- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd (10 Aug. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0727882112
- ISBN-13: 978-0727882110
- Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.8 x 22.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 507,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Blood Never Dies (Bill Slider Mysteries) Hardcover – 10 Aug 2012
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"A sly wit that leavens this richly detailed mystery is a bonus."
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About the Author
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the author of the internationally acclaimed Bill Slider mysteries and the historical Morland Dynasty series. She lives in London, is married with three children and enjoys music, wine, gardening, horses and the English countryside.
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Convinced this is murder, Slider first has to identify the corpse and that takes him and his team on a merry dance, through, tattoo parlours and Soho Porn studios. As they trace the pattern of his recent life Slider finds nothing that adds up to who this man actually was.
This is a fascinating and intriguing mystery, just who and what was the mysterious Robin Williams.
We meet again with the elegant fastidious Detective Sergeant Atherton, slider's sidekick and friend; and always a delight is Slider's boss Detective Chief Inspector Fred `The Syrup' Porson he of the famous malapropisms. An old-fashioned copper who dislikes meetings, hates politics and is allergic to golf. Bald with shaggy eyebrows no one ever invites him to a brainstorming breakfast meeting. When Slider brings him up to speed on the case he growls. `A case of walking your chickens before they can run, if you ask me'
After a couple of days when all the leads seem to present even more questions, Sliders morning report to Porson brings forth `Well, feelings are in the eye of the beholder' What lines are you pursuing?
Well plotted with a satisfactory conclusion, a Cynthia Harrod-Eagles book featuring Bill Slider is always a joy and this one does not disappoint only when I turn the last page and wonder how long I will have to wait for the next one.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes
As people they interview are found dead they fear they may have found a serial killer but there are also indications their first victim may be linked to some rather sinister activities. This is an exciting well written crime novel and I found it an excellent read. There is plenty of humour, some marvellous one liners and some amusing chapter headings.
I like Bill Slider as a character and he has to be one of the most likeable detectives in crime fiction. The series can be read in any order as there is enough background information about the series characters private lives to keep the reader informed.
Present are the usual assortment of colleagues who fans of the series have gotten to know and love, despite (or perhaps because of) their quirks and eccentricities, of course their boss, DS Porson, master of the malapropisms, who "used language like a man flailing at wasps - - usually effective, but never a pretty sight."
Meticulously plotted, the author brings matters to a most satisfactory resolution. As much as the mystery itself, and the wonderful characters who inhabit it, among the most enjoyable ingredients of this series are the charming descriptions, of people and places, employed by her, e.g., "scrawny frog-eyed Hollis, with his despairing hair and feather-duster moustache [who] made Peter Lorre look like a model from a knitwear catalogue;" the aforementioned building owner, "short and swarthy, his head emerging from his shoulders without the bother of a neck;" one character who had "so many spare tyres round his neck he looked as though his chin was resting on a stack of crumpets;" another who had teeth "so white he'd have been useful to have around on a rocky shore in the fog;" a bouncer whose "chest was so broad his nipples were in different time zones.Read more ›
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Good but not one of the best Bil Slider books, not much suspensevPublished 12 months ago by Angela Kershaw
The Slider detective series is underrated and seems to be a well kept secret. would make excellent TV series too. Always look forward to the next bookPublished 19 months ago by Healthy Lady
Another in the series of Bill Slider detective stories. Cynthia Harrod-Eagles stories are for readers who like a slower pace book, characters who are well crafted, and good... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Email Bod
I have only read the 'Bill Slider' books from this writer but am transfixed by their detail and by their humour, should be made into a series a little on the lines of Beck in... Read morePublished on 13 Jan. 2014 by S. Gregory
I enjoyed reading this book, i am a big fan of Cynthia Harrod Eagles books. I have read all the Dynasty series, the 3 Kirov books and all 15 of the Bill Slider Mysteries, plus... Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2014 by Cynthia Hardy
HE DOES NOT HAVE A NEW BOOK OFTEN ENOUGH, BUT AS SOON AS I READ ONE IS BEING RELEASED, I BUY IT....I LOVE SERIAL BRITISH DETECTIVES AND CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS!Published on 20 July 2013 by Kathylene Privitera