Saturday, April 21, 2018

Blog Tour & Review for Farewell, My Cuckoo by Marty Wingate


Farewell, My Cuckoo: 

A Birds of a Feather Mystery 

by Marty Wingate

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 4th in Series  
Alibi (April 10, 2018)  
Print Length: Approximately 300 pages  
ASIN: B073YTFZ53 
Julia Lanchester must defend her love nest from an invasive species: her boyfriend’s sister. And then there’s the little matter of murder . . . “The cuckoo comes in April and sings its song in May. In June it changes tune and July it flies away.” Wedding bells are ringing in the small British village of Smeaton-under-Lyme. Julia Lanchester’s second-in-command at the local tourist center is finally getting married, and the lovebirds are giving Julia and her live-in boyfriend, Michael Sedgwick, ideas about their own future. But before anyone can say “Will you,” Michael’s flighty older sister, Pammy, crashes the party, fresh off a breakup and lugging all her worldly possessions around with her in a tangle of plastic bags. Before long, Julia’s cozy cottage starts feeling more like Pammy’s bachelorette pad. To keep herself from going cuckoo, Julia throws herself into her pet projects at work—until death disrupts her plans. First a body is found on the estate. Then the police discover that Pammy was the last one to see the man alive. And soon Julia gets the feeling that if she ever wants her home—or her boyfriend—back, she’ll have to get to the bottom of this mystery, even if it means breaking a few eggs.  

About the Author

 
Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based writer and speaker who shares her love of Britain in her two mystery series. The Potting Shed books feature Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted from Texas to England, and Birds of a Feather follows Julia Lanchester, bird lover, who runs a tourist office in a Suffolk village. Marty writes garden articles for magazines including Country Gardens and the American Gardener. She is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Crime Writers Association. She leads garden tours to England, Scotland, and Ireland, spending free moments deep in research for her books. Or in pubs.
Marty Wingate’s captivating mysteries can be enjoyed together or separately, in any order:  
The Birds of a Feather series: THE RHYME OF THE MAGPIE | EMPTY NEST | EVERY TRICK IN THE ROOK | FAREWELL, MY CUCKOO  
The Potting Shed series: THE GARDEN PLOT | THE RED BOOK OF PRIMROSE HOUSE | BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE | THE SKELETON GARDEN | THE BLUEBONNET BETRAYAL | BEST-LAID PLANTS

Author Links 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martywingateauthor    
Twitter: https://twitter.com/martywingate 
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/453259.Marty_Wingate  
Website: www.martywingate.com  
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/marthawingate/  
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Marty-Wingate/e/B001JS1AIS
Purchase Links 
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REVIEW
*I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

To start this book has some beautiful cover art. Those colors are amazing together. The story does not disappoint either making this a great addition to this cute cozy mystery series. Things are really getting series between Julia and Michael by this point with the book starting as someone else's wedding but their special plans are interrupted by an unexpected family member on the door step. Of course she is one of those free loading woe is me people that completely upheaves your whole life and never wants to leave. As if that is not bad enough a mystery man is found dead and of course Julia has to start asking questions until the killer is revealed. Set in the English countryside on an estate this book features as many kinds of birds as the series would suggest which provides a nice balance point to the story while also being informative. The characters are well developed and easy to love/hate as required really giving life to the story. If you enjoy cozy mysteries and birds then you really should give this book/series a chance. I really enjoyed it so I give it 4/5 stars.

Tour Participants  
April 9 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST  
April 9 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT  
April 10 – Blogger Nicole Reviews – SPOTLIGHT  
April 11 – Reading Reality – REVIEW  
April 12 – Readeropolis – AUTHOR INTERVIEW  
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April 14 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT  
April 15 – Varietats – REVIEW  
April 16 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW  
April 17 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW  
April 18 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW  
April 19 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT  
April 20 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW  
April 21- Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW  
April 22 – Cozy Up With Kathy – GUEST POST  

   
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