Steve Burrows and Steven Heighton share the IFOA stage to read from and talk about their new books. Join them as they share their creative process, character development and themes they explore in A Shimmer of Hummingbirds and The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep. Ania Szado will host the event.
In the fourth book in the acclaimed Birder Murder Mystery Series, Chief Inspector Jejeune— our lovable and complex protagonist —finds himself in the jungles of Colombia looking for both hummingbirds and answers in his fugitive brother’s manslaughter case.
“It’s clear where Burrows is taking this series — more birds, and more murder. That’s a good thing.”
— Globe and Mail
Elias Trifannis is desperate to belong somewhere. To make his dying ex-cop father happy, he joins the military – but in Afghanistan, by the time he realizes his last-minute bid for connection was a terrible mistake, it’s too late and a tragedy has occurred. In the aftermath, exhausted by nightmares, Elias is sent to Cyprus to recover, where he attempts to find comfort in the arms of Eylul, a beautiful Turkish journalist.
“This book won’t let the reader sleep… a rich and disturbing literary thriller.” – Annie Proulx, author of Barkskins