The Books by J.T.Bird
THE CITY THAT BARKS AND ROARS
(For readers aged 10+)
Animals rule the world
They hit cafes for breakfast then nine to five at the office, and fritter away evenings at jazz clubs.
But paradise is still a distant dream, for there are devils amongst the angels.
Lucas Panda is missing; clues on the riverbank suggest he was probably kidnapped. Enter Frank. Who else you gonna call? Hard-boiled penguin and the finest detective in town. And meet his new partner, Detective Chico Monkey - yeah, the wisecrackin' kid with all the snappy suits. But the stakes have been raised; three more creatures are missing and the citizens of Noah's Kingdom are faced with possible extinction. Can the grouchy bird and plucky young ape save the city from doom? Or, will evil prevail and escape the claws of justice?
'Animal noir' peppered with plenty of humour; this thrilling debut novel from award-winning comedian JT Bird is an intriguing blend of Jungle Book and Chinatown (Zootopia for grown-ups?! Watership Down with Fedoras!?) - perfect for fans of animal fiction, or mysteries, adventure and crime. A gripping yarn, packed with weird and wonderful creatures, for youngsters and adults alike (or anyone who's crying out for anthropomorphic detectives!!)
I expected that I would enjoy this book but I had no idea I would like it this much! I was captivated by the world that was created. All of the characters were so original and well crafted that I couldn't wait to meet more of them. Each one had a purpose and fit so well into the story that an enchanting world was created through the characters. Although the characters are all talking animals, this novel could be aimed at any age range and could truly be enjoyed by all. - Aliceandherbookshelf
A quick and entertaining read that I enjoyed and would recommend for anyone looking for a good detective mystery. - LoveReading.Com
An engaging, funny, and dark detective noir about a subversive beast fable. The intriguing world-building has a sense of familiarity that can be easily visualized in readers' minds. There's a good balance between a riveting plot and funny moments where the seedy inner workings of our society become aphotic parodies. J.T. Bird creates a number of interesting anthropomorphized characters from a no-nonsense vulture who's a Police Chief to a tough female wolf detective named Yuriko, who's one of my favorites. Despite their differences, the grumpy Frank Penguin and the optimistic Chico Monkey work well together. Each character, main and secondary, complements each other well and efficiently delivers the well-developed storyline that has more surprises than I expected. A blend of a good narrative and thought-provoking elements, this is an entertaining read. - Readers' Favorite
This book would appeal to those who are interested in furry literature. Bird does a good job at giving different animals different roles in the society he writes about, so it's an interesting look into the furry world. - Furry Book Review
Very entertaining! Lots of chuckles along the way! Will there be a sequel? I hope so. Highly recommend!!! - Goodreads
I applaud the author for self publishing a well thought out story.The plot has a feeling of being a grown up version of a well liked Disney movie, with the characters being many types of animals, and having a crime to solve. Overall, I like this book a lot, and I truly hope the author continues in his journey to expand his body of work. I will definitely read more of what he writes! - Goodreads