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Blood Stone

(1988)
(The second book in the Jacob Lomax series)
A novel by

 
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The stone of the title is a ruby, set in a diamond necklace given by Horace Tabor to his second wife, Baby Doe, after he struck it rich in a Colorado silver mine. Stolen along with a few million dollars worth of other jewels in a robbery 20 years ago, it was never recovered; the cache is of reawakened interest when the only man convicted of the crime is paroled. A host of felons, investigators and gumshoes, including Jacob Lomax, a Denver private eye met before in Death on the Rocks , cluster around the ex-con waiting for leads to the treasure. A few murders, one of which the police charge Lomax with, complicate the investigation before its climax in a harrowing search down an 80-foot shaft in an abandoned mine. While Allegretto has assembled promising tough-guy detective-fiction elements, his hard-boiled prose isn't spare enough, nor is the plot taut enough, to carry through the story's potential.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1989 : UK Hardback
Title: Bloodstone
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
ISBN: 0-333-51145-X / 978-0-333-51145-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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August 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: Blood Stone: A Jacob Lomax Mystery
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
ISBN: 0-684-18966-6 / 978-0-684-18966-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

September 1990 : USA Paperback
Title: Blood Stone
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
ISBN: 0-380-71119-2 / 978-0-380-71119-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Blood Stone (Jacob Lomax)
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
ISBN: 1-5318-0154-4 / 978-1-5318-0154-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Blood Stone
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

April 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: Blood Stone
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Blood Stone (The Jacob Lomax Mysteries)
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK   

December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Blood Stone (The Jacob Lomax Mysteries Book 2)
Author(s): Michael Allegretto
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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