Thursday 11 February 2016

A Fever of the Blood by Oscar de Muriel

A Fever of the Blood by Oscar de Muriel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Inspector Ian Frey are back in A Fever of the Blood. It's New Year's Day, 1889 and a patient escape from in Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, but not before he kills a nurse. The strange thing is that the man that escaped was heard talking to a girl that hasn't talked for five years. And that girl is McGray sisters who were locked up after she killed their parents. McGray wants to find the killer, not only because he is leaving dead bodies everywhere he goes, but because McGray also wants to know what his sisters said.

It was quite a ride reading this book. Action from beginning to the end. McGray and Frey are still having a bit of a difficult working relationship and that's part of the charm of reading this series. Lots of hilarious banter. In this book, they have to try to find a crazy killer, or is he so crazy? There seem to be something weird going on. And weirder it gets when it seems that the man is out to kill witches.

I love the mix of historical mystery and paranormal things like witches. McGray is a believer and Frey, not so much. A bit like Mulder and Scully. But, Frey is I think having some doubts about everything is explainable in this book. The story was good, although I must admit that I felt a bit impatient now and then towards during the reading, but that could be just me wanting to know what is going on. But the final confrontation between, well good and evil was great and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

This is a great book for those that are looking for something action-filled, with humor and paranormal mysteries.

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!

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