Snifter of Death
by Chris Karlsen
on Tour November 1 – December 2, 2017
The summer of 1889 was proving to be a strange one for Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner.
They had a sexual pervert loose. The man didn’t actually harm women but threatened them at knife point, fondling them, and ultimately stealing their stockings.
Far more serious were the murders of influential men, which appeared random other than they were all killed by arsenic poison. Never had he and his partner had cases with so little workable evidence.
Also, the rivalry between him and his detective nemesis at London’s other police department was intensifying. That nemesis was the boxing champion of their department and looking to challenge Rudyard, who never trained as a boxer.
Besides Rudyard’s pride being at stake, and the pride of his station, his nemesis also had in his possession a photograph of the woman Rudyard cares very much for. The new lady in Rudyard’s life had captured his heart and he’d fight the devil himself to save her reputation.
Genre: Historical Suspense
Published by: Books to Go Now
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Number of Pages: 376
Series: The Bloodstone #2 | This is a Stand Alone Novel
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More: According to the author Snifter of Death does not include: Excessive Strong Language, Graphic Violence, Explicit Sexual Scenes, or Rape. There are other potential trigger situations. PICT staff has not read this book, however and cannot give additional information.
Read an excerpt:
“What address do you show for the Cross family?” the Vicar asked. Her mind went completely blank. Finally, she blurted the only one that came to her, which was no doubt wrong. “Park Lane.”
The Vicar smirked. Not smiled. Smirked. That meant it had to be wrong.
“I suggest you start there. In the meantime, I will have my housekeeper escort you out. I don’t know what you’re playing at but I don’t care for mischief. You’ll do your soul a good turn to drop a coin in the poor box on your way to the street.” He rang a small bell on his desk and the housekeeper came. “See this lady out.”
Graciela stood on the top stair of the chapel cursing her luck when a man’s disturbingly familiar laugh interrupted her thoughts. She took a quick step to the left and flattened herself against one of the portico pillars. The horrible laugh rippled over from close by. It sounded like Detective Bloodstone’s from the morning she’d bailed out Addy. He’d said something that sent the shine boy scampering away and had all the detectives snickering, including Bloodstone.
Taking a deep breath, she peered around the edge of the pillar expecting to see the detective. His presence would’ve been the perfect end to this entire St. Jude’s Chapel mission-turned-catastrophe. To her great relief, it came from a carriage driver. She hadn’t noticed a group of them gathered at the corner waiting to be hired. Graciela, you had no reason to be frightened. You’d done nothing wrong. Stop being such a ninny.
She left the church and headed home. Zachary would be getting up from her nap soon. The whole way home she questioned her luck. A dozen people are murdered every day in London.
How hard can it be to kill someone?
Excerpt from Snifter of Death by Chris Karlsen. Copyright © 2017 by Chris Karlsen. Reproduced with permission from Chris Karlsen. All rights reserved.
I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.
My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.
I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write three different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is Dangerous Waters. The newest is The Bloodstone Series. Each series has a different setting and some cross time periods, which I find fun to write.
I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and five wild and crazy rescue dogs.
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1. 11/01 Review @ The Literary Apothecary
2. 11/02 Interview @ Mythical Books
3. 11/03 Showcase @ Bound 2 Escape
4. 11/03 Showcase @ The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
5. 11/04 Review @ Cheryls Book Nook
6. 11/04 Showcase @ Chill and read
7. 11/06 Showcase @ Buried Under Books
8. 11/06 Showcase @ The Pulp and Mystery Shelf
9. 11/07 Guest post @ Aurora Bs Book Blog
10. 11/08 Showcase @ 411 on Books, Authors, and Publishing News
11. 11/09 Guest post @ Loris Reading Corner
12. 11/10 Showcase @ Readaholic
13. 11/11 Showcase @ Books, Dreams, Life
14. 11/13 Interview @ CMash Reads
15. 11/14 Interview @ Writers and Authors
16. 11/14 Review @ Quiet Fury Books
17. 11/15 Showcase @ Tome Tender
18. 11/16 Showcase @ BooksChatter
19. 11/21 Review @ sunny island breezes
20. 11/28 Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews
21. 11/29 Review @ Lets Talk About Books
22. 12/01 Review @ just reviews
23. 12/03 Excerpt @ Suspense Magazine
24. 12/04 Blog Talk Radio w/ Fran Lewis
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