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A good first book,
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This review is from: In the Blood: A Genealogical Crime Mystery #1 (Jefferson Tayte) (Kindle Edition)
There was a lot I liked about this book. As an amateur genealogist, I thoroughly enjoyed Robinson's descriptions of hunting family history. He was accurate and, with the ever-increasing records that are available, plausible in his portrayal of obtaining family history. This said, that the murderer was as adept at ferreting out family history was slightly less credible. It's to Robinson's credit as a writer, however, that he kept me entertained and "with him" in the story and that it was only after finishing the book I began to wonder at some of the plot lines. As other reviewers have commented, some of the things in the book ARE quite far fetched: why the headstones if the original murderers wanted to obliterate the family? Or did they? That part of the story isn't well developed. The reader is also left with the question as to Lowenna's death. Was it murder or was it suicide? I also wish he had written a bit more about the original family as they journeyed across the ocean. Finally, after JT goes to such lengths with Amy, it was a surprise to see Julia pop up at the end. I would imagine that this will be carried forward in the next book but I was disappointed that she didn't play more of a role in this book.
Reading what I have written, it seems I have a lot to quibble with in this book but actually I enjoyed reading it and look forward to the next. It's made me think and question and be engaged in it.
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Initial post: Jan 25, 2013 7:00:29 AM PST
M. F. Graham says:
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Mark Graves says:
And you enjoy quibbling about quibblers. I enjoy quibbling about quibblers who quibble qbout quibblers.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2014 9:21:32 AM PDT
Well I enjoy...nah, skip it.
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