Thursday, 19 February 2015

Two Parts Bloody Murder by Jen J Danna

Two Parts Bloody Murder
By Jen J Danna with Anne Vamderlaan
Published by Five Star Publishing (18 February 2015)
ISBN: 978-1432830274

Goodreads description
Prohibition was a time of clandestine excess - short skirts, drinking, dancing… and death. But a murder committed so many years ago still has the power to reverberate decades later with deadly consequences.

It's a double surprise for Trooper Leigh Abbott as she investigates a cold case and discovers two murder victims in a historic nineteenth-century building. Together with forensic anthropologist Matt Lowell and medical examiner Dr. Edward Rowe, she uncovers the secrets of a long-forgotten, Prohibition-era speakeasy in the same building. But when the two victims are discovered to be relatives - their deaths separated by over eighty years - the case deepens, and suddenly the speakeasy is revealed as ground zero for a cascade of crimes through the decades.

When a murder committed nearly forty years ago comes under fresh scrutiny, the team realises than an innocent man was wrongly imprisoned and the real murderer is still at large. Now they must solve three murders spanning over eighty years if they hope to set a wronged man free.

My verdict
Yet another great book in the Abbott and Lowell Forensic Mysteries series - this is the fourth book in the series.

A wonderful mixture of historical information, a well-written plotline, forensics and romance. I like the way each chapter starts with a historical fact and how the authors describe the forensics in layperson's terms.

I look forward to the next book.

Thanks to Jen J Danna for sending me a copy of the book all the way from Canada.

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