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Bloodstain (Jason Strong, Detective #2)

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  264 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
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
Paperback, 121 pages
Published May 28th 2012 by createspace (first published May 2012)
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Mar 29, 2013 Rachel rated it liked it
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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
May 09, 2013 Gail Williams rated it liked it
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.
Sep 01, 2014 Lilmissmolly rated it liked it
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
Scott Wright
Dec 01, 2016 Scott Wright rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
What a short and exciting story! Well played. There were a few technical issues that probably needed looked at, like being off being in a forest alone and not hearing two lumberjack guys romping through the forest with chainsaws and even dropping them. I would also say as a police officer with the slightest hunch that a partner was in trouble an address check would be done to send even a single patrolman in the area that direction. Exciting to the end however!
Kim Bishop
Sep 23, 2014 Kim Bishop rated it it was amazing
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 06, 2012 Annk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Lori Henrich
Nov 20, 2013 Lori Henrich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
William Wygle
Feb 12, 2015 William Wygle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Stacy Boyles
Aug 28, 2014 Stacy Boyles rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 01, 2012 Joyce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 31, 2016 Ryan added it
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?
Juliana Lyon
Aug 23, 2013 Juliana Lyon rated it it was amazing
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!
Jul 13, 2016 Zenaida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Sep 10, 2012 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ozetta Goodwin
Oct 25, 2015 Ozetta Goodwin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Rebecca Hollingsworth

This book was very fast paced, adventurous, mysterious, and will keep you reading to find out what happens next. I personally couldn't stop reading until the last page.
Jan 05, 2016 JEANNIE FORD rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Lisa Kinard
Jan 18, 2015 Lisa Kinard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Marilyn Lawrence
My review of " Bloodstain".

this was a great and fast read. I'm going to download the next in the series and snuggle up and get started.
This the second novella in the Detective Jason Strong series and it did not disappoint! Looking forward to reading more!!
Maxine M. Cenker
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 .
Dec 16, 2014 Gary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 12, 2012 Collin rated it really liked it
I'm a fan of thriller stories and this fit the niche perfectly. It's a quick and brisk read that entertains. Recommended.
bonnie kirchner
Jun 15, 2015 bonnie kirchner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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.
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Mar 08, 2015
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Jul 21, 2016
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