by Jason Deas


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Birdsongs is a fast-paced mystery centered on former FBI agent, Benny James. Fired from the FBI for inadvertently sleeping with the perp in a murder case, he tries to disappear to a houseboat and retirement.

Not having what it takes to relax, Benny starts a service offering discreet investigations. That is until a body is found crucified near his marina. The local police department requests Benny's help and he knows if he can catch the killer, redemption is his. The Chief gives Benny and the department ten days to solve the crimes before he promises to request the help of the FBI.

As the case grows, grabbing national attention, and the murders continue, the media soon fills the normally quiet town. Media goddess, Rachael Martin arrives and adds spice to an already flavorful mix.

A few newcomers straggle in as well. An ex-convict fresh out of prison from a thirty year murder rap slinks in unnoticed with revenge on his mind. Days later, a Greyhound bus delivers a strange young man raised by deaf-mute parents from deep within the Ozark Mountains. An old newspaper clipping and a dark secret pulls him to town.

Whatever is going on has something strange to do with birds. At each murder site, dead birds are displayed in disturbing ways-the killer arranging them as an artist might.

All the strange occurrences and unexplained visitors to this quiet town press Benny James to his max as he vehemently struggles to solve the most important case of his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442194656
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/27/2009
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Jason Deas has taught art in elementary schools for over a decade. He likes his job three and a half days a week. He is a songwriter, sculptor, and makes a mean pot of chili. Most of his writing used to take place at Georgia campgrounds, inside a three-man tent or sitting at an uncomfortable concrete picnic table. He wouldn�t have had it any other way until he one day found a 70�s-model camper where he now writes in luxury. Jason has published flash fiction and poems. After writing Birdsongs, a mystery for adults, his nieces asked him to write a book for kids, and he granted their wish and wrote Camp Timber View. He had so much fun writing it he wrote another middle grade novel titled The Big Stinky City. He recently finished writing the sequel to Birdsongs titled Pushed, and a third Benny James novel titled Brushed Away.

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Birdsongs 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
JoyfulFL More than 1 year ago
Birdsongs is a great book. Benny James is an interesting character are as the other people in the book. I found myself reading this book in one day -it is that good. And he has a sequel coming out with Benny James called Pushed to Death -I cannot wait to read it. FYI I discovered this author as a "free E Book" and am so glad I did.
MariaWesley More than 1 year ago
I really like the character Benny James and all of the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't finish it. The dialog and conversations were very choppy and ametuer. I'm sure with some writing instruction that the author could improve his technique.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Benny James is a likeable character, among several others. Transitions are a little rough sometimes but overall Birdsongs is an enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters in this book. Was suspenseful to the end.
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I like it. Made me a fan of Benny James!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really entertaining read. If you like Robert Crais you'll enjoy this. Hope there's a sequel in the works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real attention holder. Great read.
debdb22 More than 1 year ago
It was really boring I figured it out right away