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Circle of Blood (Forensic Mysteries #3)

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Cameryn Mahoney works as the assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado. But if that's not hard enough, her long-lost mother has made a surprise return to Cameryn's life. When her mother picks up a mysterious young hitchhiker, Cameryn senses that the girl is running from something. But before she can find out more, the girl is found dead?with a gun ...more
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Published February 28th 2008 by Viking Books
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Nicole Baker
Cameron and her father work great as a team. Cameryn is very interested with death and likes her job. Then all of a sudden things start to change. Cameryn's mother who she has not seen in years has just returned, and Cameryn has just been offered a scholarship and her ex is still out there. Things seem to be going wonderfully for Cameryn. Then all of a sudden a suicide is called in. She is the first coroner to report. She sees that the girl is young and when she sees the girls face...she is spee ...more
Mr. Z
In this 3rd book in Alane Ferguson's forensic mystery series, brilliant high school enigma Cameryn continues finding herself in the middle of dangerous situations that only she seems able to solve. The reappearance of her long-lost mother is hard enough to deal with emotionally, but when her mother becomes involved in the murder of a Jane Doe, complications couldn't get any harder to handle. Cameryn must find the truth about what happened to the Jane Doe and somehow balance her feelings and obli ...more
Alyssa Severino
The main character in this book is a girl named Cameryn Mahoney. She lives in Silverton, Colorado. However, Cameryn is not an average southern girl. Cameryn is a coroner’s assistant and the coroner himself is her one and only dad. They work great as a team. Cameryn is very interested with death and likes her job. Then all of a sudden things start to change. Cameryn's mother who she has not seen in years has just returned, and Cameryn has just been offered a scholarship. Things seem to be
Even though it's been almost two years since I re-read the first two books in this series, it was very easy to get back into the loop and reconnect with the story, and its characters.
That's probably due to the great characterisation. The author really manages to create realistic and individual characters. An example is Lyric, Camaryn's best friend (who sadly doesn't appear very often in this book). She's an unique and affable character, and a great friend to Camaryn. Their friendship is an aspe
Alanna (The Flashlight Reader)
Once again I can say that I am so proud of myself for reading outside of my normal genre. I have been continuing to read The Christopher Killer series because a co-worker told me how good these books are. Circle of Blood is the third book in the series and is a hauntingly realistic forensic murder mystery… A far cry from my normal fantasy books.

Like all of the books in this series, this one was extremely detailed. If I were writing a forensic mystery novel, I would base my entire content off of
Douglas Cootey
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I really enjoyed this book and thought it was well-researched. The author has obviously done her homework. Cameryn is a senior in high school who works part time as the assistant to the coroner (her father). She is dealing with her mother, who has been MIA since she was a little girl. Then she randomly meets a young girl named Mariah, who her mother has picked up at a gas station, but the girl runs away. She thinks nothing of it, until a girl is discovered dead a few hours later and it turns out ...more
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Forensic Mystery
By Alan Ferguson
Being a coroner's assistant means that Cameryn has seen more gore than your average seventeen-year-old. But even Cammie is shocked when Kyle O'Neil, the most popular guy in school, discovers the gruesome corpse of their English teacher murdered in his own bed. As Cammie gets involved in the case, she finds herself drawn to Kyle, and considers trusting him with the secret that she can't even tell her father. But when their relationship starts to move toward romance
Rebecca S
Cameryn Mahoney, daughter of a coroner, has had her life turned upside down. Her ex-boyfriend murdered one of her favorite teachers, and she went to him for comfort because she had no clue about the culprit. She was investigating the murder, when she is kidnapped by her boyfriend and is almost fried from the inside out. Her mother also has reappeared in her life and is causing a lot of stress for Cameryn. This all happened in the second book of the series, The Angel of Death. Cameryn has changed ...more
Cassa M.
The circle of Blood
Alane Ferguson
Pages: 252

