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Blood Brother (Traces #6)

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Forensic investigator Luke Harding is assigned to a hospital with a mysteriously high rate of fatalities. Investigating several suspicious deaths, Luke meets his long-lost father, working as a doctor there. This is no happy family reunion, though, as Luke's father's DNA is found at several of the crime scenes.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published 2008 by Kingfisher (first published January 1st 2007)
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Aramis Daniels
This book was absolutely brilliant! With new evidence being put onto the table (not literally MALC, so don't speak up XD), different suspects are being brought in. It was a bit disappointing that it didn't answer all the questions that were left in the book though; does Luke recover? Will Luke and Jade be paired together? Apart from that, a must-read for detective mystery fans.
This would have been a five star book, if it had ended the way I thought it would. As it is, it's more of a four and a half. So many things - in my opinion - were left unfinished: What happens to Malc? How does the pairing dilemma work out with Luke and Jade? How does Luke change after the tumor? So many questions, it feels like there has to be a seventh book!
Chad Sayban
In the near future city of York, 16-year-old forensic investigator Luke Harding is tasked with investigating why the local hospital has more and more patients dying than ever before. But when Luke and his robotic partner MALC discover DNA evidence linking Luke’s father to the crimes, Luke must confront his family’s past while finding out who the killer is before anyone else dies.

Blood Brother is the sixth installment of Malcolm Rose’s Traces mystery series featuring young Luke Harding. While I h...more
Madeleine J
In Blood Brother, a forensic investigator is recovering from an injury in a hospital when a case pops up, ready for him to solve. In this fictitious world, children are separated from their parents at age five. But in this case, Luke Harding has the chance to reconnect with his parents. The circumstances are not exactly that of a happy family reunion, however, because Luke's father may be a murderer. Luke and Malc, his robot, try to solve the case and preferably prove Luke's father's innocence....more
This is the first TRACES book i've read. And It was good. All i did was to laugh everytime Malc say something. Though Questions was left unanswered in the last page. Though it was an open ending it would but im not satisfied. >.< i'll read the other series then.
I thought this was a good mystery that ahd me on my toes at all times. I espeacially love Malc the Mobile. He has so much spirit. The only problem is that I have read the newest book in the series without knowing that it was #6. So I hope to catch up on that.
I think that this one was kinda sad - cos he found out that he had brain tumor or something. so sad for someone with so much potential - a modern/ sci-fi sherlock in his own way...
Oh well,
Jan 10, 2013 Kirsty added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 12-14 year olds interested in mystery and science fiction
This book was pretty good, and had humour like the other books in the series but I did not enjoy this book as much as the other book. It was still a good read
I feel like there was another mystery in this book that was not addressed. I wish there were more books after this one, they are good mysteries.
Malcolm Rose knows how to tell a mean young adult crime story. And it features his very own crime-fighting Wall-E.
Brinlie Clark
I normally don't read mysteries
But I don't see a next book!!! Ahhh!!!!
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Believe it or not, until Easter 1996, I was a Lecturer in Chemistry at The Open University. I carried out research in analytical chemistry, particularly in the area of health, and I taught mainly organic chemistry. The teaching part of the job predominantly involved writing, with some radio, TV and video work. It also left very little time for fiction writing which I tackled mostly after midnight....more
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