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Weedy533
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Murder of Crows

I read  a book recently that referred to a flock of crows as a "murder". Does anyone know what book this was in? Possible Steig Larrson's? If so which one?

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Re: Murder of Crows

There's a book by Richard Barrett from 2003 titled Murder of Crows (ISBN: 1844010791) & a 1988 one by Margaret Duffy (ISBN: 0449215636). Personally, I think it's one of those phrases that a mystery writer couldn't help but to use. But yes, a group of crows is called a "murder" (see Wikipedia's entry on the matter)! Holly

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My sister remembered. It was from The Art of Racing in the Rain. Wonderful book one of my all time favorites. The story is told from the dogs perspective.

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Weedy533 wrote:

I read  a book recently that referred to a flock of crows as a "murder". Does anyone know what book this was in? Possible Steig Larrson's? If so which one?


 

 Donna Andrews writes a Meg Langslow series. One of the books had quite a long description of Murder of crows and many more bird related collective words. Jeez, I just do not know how to describe it.

 

http://www.rinkworks.com/words/collective.shtml

 

This should help or not, it is interesting.

BTW her books, Donna Andrews are hysterical.

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