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Bloodstain (Jason Strong, Detective #2)

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What turns a man into a killer? Can simple words drive a man to commit murder?
Detective Jason Strong must find a killer whose signature is a wine glass. That is about all the police know except that his victims all share certain similiarities. The case gets personal when someone close to Jason is targeted and time is running out.
In the exciting follow-up to Where's My
Kindle Edition, 165 pages
Published May 27th 2012 (first published May 2012)
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Short but sweet. This was a nice crime story without the author resorting to trashy gimmicks to try to amp up the suspense level. The characters were nicely written and were not obnoxious. It's refreshing to read this kind of book without having torture porn, sex and lame backstories added. There will apparently be a third book to this series, which hopefully means there will be many more Jason stories to come. Worth a read.
*I won this book in a GoodReads First Reads giveaway*
Becky Sherriff
Aug 24, 2012 Becky Sherriff rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in a series and it did not disappoint. Detective Jason Strong returns for another murder investigation, the book picks up where the first one left off and it's not long before he is involved in a murder investigation.

I reviewed the first book in the series "where's my son", I stated I needed to catch my breath as the story was fast paced and gripping, this is just as gripping and I am really enjoying following the series.

Detective Jason Strong is an interesting character
Marguerite Czajka
Jun 11, 2013 Marguerite Czajka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a police procedural, not really a mystery. I worried a little because sometimes books described as "clean" or "Christian" can be (to me) preachy. That is not the case here. It is clean, I don't need graphic sex scenes in a mystery - they always seem included just as a gimmick anyway. And no preaching.

This is the second book, I didn't read the first, but I plan to track it down. It worked well as a stand-alone. The writing was very good and the storyline took me along to the end.
Gail Williams
Enjoyed this one. I hadn't read the previous Jason Strong novella, but this wasn't an issue in reading Bloodstain. The narrative was engaging and the prose well formed. Would happily read another from Mr Dalglish.
Bloodstain is a relative short story about a serial killer who leaves a trademark wine glass at each murder scene. He targets certain women who are tall, brunette and in their 20’s. Detective Jason Strong and his partner Vanessa are assigned to investigate the cases. After killing a few women, the killer then targets Vanessa after observing her at a press conference about the case.

This was a pretty good story with a decent plot, which was nicely paced. However, there was little character develop
Aug 01, 2012 Joyce rated it really liked it
This was short, quick reading and very well done. The protagonists are San Antonio police officers, one a pregnant woman, the other a man. Women are being shot while tied to trees in a local park. They are nude and posed with a wine glass in their hands. You know who the antagonist is from the start, but the procedural work done by these officers in locating and capturing this killer was captivating.
Kim Bishop
Sep 23, 2014 Kim Bishop rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved every aspect of this book. I listened to the audiobook, and thought that Paul Heitsch did an excellent job. Especially because as he read the female characters parts, he didn't give them the "Minnie Mouse" voice, nicely done Paul!
The story line was very exciting, Detectives Jason and Vanessa trying to find a serial killer on the loose. The latest victim survives and the detectives are able to piece the killers identity together with her help, but will it be in time to save the killer's
Rita McDowell
May 26, 2016 Rita McDowell rated it it was amazing
Okay I am definitely hooked!

