Saturday, October 10, 2009

Book Review: Precious Blood

Title Precious Blood
Author Jane Haddam
Rating ****
Tags mystery, series, gregor demarkian, roman catholicism 

Second in the Gregor Demarkian series. I read the last in this series and enjoyed it so much I'm working through the whole series. Gregor is a retired FBI profiler of serial killers. He retired during his wife's final illness and now, being retired and a widower, he is at loose ends. A Catholic Cardinal asks him to investigate a case in a parish in Colchester, New York. A woman died there, apparently a suicide, but the Cardinal and one of the homicide detectives think it was murder. Demarkian attends a service the day after he arrives, and the priest, Andy Walsh, a rebellious stirrer of trouble, drinks from the chalice and dies in front of the large congregation.

Well-written book, both in plot and characters, but not as much my cup of tea as the other two in the series I've read.

Publication Crimeline (1991), Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Publication date 1991
ISBN 0553289136 / 9780553289138

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