Sunday, November 22, 2015

Blood Will Tell: A Dorothy Martin investigation by Jeanne M. Dams

Dorothy Martin can get in trouble no matter where she goes.  She and her husband are at Cambridge.  Alan is at a police conference and she's free to wander around.  She finds a door open and goes into a lab.  She can smell the taint of fresh blood and sees some spilled on the floor.  She also saw a small piece of white lab jacket.  She scoots back out the way she entered so she won't be the next victim.

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 1st.

I enjoy Ms. Dams books and this one was good, too.  If you haven't read any of her others, try them while you wait for this one to be published.

She runs to Alan and shares what she saw.  By the time they return, there's no blood.  The locals think she might have misunderstood what she saw, but Alan knows better.

The mystery moves a bit slowly as Dorothy and Alan piece together what happened.  They have to think about it from the right angle. They talk to a lot of people and get snippets of truth.  The story is intertwined with the students, the adults, and a bad decision years ago.  One student doesn't want to tell the whole truth.  Another disappears.  You'll keep turning pages to see what happens next.

The solution wasn't something I saw coming which pleases me as a big mystery reader.  Dorothy has made some new friends along the way, too.  I'm sure they may have cameo appearances in future books.  It's like visiting old friends again and that's a lot about how I feel about Dorothy and her husband when I read these books.

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