Small town mystery

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A fun historical mystery, although the pigeons often take back seat to Pride and Prejudice and Agatha Christie references, as young Olive Bright tackles the challenge of solving a local murder. The mystery heavily tips toward small town gossip over events of the war. Be ready for a slow build following Olive's investigations, all concluded very rapidly in the last couple chapters. The colorful cast of local characters makes a nice whodunnit game, but there's also a lot of exposition to fit in the backstory and motives of so many people.

Learning about pigeons was fun, I had no idea they were such an effective method for communication during WWII. The historical note at the end of the book gives lots of good details to fuel future research on the topic. I'd happily read any future sequels, especially if there's more action and pigeons.

**Thanks to Bookish First for the ARC**