Birdman

Jack Caffery #1

Mo Hayder

fiction crime mystery thriller
dark mysterious fast-paced

392 pages | first published 1999

Now in Grove Press paperback for the first time, Birdman showcases Hayder at her spine-tingling best as beloved series character Jack Caffery tracks down a terrifying serial killer. In his first case as lead investigator with London's crack murder squad, Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is called on to investigate the murder of a young woman whose body has been discovered near the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, south-east London. Brutalized, mutilated beyond recognition, the victim is soon joined by four others discovered in the same area--all female and all ritualistically murdered. And when the post-mortem examination reveals a gruesome signature connecting the victims, Caffery realizes exactly what he's dealing with--a dangerous serial killer.

What the community thinks

summary of 204 ratings (see reviews)

Content warnings


Expand filter menu View warnings

Moods

dark 100%
mysterious 100%
tense 100%

Pace

fast 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.51