This series by John Dalglish is absolutely addicting. He has proven that you can write an interesting book without using the famous four letter words and without including explicit sexual encounters by the characters in the book. I am very impressed and definitely hooked on reading this series. Thank you Mr Dalglish for writing a truly enjoyable series of well written fiction. Outstanding! I have actually recommended your books to my grandchildren that are in high sch
William Wygle
Feb 12, 2015 William Wygle rated it really liked it
The second entry in the Jason Strong series is an improvement in storytelling and character development,compared to the first book, WHERE'S MY SON?
As always, I never get into plot details for fear of spoiling anything about the book.
I will say that Dalglish spins a thrilling tale with complelling characters and page turning action.
I give it four out of five stars. On to book 3.
I almost forgot that my favorite thing about this book series is that there is NO foul language or sex. That's a big p
Another great Christian mystery form John Dalgish! Detective Jason Strong form "WHERE'S MY SON" is back in Bloodstain and this time he's up against a serial killer! the body of a young woman is found in a secluded spot propped up against a tree, a wine glass in her hand and a gunshot to the heart! Jason and his partner, Vanessa are called into investigate the murders, as a killer waits in the shadows! Who will he kill next? Where will he strike next?
Stacy Boyles
Aug 28, 2014 Stacy Boyles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story begins right where Where's My Son? finishes. Detective Jason Strong is the link between the two stories. This story was as good as the first one and kept me on edge till the end. I listened to it on audio and really liked the narrator. He has a nice voice and handles the different characters well. I am so excited because I checked and there are several more books by Dalglish. I will definitely read them all.
Sep 06, 2012 Annk rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book and had to take a minute to catch my breath. This one is the 2nd in the Det. Jason Strong series and it's as good if not better than the first one. Great suspense story. A serial killer is on the loose and his victims fit a certain profile. Too late they discover that Det. Strong's partner fits the profile so it's a race to find this guy before he kills his latest victim. This author can really tell a story and keep you glued to the end. My heart is still pounding. I ca ...more
Maxine M. Cenker
Mar 23, 2016 Maxine M. Cenker rated it it was amazing
Another great mystery

Great job. Thanks John Dalglish! Love your books! They are fast reading , and keeps you in suspense to the very end. Gotta get more of your books .
Mar 09, 2016 Zenaida rated it really liked it
The writing on the wall!

I think your books are so good, like watching a movie hanging on to the person next to you. They should be made into mini series. God bless and keep them coming.
Ozetta Goodwin
Oct 25, 2015 Ozetta Goodwin rated it really liked it
Good but fast read

I enjoyed this mystery and liked the characters. I believe he could have written more of a back story for the main ones. This would be a good author to keep an eye on.
bonnie kirchner
Jun 15, 2015 bonnie kirchner rated it it was amazing

This was a good book but a little short. I like a longer thriller. It had a very good story. I am getting ready to read book three in this series.
Lisa Kinard
Jan 18, 2015 Lisa Kinard rated it it was amazing
Another Great Book!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The storyline was good. John Dalglish is a very good author. Love his books! They really keep my interest going. I highly recommend this book to all readers.
Jan 05, 2016 JEANNIE FORD rated it really liked it
Sweet but not sugary

Choosing clean suspense was actually an accident. But the well done characters made that a moot point. Jason Strong almost reminded me of "Hotch". Perhaps in a better world.
Dec 16, 2014 Gary rated it it was amazing
Excellent Clean READ!

As an avid suspense junkie, Bloodstain held my attention to the very end. Will recommend to ANY reader to thoroughly satisfy the suspense thirst
Lori Henrich
Nov 20, 2013 Lori Henrich rated it really liked it
I like this second story in the Jason Strong Detective series. They are well written and you don't have to worry about bad language or stupid sex scenes.

Norman has a port wine birthmark on his face and it something that causes him to get teased and picked on. He finally works up the courage to ask a girl out and she laughs in his face along with her girlfriends who over hear the conversation.

Jason is on the hunt for a serial killer who leaves his victims naked, leaning on a tree and holding a bl
Mar 06, 2015 Geraldine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This isn't the best book I ever read but it was interesting to me because it is set in San Antonio.
Aug 16, 2014 Gef rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psycho-thriller
Review coming soon.
Juliana Lyon
Aug 23, 2013 Juliana Lyon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This is the second Dalglish book I've read this week and I am really enjoying them. The writing is top rate with none of those nail on chalk board mistakes that many first time authors make. Fast paced story, likable characters, and when it says "clean suspense" it means it!
Sep 10, 2012 Diane rated it really liked it
This is the second in the Jason Strong series and it did not disappoint. It is a fast read and there were a few grammar mistakes but the story was suspenseful and I found myself unable to put it down til I was finished. I look forward to the next installment from this writer.
Jenene W.
Apr 05, 2016 Jenene W. rated it really liked it
This the second novella in the Detective Jason Strong series and it did not disappoint! Looking forward to reading more!!
Nov 12, 2012 Collin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a fan of thriller stories and this fit the niche perfectly. It's a quick and brisk read that entertains. Recommended.
Rena Narron
Good read. Short & entertaining. It was just very, very predictable from the beginning.
Good mystery - I rated it 4 stars.
Jun 24, 2012 Bev rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
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