The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was fascinating. I enjoy books which flip between different centuries and this was a good one. A murder victim is found with what look like scratches, but turn out to be a file reference to the city archives. Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster and his partner Detective Superintendent Heather Jenkins get Nigel Barnes, a local genealogist, to help with the reference. Soon this murder is followed by another and another. All the time the detectives are following the clues to the murders, Nigel Barns is looking in the genealogy of the people killed. Eventually he stumbles on the motive in a 100 year old murder, but it appears to be too late. Chief Inspector Foster has gone missing.
While the plot was a little improbable, it is after all fiction and there have been stranger crimes and who is to say why some murderers do what they have done. This was fast paced, action packed and intelectually stimulating and what more can you ask from a book? I'll be reading more by this author.
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