, Philip, on a birdwatching expedition. Philip's rare sighting of a pair of hook-billed kites gets things off to a great start until he ends up strangled by his binocular straps and the rest of the birders are both suspects and sitting ducks.
The first of the Sarah Deane/Alex MacKenzie mystery series. A group of birdwatchers travels to a Texas bird refuge for research. When one of them ends up dead, it hits very close to Sarah and she and Dr. MacKenzie help to find the killer. Good read and very good series for cozy lovers.