Killer Nashville Book of the Day
Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery by Lucienne Boyce
Reviewed by Kaitlin Chaparro
In Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery, Lucienne Boyce pulls you in from page one with life-like characters that give feeling and promise to the story. The writing style and description in this work of historical fiction are simple but give you a very clear picture of what each character and setting looks like: I felt that I was right in the middle of everything going on.
The year is 1795, and there has been a murder in Barcombe Wood. Josh Castle, the gamekeeper of Lord Oldfield, has been found dead with fatal a blow to the back of the head as well as broken legs, arms, and ribs. Was it the poachers who feel their rights were taken away when the wood was enclosed? Was it this mysterious, eerie boogeyman “Bloodie Bones” that the townspeople keep talking about? Did the murder occur because of the victim’s family history?
Whatever the reason, it is up to Bow Street Runner Dan Foster to figure it out. Dan goes undercover, changes his name, and joins a gang of poachers in order to find out what they know, and how far they are willing to go in order to get their stolen land back. How far will Dan have to go in order to figure out who killed Josh Castle and why? Bloodie Bones will have you staying up into the early hours of the morning alongside Dan Foster to bring the murderers to justice.
Lucienne Boyce, who has always been fascinated by the Georgian era, obtained her MA in English Literature with a special concentration in eighteenth-century fiction in 2006 from Open University. She published her first historical novel To The Fair Land in 2012, which was awarded the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval. She is currently working on the sequel to Bloodie Bones.
Kaitlin Chaparro is an avid reader who loves a good cup of coffee or tea and a book to fall into. A lover of music, she enjoys relaxation music and jazz, but also Spanish and light rock. She plans start a blog where she will regularly review books.
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