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Blood for Blood (John Chase/Penelope Wolfe Regency Mysteries #2)

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In the spring of 1812, the Luddites are on the march, Lord Byron is taking London drawing rooms by storm, and Penelope Wolfe has become a lady's companion. When one of the footmen turns up dead with a knife to the heart, Penelope and Bow Street Runner John Chase are entangled in a web of family secrets and political conspiracy that stretches far beyond luxurious St. James' ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published April 15th 2003 by Poisoned Pen Press
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msleighm
#2 in the John Chase / Penelope Wolfe Recency murder mystery series. This one was much more readable for me than the first. I completed this one in a day.
Carl Brookins
Oct 29, 2013 Carl Brookins rated it really liked it
I am not, generally, a big fan of historical mystery fiction. On the other hand, a well-written novel that really captures the time and the sense of the place can be vastly interesting. When an author does that, we readers can learn a bit more about the real life of the time and place than is typically found in our school text books. That’s fortunate.

Here is an author who immerses us in the life and times of two people in early Seventeenth Century London. Author S. K. Rizzolo has captured and se
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Abigail Bok
Oct 25, 2014 Abigail Bok rated it it was amazing
Another corking mystery from S. K. Rizzolo. In her first, The Rose in the Wheel, the author vividly captured the textures of life in London in 1811. This sequel returns to London but also takes us out into the countryside (which I enjoy more) for a climax that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story delivers local color, brooding atmosphere, and red herrings galore (I was completely suckered by one of the red herrings and got the villain wrong—though when he/she was revealed, the resol ...more
Andrea
Mar 20, 2013 Andrea rated it really liked it
In the spring of 1812, the Luddites are on the march, Lord Byron is taking London drawing rooms by storm, and Penelope Wolf has become a lady's companion. When one of the footmen turns up dead with a knife to the heart, Penelope and Bow Street Runner John Chase with the help of barrister Edward Buckler, are entangled in a web of family secrets and political conspiracy that stretches far beyond luxurious St. James's Square. This is one heck of a good book! Well written with a terrific plot that p ...more
LJ
BLOOD FOR BLOOD – G
S. K. Rizzolo – 2nd in series
Penelope Wolfe, now a lady’s companion, struggles to fit into the fashionable world, encountering people who hide resentment and deceit under smooth smiles. When one of the footmen turns up dead with a knife to the heart, Penelope and Bow Street Runner John Chase are entangled in a web of family secrets and political conspiracy that stretches far beyond luxurious St. James's Square. With the help of barrister Edward Buckler, Chase follows the trail
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Nancy Martin
Feb 07, 2012 Nancy Martin rated it liked it
Recommends it for: historical mytery fans
I really liked this series & hope it continues. The three main characters are likable, intriguing, & intelligent. Their behavior is definitely within the bounds of the era's social standards. Oftentimes, in period mysteries, this is not the case; the heroines tend to flaunt convention in a manner that is not always believable.

The potential romantic triangle of Penelope, Buckler and Chase adds lots of interest & as both men are infinitely preferable to Jeremy...it is difficult to like
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great read love to see real people pop up in books
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I am the daughter of an Italian-American avid reader and an Arkansas farm boy turned oilman. After being raised in Libya and Saudi Arabia, I returned to the United States for high school. In college I majored in English with no clue as to how I meant to support myself, eventually earning an M.A. and becoming an English teacher. Set in Regency England, my mystery series follows the exploits of a Bo ...more
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Other Books in the Series

John Chase/Penelope Wolfe Regency Mysteries (4 books)
  • The Rose in the Wheel (John Chase/Penelope Wolfe Regency Mysteries, #1)
  • Die I Will Not (John Chase/Penelope Wolfe Regency Mysteries, #3)
  • On a Desert Shore (John Chase/Penelope Wolfe Regency Mysteries #4)

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“Young Byron thundered on. “Is there not blood enough on your penal code, that more must be poured forth to ascend to Heaven and testify against you? … Will you erect a gibbet in every field and hang up men like scarecrows?”
Gazing around at the sea of implacable faces, Chase was certain he knew the answer to that question.”
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