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BLOODSTAIN (Det. Jason Strong(CLEAN SUSPENSE Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

John C. Dalglish
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What turns a man into a killer? Can simple words drive a man to commit murder?
Detective Jason Strong must find a killer whose signature is a wine glass. That's about all the police know, except that his victims all share certain similarities.
The case gets personal when someone close to Jason is targeted, and time begins to run out.

In the exciting follow-up to "Where's My Son?", Jason is pushed to find a way to solve this case, before the unthinkable happens.

5.0 out of 5 stars- Another gripping mystery, a fantastic series., August 24, 2012
By The Kindle Book Review "The Kindle Book Review"

5.0 out of 5 stars- Hard to Put Down!, June 19, 2012

Other CLEAN SUSPENSE by John C. Dalglish

'WHERE'S MY SON?'-(Detective Jason Strong #1)
FOR MY BROTHER- (Detective Jason Strong #3)
SILENT JUSTICE - (Detective Jason Strong #4)
TIED TO MURDER (Detective Jason Strong #5)
ONE OF THEIR OWN (Detective Jason Strong #6)
DEATH STILL (Detective Jason Strong #7)

DET. JASON STRONG: COLLECTION #2 (Books #4, 5 & 6)

And A New Series-

CROSSOVER - (Chaser Chronicles #1)
JOURNEY- (Chaser Chronicles #2)

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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Silly and Shallow Story May 14, 2013
By Fran
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Writing a Christian novel is not license to write a trite and silly book. If you have read any police procedurals you will be disappointed by this shallow and silly story. There was not even a hint of police work by the detectives. If you had a serial killer murdering hookers, wouldn't you canvass other hookers on South Press Street in San Antonio and show photos of the dead girls? If you knew the killers drove a black pickup truck, wouldn't you do a DMV search for possible matches?

The only police work in this silly story was to wait for the next dead body to show up. The author is clueless about police work and didn't bother to do any research. The dialogue among the paper cut-out characters was trite and not remotely believable. An author can avoid the "F" bomb without resorting to a Mary Poppins style dialogue. It is utterly unbelievable that detectives would engage in such trite dialogue.

The big "plot twist" is that the female detective is abducted by the serial killer. PUH-LEEZE! Even a dumb serial killer is not that dumb. Very trite and predictable, as we are warned early on that the female detective resembles the killer's victims.

This book is worthless. I wouldn't even want it as kindling to start a fire in my fireplace. You can certainly skip this one. I can only guess where the five star reviews came from.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dalglish does it again! June 4, 2012
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You work with a guy for 5 years, you think you know him. Sheesh! When John first told me he was going to write a book, I thought, sure, just because your son David is finding success as an author.....yada, yada, yada. Well let me tell you, the apple and the tree are definitely both very talented. I thought the first book, Where's My Son, was very good. Bloodstain ROCKS!! John has definitely hit his stride and his writing style shows improvement. I can't wait for Book 3. So, get in their on your breaks, put your ear pods in, and get cranking. Your fans demand more!! Congrats, John!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag January 9, 2014
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Decent story about a serial killer who leaves a trademark wine glass at each murder scene. Starts out with revealing who the murderer is and his motivation for killing these women, but not much more about him after that. No four-letter words that I can recall, and no sappy romances to drag down the story. Good plot and nicely paced, but the characters were mostly one-dimensional and the conversations were often quite hokey. And the clues came gift-wrapped at just the right times to save the day. Overall, I felt as if I was reading the screenplay from a 70's or 80's police drama. Good but not great. Although not very deep, it was still interesting enough that I wanted to keep reading. That being said, I more than likely will read at least another of this series, as I now know what to expect.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another gripping mystery, a fantastic series. August 24, 2012
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This is the second book in a series and it did not disappoint. Detective Jason Strong returns for another murder investigation, the book picks up where the first one left off and it's not long before he is involved in a murder investigation.

I reviewed the first book in the series "where's my son", I stated I needed to catch my breath as the story was fast paced and gripping, this is just as gripping and I am really enjoying following the series.

Detective Jason Strong is an interesting character and I love following his story. This book introduces his new partner Vanessa and she is equally as interesting. You can't help but love the partnership.

