The Blood Detective by @danwaddell a Nigel Barnes police murder #Mystery @BrookCottageBks

Rosie Amber

The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blood Detective is a British police murder mystery with a genealogy theme, set in London.

Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster is called to the crime scene of a gruesome murder. The victim had been stabbed through the heart and had his hands severed. During the autopsy a mark on the victim’s chest appeared to be a genealogy search reference number. The police call in Nigel Barnes, genealogist, to help trawl through ancestry data in search of clues.

Barnes uncovers historical evidence in old newspapers of a triple murder trail which mirrors today’s victims, as body number three is found. With the media demanding answers, a suspect is arrested, but Foster believes they have the wrong man, as Barnes digs deeper into the case and the clock counts down for the next victim.

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