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The Funeral Owl

By Jim Kelly, 1957- author

When a reader contacts local newspaper The Crow to report a rare sighting of the Boreal or so-called 'Funeral' owl, the paper's editor Philip Dryden has a sense of foreboding. For the Funeral Owl is said to be an omen of death.

It's already proving to be one of the most eventful weeks in The Crow's history. The body of a Chinese man has been discovered hanging from a cross in a churchyard in Brimstone Hill in the West Fens. The inquest into the deaths of two tramps found in a flooded ditch has unearthed some shocking findings. A series of metal thefts is plaguing the area. And PC Stokely Powell has requested Dryden's help in solving a ten-year-old cold case: a series of violent art thefts culminating in a horrifying murder.

As Dryden investigates, he uncovers some curious links between the seemingly unrelated cases: it would appear the sighting of the Funeral Owl is proving prophetic in more ways than one.

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2013

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9781780290492


Format: Book
Author: Kelly, Jim, 1957- author
Summary: "When a reader contacts local newspaper The Crow to report a rare sighting of the Boreal or so-called 'Funeral' owl, the paper's editor Philip Dryden has a sense of foreboding. For the Funeral Owl is said to be an omen of death. It's already proving to be one of the most eventful weeks in The Crow's history. The body of a Chinese man has been discovered hanging from a cross in a churchyard in Brimstone Hill in the West Fens. The inquest into the deaths of two tramps found in a flooded ditch has unearthed some shocking findings. A series of metal thefts is plaguing the area. And PC Stokely Powell has requested Dryden's help in solving a ten-year-old cold case: a series of violent art thefts culminating in a horrifying murder. As Dryden investigates, he uncovers some curious links between the seemingly unrelated cases: it would appear the sighting of the Funeral Owl is proving prophetic in more ways than one."--Provided by the publisher.
Title: The funeral owl / Jim Kelly.
Publisher Date: Sutton, Surrey, England : Crème de la Crime, 2013.
Subject: Dryden, Philip (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Journalists -- England -- Cambridgeshire -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781780290492 (hbk.) 1780290497 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: M Kelly
Oclc: 841673171
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Bib Id: 495023

Format: Book
Author: Kelly, Jim, 1957- author.
Summary: "When a reader contacts local newspaper The Crow to report a rare sighting of the Boreal or so-called 'Funeral' owl, the paper's editor Philip Dryden has a sense of foreboding. For the Funeral Owl is said to be an omen of death. It's already proving to be one of the most eventful weeks in The Crow's history. The body of a Chinese man has been discovered hanging from a cross in a churchyard in Brimstone Hill in the West Fens. The inquest into the deaths of two tramps found in a flooded ditch has unearthed some shocking findings. A series of metal thefts is plaguing the area. And PC Stokely Powell has requested Dryden's help in solving a ten-year-old cold case: a series of violent art thefts culminating in a horrifying murder. As Dryden investigates, he uncovers some curious links between the seemingly unrelated cases: it would appear the sighting of the Funeral Owl is proving prophetic in more ways than one."--Provided by the publisher.
Title: The funeral owl / Jim Kelly.
Edition: First world edition.
Publisher, Date: Sutton, Surrey, England : Crème de la Crime, 2013.
Description: 247 pages ; 23 cm.
Series: A Philip Dryden mystery
Series: Kelly, Jim, 1957- Philip Dryden series.
Subjects: Dryden, Philip (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Journalists -- England -- Cambridgeshire -- Fiction.
ISBN: 9781780290492 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1780290497 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: M Kelly