The Circle of Blood is about a girl named Cameryn who is an assistant to the coroner who happens to be her father. Cameryns mom Hannah Left fourteen years ago and just reentered Cameryns life. When Cameryn has to start solving a new case with her dad she finds out that her mom might have been part of the death of a fourteen year old girl. They found a girl dead In an alley and they think she commited suicide but theres a twist in the stor
“The Circle of Blood”, written by Alane Ferguson, is the third book in the “Forensic Mysteries” series. Even though it is similar to the second book in the series (“The Angel of Death”), I didn’t seem to enjoy it as much. It was a good mystery, but I feel like it went a little too much into the gory details of death.
This book starts out with Cameryn, the coroner’s daughter, finally meeting her mother. They had been separated for most of Cameryn’s life (she is 17) and so Cameryn is trying to le
Brooklyn Bartlett
Cameryn Mahoney is a seventeen year old girl who is the coroner of forensics to her father, and her grandmother does not approve of it. Cameryn's life has gone downhill ever since her long lost mother, Hannah Mahoney re-enters her life. In Cameryn's job she gets to see all sorts of deaths.
Cameryn was at the gas station when she sees Hannah with a young girl, whose name is "Mariah". Mariah was apparently getting a ride with Hannah but Mariah was strange to Cameryn. Mariah stole Hannah's wallet
Alane Ferguson is the author of The Circle of Blood. Penguin Group Publishing published this book in 2008. This book would be considered a forensic thriller, but it also falls into the coroner’s fiction and mystery fiction categories. The Circle of Blood is part of a series of books, this one being the second. It is about a seventeen-year-old girl, Cameryn, who is an assistant to her father. Her father doesn’t do any normal work though; he’s a coroner for the town of Silverton, Colorado. A coro ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Meet Cameryn Mahoney. She's not your average high school senior. She's the assistant to the county coroner in Silverton, Colorado. Most kids her age find her fascination with all things forensic rather bizarre, if not macabre. But Cameryn is intrigued and has gained the (reluctant) respect of local law enforcement and medical personnel alike.

The story starts off with Cameryn and her father handling a fatal car accident. The victim affects Cameryn and her f
Brook Baker
Alane Ferguson

"Circle of blood" is the thrilling 3 book in the "Christopher Killer"'s series. It features Cammie's mom, Hannah, coming to Silverdale to get to know her daughter. Among dealing with the obvious emotional issues that would come along with having your long-lost mother back in your life, she also has to deal with the fact that her mom may be a part of the latest murder case. And, horror of all horrors, she might be too.

Cammie discovers more about herself and the secrets she grew up
Apr 29, 2008 Huiling_mei rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: advisorybooks
Cameryn Mahoney’s mother had came back into her life and she brings with her a hitch hiker girl. On Cammy’s hand she wants to know the truth about her other sister Jean. The reason she died was because her mother was on drugs and killed her by accident. That hitch hiker girl was found dead later on. The police thought it was a suicide, but really she was running away from a life where she was married off to at a very young age such as 14. In the end she was really murder by those people who bel ...more
The Circle of Blood by Alane Ferguson is the sequel to the Angel of Death. Continuing the story of the seventeen year old Cameryn who works with her father as an assistant coroner, Cameryn is associated with a homicide in this book which the case involves her mother, whom she just met again. The victim, with being called so many names, was shot on the head mysteriously at the back of an alleyway and her braids where cut off a sign of psychological cause. Throughout the book, Cameryn is trying to ...more
The Circle of Blood is the third book in Alane Ferguson’s young adult “Forensic Mystery” series.

Cameryn is a senior in high school and works with her father, the local coroner. She dreams of becoming a medical examiner, but these dreams are put into jeopardy when she investigates the death of a young drifter. Cameryn believes her mother may be involved and compromises her professional integrity to help her.

