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Friday, January 14, 2011

Blood in the Water by Gillian Galbraith

Blood in the Water , finally, the last of the December books!  I read Danielle's review (actually, it was her second review of  this series that caught my interest) a while back and checked with the library, but they didn't have any of Galbraith's books.  So I ordered a copy.

I liked Alice Rice and, since Edinburgh is my favorite city, the book has two-fold appeal.   Blood in the Water is the first in the series, introducing Alice and her superiors, co-workers, and partner.  I would expect all of the characters will be fleshed out further as the series proceeds.

Although I found myself questioning a few details, I liked the novel; I especially like that I began with the first one and have three more in the series to read.  This give me the opportunity to watch the way Galbraith develops the series, the characters, and her technique without having to wait a long time for the next book to be published!

Fiction.  Crime/Police Procedural.  2007.  194 pages.


  1. I started with the second book and went back to the first to start from the beginning. I like it as well, though agree that Alice doesn't feel quite as developed as she hopefully will be. I do like her though and have ordered the third book and am waiting impatiently for it now. I think the series has lots of potential1

  2. Your first review caught my interest, and I added Galbraith to my list. I'm looking forward to more. I'm hoping she will add more Edinburgh details!

  3. I love watching criminal shows (you can give me a channel of 24/7 Law & Orders and Criminal Minds and I'm set) but could never really get into that genre for books. Isn't that weird?

  4. I got this as well after having read Danielle's review. I was in Edinburgh twice and loved it so much that at one point I was thinking of going to live there. I'm really looking forward to read it and am glad I got book one first as well.

  5. Christina - :) I like both books and television!

    Caroline - My daughter and I were in Edinburgh once for the Fringe Festival--a marvelous experience!