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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (313 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Waddell Narrator: Colin Mace Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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As dawn breaks over London, the body of a young man is discovered in a windswept Notting Hill churchyard. The killer has left Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster and his team a grisly, cryptic clue...

However it's not until the clue is handed to Nigel Barnes, a specialist in compiling family trees, that the full message becomes spine-chillingly clear. For it leads Barnes back more than one hundred years - to the victim of a demented Victorian serial killer. When a second body is discovered Foster needs Barnes's skills more than ever, because the murderer's clues appear to run along the tangled bloodlines that lie between 1879 and the present day. If Barnes is right about his blood-history, the killing spree has only just begun... Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jojo | 2/17/2014

    " I like genealogy and like crime fiction so this was always going to please me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/17/2014

    " Combine a good mystery with genealogical research and I am totally hooked. This first in a series introduces genealogist Nigel Barnes as he helps solve a series of brutal murders with a link to the past. As he traces ancestors and descendants to find a link, the police are hoping to solve the crimes as soon as they can. Barnes and the police are not only trying to find the killer, but they want to figure out who might be the next victim. And how is the killer able to stay one step ahead of the police? The best thing about this book is that it is relatively clean, and I enjoyed the family history angle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanda | 2/16/2014

    " An enjoyable mystery story with a touch of genealogy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tinglefish | 2/10/2014

    " It read like a genealogist trying to enthuse the public about his interests through the medium of a crime novel. Which it is. And that's not necessarily a bad thing except that it felt like a lecture on the topic and that distracted from the story. The story was also underwhelming as the clues and hence plot were easy to spot so sadly there were no surprises, and this from someone who never normally guesses the murderer. So overall an interesting read but lacking in the story department. Hopefully the second one improves on that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patsy | 1/21/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book, a mix between murder and geneology, looking forward to reading more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz DeCoster | 1/10/2014

    " The mystery in this book was reasonably interesting, but what really caught me was the actual involvement of historical information and genealogy. Many books of this type - crime novels "with a twist" or some other special interest factor - the twist feels shoehorned in or arbitrary. In this book, the historical component felt real, and was actually interesting in its own right. I'm skeptical that this would be able to be turned into a series, since I would imagine the believable plotlines involving the genealogist character in criminal investigations is limited. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 1/9/2014

    " This was a little too simplistic for my liking. Very slow to build with rather flat characters. I think Mr Waddell would be better keeping to genealogy research rather than novel writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Blackstock | 12/4/2013

    " Was really interesting how the author tied in the genealogy to solving the case . Also liked the historical aspect that the murders happened 100 years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 11/30/2013

    " An interesting crime book which delves into the past to try to find the killer of today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Obisbooks | 11/3/2013

    " British mystery with genealogy, which was fun to see how it was used to solve the murders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 10/28/2013

    " Interesting crime, well-written, and a genealogist-detective to boot - I'll be back for the sequels! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 10/11/2013

    " Despite being a little slow in places, this was an enjoyable book, with an interesting premise. The characterisation was a little thin at times, but I enjoyed the way the two stories intertwined and the elegance with which the author tackled the themes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GlenK | 8/10/2013

    " Dan Waddell has written only two Nigel Barnes mysteries to date. I bought both of them on the same day and read them one after the other (something I rarely do). I hope more involving this compelling character are in the works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 7/28/2013

    " This is Dan Waddell's first mystery and it is very good. It is one of the few mysteries featuring a genealogist to get it right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elle Corrigan | 7/19/2013

    " Was bought this as a ebook by my hubby, was very surprised how good it was, easy to get into and a nice twist or two to keep you interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja | 7/17/2013

    " kept me hooked from beginning to end.Can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/2/2012

    " The first book in a detective series, featuring an genealogist who assist the police. Set in London. I really enjoyed thisone "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne Renals-o'kane | 7/12/2012

    " Really enjoyed this book, and the second one. Can't wait for the third book to come along! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/30/2012

    " Enjoyable detective thriller spliced with genealogy, which made me feel guilty for tuning out every time my Dad tries to tell me about our family tree. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilah | 6/7/2011

    " Loved it! See review for Blood attonement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 6/5/2011

    " If you like genealogy mysteries, then this is a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma | 4/21/2011

    " I really enjoyed this one, was that ending an opening for a third, let's hope so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elle | 3/19/2011

    " Like Blood detective, lots of twist and clues to follow, a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 8/9/2010

    " Murders & kidnappings in modern day UK are the result of events in 1890 in the US. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 7/25/2010

    " Another in a series about a genealogist who helps the police solve crimes by studying family history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 7/8/2010

    " This was a wonderful read. The characters were even more vivid and memoriable in the second effort. Nigel, Heather and Grant make quite the team. In addition, the tale revenge was plausible and exciting. The story was mix of a modern police procedural and history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 6/11/2010

    " An interesting mystery with one of the main characters being a genealogist. It takes place in England and Utah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 5/4/2010

    " Although this was an enjoyable book, I wouldn't say that I found it quite as good as the first one. The plot wore a little thin in places and I found it a bit predictable. But, as with his first in this series, well written and full of suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 8/30/2009

    " Genealogy, psycho-thriller, a detective mystery . . . Waddell covers all the bases with this one, and does them well.
    Ending simply screams for another to follow. I'm already anticipating what's to come. "

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