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The Blood Detective

The Blood Detective

(2008)
(The first book in the Nigel Barnes series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Macavity Awards Best First Novel (nominee)

"Elegant writing, engaging characters, a cracking climax."
Reginald Hill


When the naked, mutilated body of a man is found in a Notting Hill graveyard and the police investigation led by Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster and his colleague Detective Superintendent Heather Jenkins yields few results, a closer look at the corpse reveals that what looked at first glance like superficial knife wounds on the victim's chest is actually a string of carved letters and numbers, an index number referring to a file in city archives containing birth and death certificates and marriage licenses. Family historian Nigel Barnes is put on the case. As one after another victim is found in various locations all over London, each with a different mutilation but the same index number carved into their skin, Barnes and the police work frantically to figure out how the corresponding files are connected. With no clues to be found in the present, Barnes must now search the archives of the past to solve the mystery behind a string of 100-year-old murders. Only then will it be possible to stop the present series of gruesome killings, but will they be able to do so before the killer ensnares his next victim? Barnes, Foster, and Jenkins enter a race against time - and before the end of the investigation, one of them will get much too close for comfort.

 
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Used availability for Dan Waddell's The Blood Detective


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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Blood Detective (Thorndike Mystery)
Author(s): Dan Waddell
ISBN: 1-4104-1092-7 / 978-1-4104-1092-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Blood Detective (Nigel Barnes)
Author(s): Dan Waddell
ISBN: 0-312-37890-4 / 978-0-312-37890-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : Paperback
thumbTitle: The Blood Detective
Author(s): Dan Waddell
ISBN: 1-5423-5452-8 / 978-1-5423-5452-3
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Blood Detective
Author(s): Dan Waddell
ISBN: 0-14-102565-4 / 978-0-14-102565-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Blood Detective
Author(s): Dan Waddell
ISBN: 0-7181-5416-9 / 978-0-7181-5416-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Blood Ties
Author(s): Dan Waddell
ISBN: 0-7181-4883-5 / 978-0-7181-4883-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Audio Editions

March 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Blood Detective
Author(s): Dan Waddell
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2009 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Blood Detective (unabridged audio book)
Author(s): Dan Waddell, narrated by Colin Mace
ISBN: 1-4074-2464-5 / 978-1-4074-2464-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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2008 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Blood Detective
Author(s): Dan Waddell
ISBN: 1-4074-3119-6 / 978-1-4074-3119-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Blood Detective
Author(s): Dan Waddell
ISBN: 1-4407-2071-1 / 978-1-4407-2071-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Blood Detective: A Genealogy Serial Killer Thriller (Blood Detective Series Book 1)
Author(s): Dan Waddell
Publisher:
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