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Blood Atonement by Dan Waddell
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Sep 18, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: genealogy-family-history, fiction, mysteries
Read in September, 2009

Despite one really egregious error about genealogy research (which any American genealogist would know, but I forgive Waddell because he's English), this second in a series mixes murder and genealogy for a cracking good yarn. It's a mixture of amateur sleuth and police procedural with the best of both genres. The plot is perhaps merely an updated version of Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet but anyone who reads the newspapers knows that it is not totally implausible even today. Readers who like British police procedurals and have an interest in genealogy will especially like this series.

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