M G Leonard
Feather is the fourth and final story in M G Leonard’s brilliant series featuring a group of intrepid children solve crime while also being avid birdwatchers! This time, Ava, a stalwart member of the twitchers club is on a school visit to the Royal Swan natural history museum. While she is there the burglar alarm goes off and she finds herself in the midst of a mystery the gang just love to solve. There‘s something not quite right about the robbery. There seems to have been a decoy robbery to cover up the real target of the theft. The burglars have stolen loads of stuffed birds of paradise, collected by famous naturalist Alfred Wallace. The birds are priceless, both for their historical significance and their prized feathers.
Reporting back to the rest of the group, Ava retraces the events of the theft. The team then set out to solve the mystery – could the burglars be after the invaluable feathers for the fashion industry perhaps? As their investigation continues, surprising suspects emerge and the danger escalates. Furthermore, what has the unusual presence of a Raven at the museum got to do with the burglary?
M G Leonard’s twitcher series ends on a high. The combination of mystery and detective work, alongside fascinating facts about birds and bird life is an absolute winner. This series is going to be missed!