The Birds That Stay
The sins of the past are never forgotten, or forgiven, in this Quebec Noir set in the Laurentians and Montreal.
Praise & Recognition
Quebec Writers' Federation - Concordia First Book Prize 2019
Juror comments (full text)
Lambert’s prose captures the spirit(s) of Quebec, the push and pull of modernity, particularly in the communities far from the cities, and the beauty that is sometimes forgotten in discussions of provincial politics... Amidst a cast of sympathetic characters who span social classes and carry with them burdens of diverse, often painful personal histories, Lambert interweaves the stories of two winning protagonists who meet via the mystery to be solved...
Lambert’s confidence in her characters, her intelligent plot, and digressions that both instruct and delight make The Birds that Stay an engaging and un-put-down-able read.
"The Russell and Leduc Mystery Series by Ann Lambert is filling a void that is becoming more and more obvious by the year. The Birds That Stay is the first in the series and it serves as a great introduction to these two unique protagonists and crime-solvers… Because each brings their own set of clues to solve the murder, I spent the majority of the book with absolutely no idea of who Newman’s killer was."Palmer Library Review
"The letters sprinkled throughout the story were compelling to read. They were an engaging way to solve the mystery while bringing the personal unknown horrors of war to the surface. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy slow-paced mysteries."
Quebec Writers' Federation - Concordia University First Book Prize 2019 - Short-listed
Book Riot's List of "33 Highly Anticipated Crime Novels", January-March 2019 - Commended
The Globe and Mail's List of "Ten crime novels to add a thrill to your spring" 2019
Publication Date: February 19, 2019
Genre: Adult Fiction, Mystery
Product Format: Paperback
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