Blood Is Blood
A bombing injures private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker, leaving it up to his soon-to-be-married junior partner Thomas Llewelyn to find the person trying to murder them both before it's too late—in the newest mystery in Will Thomas's beloved series.
In 19th century London, Cyrus Barker and his associate Thomas Llewelyn are renowned private enquiry agents, successfully employ...more
Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn have become highly successful enquiry agents. But with success comes enemies. With only a fortnight before Thomas is to marry Rebecca, a bomb destroys their offices. With Barker in a coma, it is up to Thomas to uncover the villain. When a contractor goes missing, his wife comes to Barker & Llewelyn for help. Help appears unexpectedly in the shape of Barker's brother, Caleb who has been in Americ ...more
Publication Date: 11/14/18
How in the world have I managed to miss this author and this series? This is basically the tenth book in the series because I think one of the others was a .5 book. I loved the characters of Barker and Llewelyn as well as the other members of the ensemble cast. The book is well plotted and well written and even has a bit of humor.
Cyrus Barker is a self-made man whose parents were missionaries. They died during a cholera epidemic in China wh ...more
It all started with an assistant who despises Mondays. Things always go wrong on that particular day of the week for him. Sure enough, he's stressing about his upcoming wedding, his office gets bombed, causing his employer to be seriously injured. While Llewelyn tries to clean up and assess the damages, his employer's long lost American brother shows up unexpectedly causing them to have ...more
The tenth entry in the Barker and Llewelyn series finds me just as satisfied with this series as I was following my reading of all the others. Will Thomas writes these two characters in such a way that they are both realistic and their relationship throughout the series has matured and developed at an even pace. This story has Thomas Llewelyn solving a case by himself after six years of working with Cyrus Bar ...more
What it's all about...
Llewelyn and Barker...they are turn of the century private detectives. This book is one of the later books in this series. In this one their office is bombed and Barker is hurt while Llewelyn is left to figure out how all of this happened. Then...out of the blue...Barker’s rough and tumble brother shows up...from America. He wants to help find the bombers, too!
Why I wanted to read it...
I love books like this and I immediately grew fond of Llewe ...more
I don’t like spoilers so I am not going to give any. But I am not giving ...more
This book contains more strong female characters, and their interactions with their m ...more
Thomas Llewelyn is about to be married. Trouble is, his office with Barker has been blown to bits, with Barker in it, and it is up to him to find out who from their past wants them dead. There are almost too many candidates to consider. In addition, Barker’s brothe ...more
Not my favorite of the series—can't say I particularly cared for the insertion of Cyrus's long-lost brother—but still a fairly enjoyable mystery.
This book wasn’t as good as I’d hoped it would be. While the writin ...more
Thomas Llewellyn was very young and fresh out of prison when Cyrus Barker hired him originally. He is now twenty-six and has gained much experience and confidence during his years working with Barker. When the current plot begins, Thomas is looking forward to his marriage.
Cyrus Barker is a bit mysterious, but through t ...more
In this 10th installment featuring 19th century London Private Enquiry Agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn, Thomas is preparing for his wedding to Rebecca Cowan, a widow.
"I detest Monday's with all my soul," Thomas says. He and Barker are in their office when an explosion occurs. Someone dynamited the building. They both survive, but Barker is seriously injured.
Caleb Barker arrives from America. The two brothers ...more
Will Thomas, born 1958 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is a novelist who writes a Victorian mystery series featuring Cyrus Barker, a Scottish detective or "private enquiry agent," and his Welsh assistant, Thomas Llewelyn. The Barker/Llewelyn novels are set in the 1880s and o ...more