A most unfortunate event has just happened to the Royal family of Nurseryland. The Royal family and a staff member have been viciously attacked by a flock of black birds (once Bluejays) who escaped from a giant pie that was delivered by UPS (The Ultimate Pie Service)! In the ensuing attack, a young maid has lost her nose.
Enter Nathaniel P. Osgood III, the best, and coincidentally, only private detective in Nurseyland. Nathaniel has been hired on behalf of the Royal family to find out who has committed this dastardly deed. Nathaniel sets out to find the culprit and encounters a cast of recognizable characters from childhood nursery rhymes who help point him on his way to solving the case of The Birds.
With The Birds, author Hershel Cozine spins a deliciously wicked little fantasy fairy tale. Readers will recognize many of the characters from the famous nursery rhymes of their childhood, cleverly blended into a delightful, light mystery. This short is satisfying for an adult while still safe enough for a child to read. If you’re in the mood to relive the nursery rhymes of your past with a special kind of twist, give The Birds a read, it will bring a smile to your face.
Gingerbread houses. Poisoned apples. Huffing and puffing until a house is blown down. Nathaniel P. Osgood III, intrepid private eye in the land of nursery rhymes and fairy tales, has truly seen it all. Until now.
When the royal family is attacked by four and twenty blackbirds baked into a pie, Osgood knows this isn't just another everyday case. As the suspects and clues begin to mount, Osgood begins to wonder if anyone will survive to live happily ever after.