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Blood Brother (Traces #6)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  221 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
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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Jul 29, 2010 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Aramis Daniels
Apr 09, 2014 Aramis Daniels rated it really liked it
Shelves: traces
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.
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
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Nov 08, 2011 Madeleine J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: qr-2011-12
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
Nov 25, 2008 Hanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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.
Oct 09, 2010 Kay-c rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 02, 2011 Ellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
But I don't see a next book!!! Ahhh!!!!
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
Brinlie Searle
Aug 25, 2009 Brinlie Searle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I normally don't read mysteries
Jan 28, 2012 Traci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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,
Feb 13, 2009 Gunne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Malcolm Rose knows how to tell a mean young adult crime story. And it features his very own crime-fighting Wall-E.
Apr 16, 2009 Steven rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
it was ok
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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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Traces (7 books)
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