Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on six continents. He is the former editor of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society magazine and a contributing field editor for Asian Geographic. He has made good use of his aviary interests with his Birder Murder Mystery series, the first of which, A Siege of Bitterns, won the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, and introduced readers to Domenic Lejeune, a reluctant French-Canadian police inspector working in rural England. Following A Pitying of Doves and A Cast of Falcons, the most recent in the series is A Shimmer of Hummingbirds (Dundurn). Steve Burrows lives in Oshawa, Ontario.