Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Body Blows: A Joe Grundy Mystery” as Want to Read:
Body Blows: A Joe Grundy Mystery
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Body Blows: A Joe Grundy Mystery (Joe Grundy Mysteries #2)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  43 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Ex-boxer Joe Grundy is embroiled in the intrigues of his own boss, millionaire Leo Alexander, the owner of Vancouver's Lord Douglas Hotel. Somebody has murdered Leo's live-in servant and not-so-secret lover, and Grundy has to get to the bottom of the incident in order to clear the man he's forged a bond with since first coming to work for him as security for the hotel. But ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published June 22nd 2009 by Dundurn (first published January 1st 2009)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Body Blows, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Body Blows

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Denise Spicer
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This 2009 Joe Grundy mystery features the series hotel detective solving a couple of connected murders (one a cold case) as he tries to protect his boss. Lots of action, violence, and some Vancouver, B.C. atmosphere.
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jun 03, 2012 added it
my view is bias It's my dad's But even if it wasn't I would say well worth the read. R.I.P dad
Apr 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Standard murder mystery except the "investigator", Joe Grundy, is head of hotel security / hotel owner's body guard and he's investigating the murder of his boss' fiancee. The boss, Leo, doesn't say much about anything but it turns out he's surrounded by people who have many reasons to wish him ill. Many of these people are his former lovers and his grown children.

Joe lucks into the information he uncovers and he keeps several steps ahead of the police, not because of any flashes of brilliance
Greg F.
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Entertaining enough. I picked up the 2 Joe Grundy books rather impulsively and while I didn't care for the first I thought the author had potential to develop it into a more interesting series. Like you could look back and see it as a good starting point. And I liked the title character a lot. (I was sorry to later learn the author passed away). This follow-up book is a pleasant surprise and a noticeable improvement in the story-telling from the first. Yes it's a pretty predictable plot, standar ...more
Robert Intriago
May 17, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: p-i, 2011
Slow and loaded with cliches.
rated it really liked it
Jun 23, 2010
Mary Kate
rated it liked it
May 15, 2012
Gerald Lee
rated it it was amazing
May 26, 2014
Ann Melious
rated it liked it
Aug 27, 2015
S.L. Eaves
rated it liked it
Mar 12, 2014
rated it really liked it
Apr 02, 2015
Ron Camp
rated it liked it
Jan 30, 2014
Harry Nagel
rated it liked it
Jun 30, 2016
Neil Campbell
rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2013
Tom Glow
rated it liked it
Jun 02, 2012
rated it it was amazing
May 24, 2015
Dundurn Press
rated it it was amazing
Aug 16, 2017
rated it liked it
Apr 26, 2013
David Partridge
rated it really liked it
Jan 07, 2015
rated it really liked it
Mar 17, 2011
Michael Allan Scott
rated it liked it
Jun 07, 2014
R.E. Conary
rated it really liked it
Nov 15, 2016
Toru Omae
rated it really liked it
Mar 10, 2013
rated it really liked it
Jan 20, 2011
David Makin
rated it liked it
Apr 17, 2017
Jason Coyle
rated it really liked it
Nov 13, 2012
Julie Anne
rated it liked it
May 30, 2010
rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2014
rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Marc Strange is a writer and actor. He is co-creator of the hit television series The Beachcombers, and between 1972 and 1990 wrote, directed, and/or story edited over seventy episodes. He has appeared in many Canadian and Hollywood feature films and television series, most recently ReGenesis. Strange is the author of Sucker Punch, a Joe Grundy Mystery (Dundurn, 2007) and Body Blows, a Joe Grundy ...more
More about Marc Strange...

Other Books in the Series

Joe Grundy Mysteries (2 books)
  • Sucker Punch: A Joe Grundy Mystery