Turkey solves Murder Most Fowl
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Seamus is a shamus – a private investigator who just happens to be a turkey – and a little down on his luck. When Ms Ermine – a fur-coat wearing cat with plenty of cash – asks Seamus to take on a case investigating some shady characters, he jumps at the chance. What luck! But what follows is a dark, clever and hilarious tale of murder, conspiracy and crooked creatures. A playful and brilliantly funny take on detective noir fiction with an all-animal cast of characters.

Published October 2019 by Little Island Books and written by debut author, Jed Lynch. The story line has a wonderful imagination with fantastic characterisations, especially my favourite, the dodgy nightclub ‘pig’ bouncers. The whole book plays out with a great sense of Irish humour and I highly recommend it for all ages!

This is my first time illustrating for this innovative, independent, Irish publisher and I loved it. With pretty much free rein, I illustrated 20 black and white illustrations plus the cover.

It’s available in most of the major online bookstores.

Stephen Stone
Derby, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 01332 602822

Stephen illustrates for both commercial and contemporary markets. During the past 6 years, he has been successful in generating over 35 published picture-books, working with many h… Show more.

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I hired Steve to illustrate a playful non-fiction picture book for Charlesbridge called Bugs Don’t Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids. I was drawn to his use of colour and texture, and the liveliness of his characters. Throughout the process of working on the book Steve’s attention to detail was highly evident. He followed our art direction to a “T”, happily making many minor tweaks that helped us ensure the visual accuracy of the insects throughout the book. I’d be thrilled to work with him again on more books (and I hope we do!).
— Sarah Richards Taylor, Charlesbridge Publishing