I hate when female characters make stupid decisions, and it seems to happen in almost eve
There was just one part that in the beginning that kept nagging at me, even when I finished the book." 'I killed your sister.' The words hung in the air. Killed. Your sister. Cameryn couldn't take it in. I'm sorry—what did you say?' ”(Ferguson 26). I'm sorry, but those two lines are one of the worst sentences ever. First of all, it doesn't fit Cameryn's character. For a girl who's portrayed as this super-forensic-genius, she sounds pretty dumb to me. And secondly, what kind of reaction is that? ...more
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Jun 23, 2008 Allison rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any of Alane Ferguson Fans
Fergusson, Alane Circle of Blood, pgs.238 Viking Juvenile. Language~PG, Sexual Content~G; Violence~PG-13; In the third title of her forensic mystery series, Fergusson plunges her readers back into the gore and science of forensic detective work. The book begins at the scene of a car accident where the driver, not wearing his seatbelt, has been decapitated. Ferguson picks up the story of Cameryn Mahoney where she left off in Angel of Death. This book focuses more on the sudden appearance of Camer ...more
I think I would've loved it if I had read this in...I don't know, intermediate. But after being bombarded by so many crime tv shows, this doesn't really stand out that much. Although I do have to give some credit to Alane Ferguson for doing her homework and research properly to make the procedures look real and authentic, conveying a sense of verisimilitude which must have been hard to achieve when talking about such morbid, grotesque things like cutting a head open. The autopsy scenes were very ...more
I wanted to rate this book higher- but it's not quite a 4. 3.5* would be a good rating. This is the third book in a series called Forensic Mysteries. The mystery is very good but Cammie stumbles upon the solution almost by accident. It also takes a long time to build up to a crisis and so it's a bit slow getting there. And I want to say that I'm not in the least bit squeamish but the forensics part of this series is a bit too much. It was very well researched but do I really want to know how the ...more
All the characters return in this third book of the Forensic Mystery series. Nice development of characters and their relationships, though I was pretty annoyed with the main character for lying and keeping secrets. One of my book pet peeves.

Book Description
Publication Date: January 8, 2009 | Series: Forensic Mystery
Cameryn Mahoney works as the assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado. But if that?s not hard enough, her long-lost mother has made a surprise return to Cam
Cameryn is a young girl, who lives in the town of Silverton. Its cold and in the middle of winter. Silverton, a quiet, itty-bitty town, where everyone is about their own business. Cameryn works as an assistant coroner to the coroner, also known as her father. Cameryn tries to figure out what happened in her childhood past and what made her parents separate, as well as the so called suicide located in an alley of a baby doe. When Cameryn sees the baby doe for the first time their is a shocking l ...more
Such a great teen mystery series. I hope to read more from the author, seeing that publishing is up in the air. Cameryn is the main character. She is so likable and smart and spunky. So easy to get wrapped up in her life. The forensics are interesting and I appreciate the depth the author goes to in researching for each book.
Mar 01, 2011 Rachal rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone 13+
The third book in the series, and in my opnion the best. I don't really like the style of writing, but the story is fresh and new. Not many people are willing to write about murders and autopsies and then market their books to teens. The main character is a girl, but that doesn't mean guys won't like this book. I believe there should be an age limit on the book. Because of the graphic details from everything gory in this book, there should be a limit on this book. On top of that, there is also t ...more
17 yr old Camryn is a prodigy in forensics and assistant to her father, the coroner. When a teenage hitchhiker is found dead, and Camryn's mother, who has recently reappeared in her life, is implicated, Camryn doesn't know what to do. I didn't realize this was the third in a series when I started the very last part of the ending didn't make any sense to me. My bad. And I was frustrated when Camryn knowingly withholds evidence about the case and isn't held accountable. However, the myster ...more
Sandra Stiles
In this third book in the series, Cammie is trying to build a relationship with her mother and keep peace at home with her father and grammaw. She is looking forward to college and believes she has a scholarship from a prestigious college. Cammie’s mother tries to help a young frightened girl. When the girl steals her mother’s wallet and then turns up dead, Cammie withholds evidence in the hopes of proving her mother had nothing to do with the case. This step may cost her the very job she’s work ...more
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Alane Ferguson was born in Cumberland, Maryland, in 1957. She attended the University of Utah and Westminster College where she studied journalism. Later, Alane became interested in writing for children, mostly, she says, to follow the example of her mother, successful author Gloria Skurzynski. Her mother has written over fifty-seven books for children, while Alane is currently completing her thir ...more
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