- File Size: 3580 KB
- Print Length: 376 pages
- Publisher: Books to Go Now (May 16, 2017)
- Publication Date: May 16, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06ZZ262S7
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #593,477 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Snifter of Death (The Bloodstone Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Inspector Rudyard's story continues with a tale of a summer gone agley: men of stature are dropping dead all around him, women are being terrorized by a knife-wielding Stocking Sniffer, a competitor / colleague is looking to pulp his face in, and there are two women in his life: 'nuff said.
Both his professional and personal lives are full of complications and every time you think Ruddy might have a solution, something else goes awry.
But it's not all dark; some of the complications in his life are downright funny, like those posed by his dog and the neighbor boy.
Book Two of Ruddy is even better than the first; whether you love murder mysteries, nineteenth-century England, strong handsome protagonists, or fascinating killers, you'll love Snifter. Highly recommended.
Ruddy… equally fun read.
Det Bloodstone must figure out who is committing these crimes and also keep his nemesis at bay while beginning a new relationship with a woman who doesn't run in the same social circles as he does.
Will he be able to figure out all the crimes before another happens and he is unable to prevent more tragedy.
This is the first book that I have read in this series so I wasn't 100% sure how everything was going to go.
I really liked Detective Bloodstone and he definitely had his hands full with everything going on around him. I found the rivalry between the London Metropolitan Police and the city police interesting and it's too bad that they try to out do each other so much but I loved the angle it presented in the book.
I really loved the character of Graciela Robson and felt terrible with what she went through 16 years ago. I am not surprised that she never got over what she went through and I do think she wouldn't have had much success with the courts at that time because of the different classes that were involved. She was so broken inside from what occurred that she felt there was only one way to move on. I had no idea what was going to happen to her and was very sad with the twist that involved her - not what I was looking for.
This book had a few great twists and I look forward to more from this author.
Alternately, we meet Detective Bloodstone and follow along as he investigates crimes involving a man who steals nylon stockings from women - while the women are wearing those stockings. This case has a humorous spin, which provides relief from Graciela's darker story. Eventually Bloodstone is also assigned the murders of some high-profile men, and this is when the characters' lives intersect and plot twists catch us by surprise.
We spend a lot of time with Bloodstone in his personal life, which, for me, has its pros and cons. I enjoyed getting to know him, and the minor characters with whom he interacts added much life and to the story. But at times I felt things, such as the ongoing issue with the boxing match, detracted from the two criminal cases and the seriousness of the content.
The author does a brilliant job of capturing this era in history. The way the characters interact, their dialogue, and the descriptions of places all combined perfectly to place me within the story. I felt what it was like to live in 1889.
I have not read the first book in this series, though I now want to! This book reads well as a stand-alone.
*I was provided with an ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.*