The Blood Detective (Nigel Barnes #1)
When the naked, mutilated body of a man is found in a Notting Hill graveyard and the police investigation led by Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster and his colleague Detective Superintendent Heather Jenkins yields few results, a closer look at the corpse reveals that what looked at first glance like superficial knife wounds on the victimâ€™s chest is actually a string
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first in series AND debut novel
Copycat killings of victorian crimes. Interesting geneological murder mystery. This series has great potential
Du coup je suis allée chercher le deuxième tome à la bibliothèque et j'ai même vu qu'il y en avait un troisième ...more
This book gets an “A” for premise but u ...more
This is Dan Waddell lives in London with his son The Blood Detective is his debut novel published in 2008, most of other books where factual ones. Most notable is the book to the TV programme ‘Who Do You Think You are.’ Living in London gives him a good insight to the area written about in the book. His work with the TV programme and book to go with it ‘Who do you think you are’ makes him a reliable source for the family research part of the book.
The books theme ...more
It's not the best start to DCI Grant Foster's day: standing over a mutilated body in a windswept London churchyard. Although the killer has left a cryptic and brutal clue.
It is only when the clue is handed to Nigel Barnes, a specialist in compiling family trees, that the full message becomes spine-chillingly clear. For it leads Barnes back more than one hundred years - to the victim of a demented Victorian serial killer.
If you're looking for a slightly different twist to the sta ...more
Waddell has an excellent cast to solve this mystery. Nigel is young, in ...more
Het verhaal begint in het Londen van nu. Op een kerkhof wordt een lichaam van een man gevonden. De handen ontbreken en op het lichaam zijn krassen te zien. Deze krassen bli ...more
Dan Waddell’s BLOOD DETECTIVE gives the reader an opportunity to consider the generational memory of a killer looking for retr ...more
Waddell’s plotting is ingenious. The past really does come back ...more
The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell is the first book in a new mystery series starring London genealogist Nigel Barnes. Barnes has recently returned to his work as a family history researcher after an unsuccessful attempt to become a university professor. He's frustrated at the lack of work within the occupation until hired by police detective Grant Foster and his partner Heather Jenkins to discover the meaning behind a code carved into the body of a murdered body found in a churchyard. The code ...more
"But Foster was in no mood to be optimistic. When he sniffed the air, he noticed only one smell: trouble."
"Detective Heather Jenkins, her wild black hair tied back in a ponytail..."
And that's just on the first page.
And also from the first page - what is it with this genre and smoking? Are mystery readers all butt fiends? Most of the ...more
This character is still there in DCI Grant Foster, but the main ch ...more
Dan Waddell is the journalist commissioned to work on the book accompanying the series 'Who Do You Think You Are?' so he unde ...more
DCI Grant Foster (at least he doesn't walk around wearing sunglasses all the time), Detective Heather Jenkins and crew are on the trail of a serial killer who is carving cryptic clues into the bodies of his victims. The clue leads them to Nigel Barnes, genealogy expert, who helps them decipher the clue. Once Nigel starts digging it becomes clear that the current crime spree is tied to a Victorian era serial killer. But how and wh ...more