Dying is the only thing people do with any regularity, and Fiona makes her indecorous living cleaning up after the corpses are carted away. Her childhood best friend, Mary, was the last known victim of Jack the Ripper. It’s been two years since Fiona scrubbed Mary’s blood from the floorboards, and London is no longer buzzing about the Ripper, but Fiona hasn’t forgotten.
And she hasn’t stopped searching for Jack.
When she’s called to a murder in the middle of the night, Fiona finds a victim mutilated in an eerily similar fashion to those of the Ripper, and only a few doors down from Mary’s old home. The relentless, overbearing, and irritatingly handsome Inspector Grayson Croft warns her away from the case. She might have listened, if she hadn’t found a clue in the blood. A clue that will lead her down a path from which there is no return.As a killer cuts a devastating swath through London, a letter written in blood arrives at her door, and it is only then that Fiona realizes just how perilous her endeavor is. For she has drawn the attention of an obsessive evil, and is no longer the hunter, but the prey. Fiona Mahoney is in the business of blood.
But she’s not the only one.
My Rating: * * * * *
|I loved this story. It’s heroine is strong, brave and unique. She also has a bit of mystery to be unlocked in her past. Their isn’t really any romance, but their is chemistry between her and another character that I’m hoping will develop into something more.The story is so well written it had me invested in the characters and the story from the start. The Business of Blood is a historical mystery with a Sherlock Holmes vibe to it.|
Fiona makes her living cleaning up after the corpses are removed, and after the murder of her best-friend Mary Kelly, 2 years ago, through her work she has been following the trail of Jack the Ripper, determined to make him pay. It is definitely personal and almost an obsession with her.The setting is Jack the Ripper’s London, a Whitechapel complete with smog, fog, stench, blood and gore. Add a touch of Gothic supernatural, a heroine who has a rather macabre job and you have a very action packed story. Twists, old lovers, business partners and an annoyingly handsome Inspector soon have Fiona searching for a killer. But will her questions place others in danger? Worse yet, will she be their next victim?
I was done reading it in one week and it still stuck in my head. Now I am supposed to wait another year to get my hands on the next one. Sigh. I Highly recommended this book for fans of historical mystery, Victorian history with some gothic vibes thrown in.
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