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The Butcher Bird

(2015)
(The second book in the Somershill Manor Mystery series)
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Book 2 in the gripping Oswald de Lacy series, , which can be read as a standalone, from 'the medieval CJ Sansom' (Jeffery Deaver)

The Black Death killed his father and brothers , making Oswald de Lacy Lord of Somershill Manor. It also killed many of his villagers, leaving fewer people to do more work.

So Oswald tries to use logic and patience to manage a struggling estate, a socially ambitious mother, an overbearing sister and a mutinous workforce.

Then a baby is found impaled on a thorn bush and people say they have seen a huge creature in the skies.

The Butcher Bird.

And now there is no room for common sense, no time for patience. If Oswald is to survive, he must find the truth behind a series of ever more brutal events.

From the plague-ruined villages of Kent to the luxurious bedchambers of London, it is a journey full of danger, darkness and shocking revelations.

'The whodunnit aspect is neatly done, the family secrets and waspish relationships are intriguing, and humour and originality are abundant' Daily Mail

Genre: Historical Mystery    

Praise for this book

"The medieval CJ Sansom." - Jeffery Deaver


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Used availability for S D Sykes's The Butcher Bird

Hardback Editions

April 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Butcher Bird: A Somershill Manor Mystery
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-60598-981-9 / 978-1-60598-981-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


October 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Butcher Bird: Oswald de Lacy Book 2
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-4447-8581-8 / 978-1-4447-8581-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Butcher Bird: A Somershill Manor Novel (Somershill Manor Mysteries)
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-68177-341-4 / 978-1-68177-341-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Butcher Bird: Oswald de Lacy Book 2
Author(s): S D Sykes
ISBN: 1-4447-8582-6 / 978-1-4447-8582-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Butcher Bird
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   


October 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Butcher Bird
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Butcher Bird
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Butcher Bird: A Somershill Manor Mystery
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   


October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Butcher Bird: Oswald de Lacy Book 2
Author(s): S D Sykes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK