Digby Maclaughlin

Sunset Manor by Digby Maclaughlin

Sunset Manor by Digby Maclaughlin

TV helicopters thud overhead, filming the action below, Fleet Street reporters bang at Matron's window, demanding access to the elderly protesters inside. Gorgeous amazon women in bikins picketing at the front gates and 'assault'  the police who have been called to move them along, and delighted photographers are recorxding the action. It's a revolution at Sunset Manor, a residential home for the elderly, and it has all been masterminded by a seventy-seven-year-old man called Peter, with a little help from his friends.

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A Man Called Harry by Digby Maclaughlin

A Man Called Harry by Digby Maclaughlin

Fleeing a tyrannical father and a girl who thinks she's pregnant, teenager Harry Coull boards the Empress of England, bound for Montreal. It's the 1950s and Harry is ambitious. He finds work as a reporter for a small-town newspaper in Northern Ontario, then as a reporter and columnist for a larger newspaper in Calgary, Alberta. From there he lies and cheats his way to fame as an Ottawa-based political columnit before climbing the management ladder of a major Canadian newspaper chain. But, as he is but one step away from the top job, he launches an affair with the srong woman, and his world comes tumbling down.

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The Pigeon Loft by Digby Maclaughlin

The Pigeon Loft by Digby Maclaughlin

Michael Delaney is seventeen years old, naive and idealistic, and dreaming of America, the place he calls United States of Wonderland. Unaware that he is striving for a goal beyond the reach of his family since they fled Ireland's nineteenth century potato famine, he aims to escape the grim austerity of post-war Britain to make a better life for himself and his teenage sweetheart, Kitty. Then, confronted by the lingering sectarianism that is part of everyday life among the mills and mines of southwest Scotland, he makes a foolish bet on the outcome of a pigeon race that seems certain to dash all his hopes for the future.

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The flight of the Little Bird by Digby Maclaughlin

The Flight of the Little Bird by Digby Maclaughlin

On the night of June 4, 1989, the People’s Liberation Army advances on Tiananmen Square, guns blazing, and students demonstrating for democracy are forced to flee. A massive manhunt follows as China’s feared Public Security Bureau is ordered to capture and punish students at the centre of the uprising.

Hong Kong-based journalist Susan Brady witnesses it all, and is horrified by it all, and when the mastermind behind a secret network helping the student leaders to escape asks for her help, she cannot refuse, ultimately risking her life to rescue the dissident China’s hard-line leaders fear the most and are determined to stop at all costs, an articulate and photogenic young woman code-named Little Bird.

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A Bird of a Different Color by Digby Maclaughlin

A Bird of a Different Colour , a murder mystery for birders by Digby Maclaughlin

Retired detective Patrick McCluskey has put a battle with booze, a messy divorce and a career-ending encounter with a Saturday Night Special behind him. Now he is happy to spend his winters taking the sun on a Florida beach with his new partner, Judith, a beautiful and exceptionally talented illustrator of birds.

Then McCluskey's old pal Bobby Baer of the Cypress County police calls to say the super-rich president of the local birding society has been found face down in a nearby swamp, with McCluskey's name and phone number in her wallet. "Seems like she was planning to give you a call," says Lieutenant Baer.

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Margaret’s Many Lovers by Digby Maclaughlin

Margaret's Many Lovers by Digby Maclaughlin

Lieutenant Joe Cassidy of the Cypress Bay police force is baffled. The beautiful, young wife of a wealthy Florida real estate developer has been found dead in a ditch on the wrong side of town, her naked body brutally beaten.

Clues are hard to come by, and suspects even harder. But with the help of a likeable but hopelessly incompetent sidekick called Bill Barasowski, and a vivacious divorcee called Peppi, Cassidy eventually picks his way through a tangle of country-club gossip to uncover a cruel and unforgiving world of illicit, kinky sex and Mafia-related fraud in which almost no one is what they seem to be.

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Waiting For Godwits by Digby Maclaughlin

Waiting For Godwits, a murder mystery for birders by Digby Maclaughlin

Retired American detective Patrick McCluskey is a contented man, happily spending his summer months in Chesley-Next-The-Sea, a Mecca for birders on England's magnificent North Norfolk coast. With his new partner, Judith, a beautiful and talented illustrator of birds, he aims to put a battle with booze, a messy divorce and a career-ending bullet behind him.

But the village's eccentric vicar talks him into investigating the disappearance of the church roof restoration fund and he is plunged into a tale of murderous mayhem that shatters forever his notions of peaceful pastoral life in the green and pleasant land.

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The Trouble With Loving Lizzie by Digby Maclaughlin

The Trouble With Loving Lizzie
by Digby Maclaughlin

The People Power revolution of Corazon Aquino is rushing to its dramatic conclusion in the Philippines, a Humpty Dumpty called Ferdinand Marcos is about to have his great fall, and in the middle of it all Fleet Street correspondent Lizzie Hunt is having man troubles.

Caught between the still-to-be-house-trained man she wants and the swashbuckling army colonel who wants her, she battles each day to file the story -- and the story behind the story -- until a ricocheting bullet fired into a screaming mob by a panicking soldier re-arranges the rest of her life.

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A Bird to Die For By Digby Maclaughlin

A Bird to Die For, a murder mystery for birders by Digby Maclaughlin

Retired American detective Patrick McCluskey’s only ambition is to live happily ever after with his beautiful English partner, Judith, a famous and exceptionally talented illustrator of birds. But within minutes of being called out to view the battered body of one of England’s most aggressive twitchers at the bottom of a sea wall on North Norfolk’s windswept coast, he knows he’s back in the sleuthing business, and in need of Judith’s expertise to lead him through the tangle of bitter rivalries that afflicts the competitive birding scene.

“There aren’t many natural, born killers in birding,” Judith tells him. “But jealousy, petty and otherwise, is quite common. And -- oh dear, yes -- the grievances are often nursed for a very long time.”

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