The Feathered Nest by Ellen Read


Welcome to a stop on the Coffee Pot Book Tour for The Feathered Nest by Ellen Read. This is book 4 in the The Thornton Mysteries, a series of cozy Murder Mysteries.


The Details: 

Book Title: The Feathered Nest

Series: The Thornton Mysteries, Book 4

Author: Ellen Read

Publication Date: 14th March 2022

Publisher: Crimson Cloak Publishing

Page Length: 372 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction / Cosy Murder Mystery




The Blurb


Murder comes to Norfolk Island, but is the killer after Alexandra Archer’s Tahitian black pearl or a lost illustration of the rare Green Parrot?


The Thorntons, along with a small team of people, mount an expedition to Norfolk Island, a small island in the South Pacific, to study the Green Parrot and set up research programmes to help protect it and other endangered birds. 

As a birthday surprise, Alexandra’s father tells her she is to be the official photographer for the expedition. Her father gives her a black pearl brooch that Alexandra’s great-grandfather had bought off a merchant in Hong Kong in the 1850s. The pearls are Tahitian black pearls. 

Before they depart Melbourne, they learn that Norfolk Island has had its first murder. It sends ripples of unease through Alexandra. She hoped she could escape murder on this small island paradise.

 Alexandra is astonished to learn that the main inhabitants of Norfolk Island are descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives. Once on the island, she wonders if this is why her Tahitian black pearl brooch causes such interest.

 A chain of events is set in motion, commencing with a threat on the life of one of their expedition members, followed by intrigue surrounding bird smuggling and a lost illustration of the Green Parrot. Then two of their team are murdered.

 Alexandra is determined to find the answers and nearly loses her life in the process.


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Author Bio:


Ellen Read is the author of The Dragon Sleeps, The Inca’s Curse and The Amber Trap—historical murder mystery romance novels.

 Ellen was born in Queensland, Australia.

 She loves to read fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. She particularly loves history and stories of ancient myths and legends. Authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, and Victoria Holt, the latter of whom wrote gothic mystery/romances, have influenced her own work.

Other interests include photography, painting, music and musical theatre, and dance. Ellen was a ballroom dancing teacher for many years and has also worked in Performing Arts administration.



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  1. Thank you so much for hosting the blog tour for The Feathered Nest. We really appreciate all that you do.

    All the best,
    Mary Anne
    The Coffee Pot Book Club


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