The parts about the investigations are the parts which keep me completely hooked, they are so in detail and intricate.

This author does a great job of keeping the reader engaged and the killers are dark characters who do not appear to show any remorse. I don't want to give too much away but this book is a must for readers who enjoy mystery stories with a dark twist.

Another 5 stars from me and I can not wait for the next in the series.

Becky Sherriff (The Kindle Book Review)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloodstain June 3, 2012
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This is the second book I've read by this author, he does not disappoint. I can't say enough good things about this book, if you like a mystery you should give this book a try.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner June 3, 2012
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I just finished this book and had to take a minute to catch my breath. This one is the 2nd in the Det. Jason Strong series and it's as good if not better than the first one. Great suspense story. A serial killer is on the loose and his victims fit a certain profile. Too late they discover that Det. Strong's partner fits the profile so it's a race to find this guy before he kills his latest victim. This author can really tell a story and keep you glued to the end. My heart is still pounding. I can't wait till his next book comes out. Now I have to figure out how to sleep tonight. Maybe I should read a cheesy romance novel next. Nah, I do love my suspense thrillers, and this one is another winner from John Dalglish!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice try...but.... January 10, 2014
By Mwcats
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A decent lil book if you can overlook typos and the simple telling of the story. The characters could have been presented better and the story could have had more "oomph" to it but you could while away a few hours with it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story December 6, 2013
By devon
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The story was pretty good but the numerous grammatical errors were very annoying. There were errors on every single page.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it. Good suspense' Easy
I liked it.
Good suspense'
Easy readindg
Published 1 day ago by Maggie01
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Can't say I really liked this book all that much.
Published 9 days ago by Penny Schramm
5.0 out of 5 stars Homerun
Another quick and easy read that's enjoyable. As much as I enjoyed book one in this series, I think Mr Dalglish hit one out of the park with this one. Read more
Published 14 days ago by SRMyers
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Interesting if not old concept of man turns into a serial killer over a high school slight.
Published 24 days ago by wej
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloodstain
This was a good suspenseful story. Not predictable at all. Good story line. Good character representation. Well worth the money.
Published 26 days ago by lillysmom
3.0 out of 5 stars Story enjoyable but turned off by all the typos
I did enjoy the story, and at times I found it very suspenseful, but I found all the typographical errors distracting. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Donna G.
5.0 out of 5 stars good
just as well written as the first book. very interesting plot enjuoyed reading it very much stay up late to finish this book
Published 1 month ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Very good story. I enjoy his story's. I will buy his books. This is the second one I have read.
Published 1 month ago by Dolores
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I enjoyed the story. I found it difficult to understand why no one found the English /grammar errors. "I" instead of "me"
Was used throughout the book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Fran
4.0 out of 5 stars Bloodstain psycho!
People can be mean, but to allow stupid people's meanness to alter your life to a place of criminality is simply sad! Norman should have taken his friend's advice. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lisa
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More About the Author

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my page.

I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and adopted when I was just a baby.(Some may see the connection in my first book)
I lost my father at 13 and my mother remarried when I was 16, moving us to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
It was there that I met my wife of 31 years, Beverly, and became the father of three wonderful sons. We now have 5 grandchildren.
We moved to Missouri in 1989 and are still here. I became an American citizen in 1991.
I started my first book when I was 18 but it never got completed. Encouraged by my wife, I tried again and have loved every minute.
I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do writing them.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my writing at
( or my webpage (

God Bless, John

Books by John C. Dalglish

"Where's My Son?" (Det. Jason Strong #1)

"BLOODSTAIN" (Det. Jason Strong #2)

"FOR MY BROTHER" (Det. Jason Strong #3)

"SILENT JUSTICE" (Det. Jason Strong #4)

"TIED TO MURDER" (Det. Jason Strong #5)

"ONE OF THEIR OWN" (Det. Jason Strong #6)

"CROSSOVER" (Chaser Chronicles #1)

"Det. Jason Strong: The Early Cases (#1,2,& 3)

"Det. Jason Strong: Collection #2 ( #4,5,& 6)

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