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The Bird Boys

(2019)
(The second book in the Delpha Wade series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best Paperback original (nominee)
Sometimes the truth is not the truth, but murder is always murder. Which of the brothers carries the bloody knife? After a serial killer almost murdered Delpha Wade (The Do-Right, 2015), the county hospital releases her into the handcuffs of the city police for questioning. The reason is she killed the man who trying to kill her, and she is, after all, an ex-con. It’s still Beaumont, 1970s, and mindsets don’t change along the Texas Gulf Coast. Her boss, the neophyte private detective Tom Phelan, awaits her, and soon they are once again in deep shit. It seems like an easy case—one Bird brother looking for the long- lost other—but turns out that one brother is a murderer. He likes to slit throats. But which one?

NOMINEE—EDGAR AWARDS "BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK"

Best Crime Novels of the Year, New York Times

Reading the West Award Nominee

Starred review from Publishers Weekly

Starred review from Kirkus Reviews

Starred review from Booklist

Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019, CrimeReads


The new novel from award-winning author Lisa Sandlin catches up with the almost-murdered secretary Delpha Wade (The Do-Right, 2015, set in 1973) as she’s released from a hospital in order to be tucked into the back seat of a police cruiser. Her boss, P. I. Tom Phelan, sets out to spring her. He needs her back in his investigation business, where he’ll soon be chasing a skulking grand larcenist and plotting how to keep a ganjapreneur out of the grabby hands of a brand new agency, the D.E.A. Delpha digs through old records and knocks on strange doors to unravel the dangerous case of two brothers with beaucoup aliases—verifying that sometimes truth is not true, but murder is always murder.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bird Boys (A Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery)
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
ISBN: 1-947627-13-9 / 978-1-947627-13-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
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July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bird Boys (Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery)
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
ISBN: 1-947627-14-7 / 978-1-947627-14-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bird Boys: A Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery (The Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery Series)
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
ISBN: 1-66512-457-1 / 978-1-66512-457-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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September 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bird Boys: A Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery (Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery, 2)
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
ISBN: 1-68457-212-6 / 978-1-68457-212-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bird Boys: Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery Series, Book 2
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


September 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Bird Boys: Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery Series, Book 2
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bird Boys: Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery Series, Book 2
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bird Boys: Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery Series, Book 2
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bird Boys (A Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan Mystery)
Author(s): Lisa Sandlin
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU