A Matter of Blood

A Matter of Blood

Book - 2013
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In a world steeped in darkness, a new breed of evil has fallen...

London's ruined economy has pushed everyone to the breaking point, and even the police rely on bribes and deals with criminals to survive. Detective Inspector Cass Jones struggles to keep integrity in the police force, but now, two gory cases will test his mettle. A gang hit goes wrong, leaving two schoolboys dead, and a serial killer calling himself the Man of Flies leaves a message on his victims saying "nothing is sacred."

Then Cass' brother murders his own family before committing suicide. Cass doesn't believe his gentle brother did it. Yet when evidence emerges suggesting someone killed all three of them, a prime suspect is found--Cass himself.

Common links emerge in all three cases, but while Cass is finding more questions than answers, the Man of Flies continues to kill...
Publisher: New York :, Ace Books,, ©2013.
ISBN: 9780425258460
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY PIN


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Leshka Dec 10, 2013

Serial killer cop drama, with a bit of the supernatural thrown in. Being a veteran reader of Val McDermid's books, I recognized the slow-starter as one of those books to sock you in the end. I didn't get all of the puzzle until the last 30 pages. Can't wait to read the other books in the series.

mrmervis Aug 10, 2013

A little slow to start for me, but once it got going I found it pretty interesting. The final quarter really moved quickly.

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