Wealthy heiress Kerenza Trezise was about to marry the man she loved…until she committed suicide in front of the entire wedding party.
Private investigator Blake Hollow is hired to find out why. Physically and emotionally damaged by a near-death encounter with a serial killer, Blake knows this case is an opportunity to relaunch her struggling P.I. business.
But as she attempts to infiltrate one of Cornwall's richest families at their impressive Frenchman's Creek estate, she learns that the Trezises have their own dark secrets to protect, and a shocking legacy of madness, horror, and death.
Worse still, they’ll do anything to stop Blake’s private investigation from revealing the truth, including deception, intimidation, and perhaps even murder.
They say family is forever. But they have never met the Trezise family...
Down in the Blood is a fast-paced and creepy Gothic murder mystery that draws on Cornish folklore and the occult. Fans of British crime fiction will love tenacious private detective Blake Hollow as she delves into another confounding murder case.
Family is all that matters
A story the entwined the past of a notorious family, local folklore and the very personal life of Blake. It is a journey that elicit all kind of emotions (horror, sorrow, hope and love) with an intensity that is hard to put it down.
With an piercing writing, Richards navigates in multiple levels, from human connections to social issues and historical events.
I’m looking forward for the next chapter in Blake pathway.
Malcolm Richards has done it again...
In the 2nd installment of the PI Blake Hollow series, Malcolm Richards once again expertly crafts a story that hooks you from the beginning and won’t let you go until the very final page. PI Blake Hollow stumbles upon a case of a secluded family with deep and longstanding secrets. As she endeavors to solve the mystery of a young woman’s apparent suicide, she quickly uncovers a much larger mystery with many twists, turns and surprises. Malcolm’s expert story telling, vivid use of prose and three dimensional characters make reading this book a true pleasure. The storyline will keep you thinking and guessing to the very end. This is a must read, but be sure you read PI Blake Hollow #1 “Circle of Bones” first. I very much look forward to the next book in the series.
A chilling story with an unexpected ending
This is the second book in the series and just like the first it is very well written and thought through. The description of the scenery and weather is so vivid I could actually feel it getting chilly. Aside from learning about the new case that PI Blake Hollow is working on we get to know her and her family a bit better.
This is certainly a page-turner and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.