Death of a Cuckoo: An Esme Quentin Short Read

'Death of a Cuckoo' is a short, fast-paced read featuring genealogist and detective Esme Quentin. When Gina Vincent discovers that her past is based on a lie, she enlists Esme’s help to find out the truth. In doing so they uncover a terrible secret that runs deeper than either of them could have imagined. For more mysteries featuring Esme, read 'Blood-Tied' and 'The Indelible Stain'. More

Available ebook formats: epub

Published by SilverWood Books
Words: 32,210
Language: English
ISBN: 9781781326497
About Wendy Percival

Wendy Percival was born in the West Midlands and brought up in the Worcestershire countryside. After training as a primary school teacher she moved to North Devon in 1980 to take up her first teaching post and remained in teaching for 20 years.

An impulse buy of Writing Magazine inspired her to start writing seriously. She won Writing Magazine’s Summer Ghost Story competition in 2002 and had a short story published in The People’s Friend before focusing on full length fiction.

The time honoured ‘box of old documents in the attic’ stirred her interest in genealogy and became the inspiration for the Esme Quentin mystery novels Blood-Tied and The Indelible Stain. She is currently working on the third in the series, where the clandestine past of the Second World War provides the secret world into which Esme must delve to uncover the truth.

When she’s not writing fiction, Wendy conducts her own family history research, sharing her finds on her blog,

Wendy lives in a Devon thatched cottage beside a 13th century church with her husband and a particularly talkative cat.

You can find more on her website

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