Friday, 21 April 2017
Release Date: 28th February 2017
Nominated for the CWA New Blood Dagger in the UK and Macavity First Book award in the USA, and winner of the Prix Cezam Littéraire.
As dawn breaks over London, the body of a young man is discovered in a Notting Hill churchyard. The killer has left DCI Grant Foster and his team a grisly, cryptic clue. It's not until the clue is handed to Nigel Barnes, a specialist in compiling family trees, that the full message becomes spine-chillingly clear. It leads Barnes back more than one hundred years – to the victim of a demented Victorian serial killer.
When a second body is discovered Foster needs Barnes's skills more than ever. The murderer's clues appear to run along the tangled bloodlines that lie between 1879 and now. And if Barnes is right, the killing spree has only just begun . . .
The Blood Detective is a haunting crime novel of blood-stained family histories and gruesome secrets.
‘Expertly plotted and with great attention to detail, this is the start of a series that has already put down substantial roots of its own’ – Mark Billingham.
‘A fascinating and original investigation into the dark roots of our family trees’ – Val McDermid
Brook Cottage Books is thrilled to be organizing a blog tour for THE BLOOD DETECTIVE by Dan Waddell.
The tour will run from 1st - 5th May 2017 and will include reviews, interviews, guest posts and promo posts. Unlimited booking on all dates is allowed. To participate in the tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Your Name
- Blog Name & URL
- Email Address if you're not already a BCB Tour Host
STOP PRESS: For those who are unable to take part in the tour but would love to own a copy of THE BLOOD DETECTIVE, the book is on special offer for the amazing price of 99p over on Amazon for limited time only (until and including 30th April) so grab your copy today! It'd be a crime not to!
Date: 1st May