In the Blood

In the Blood

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The fifth in the bestselling series of psychological thrillers featuring Carson Ryder, the detective with a unique perspective on serial killers -- his brother's one. The heat-soaked madness of Alabama's steamy nights are the lifeblood of homicide detective Carson Ryder. His grim past carries a murderous burden that only his laid-back partner Harry Nautilus understands. They are all that stands between the citizens of the city of Mobile and the deranged killers who breed in the swampy heartlands of the Deep South. Now Carson's secret is out -- literally. His murderous blood brother Jeremy is at large. And there's a bizarre new case involving an abandoned infant, a murdered S&M-loving televangelist, Neo-Nazis and satantic rituals. The case leads them to a renowned geneticist and a possible link to the crime of the century!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 26mm | 446g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0007269102
  • 9780007269105

Author information

JA Kerley worked in advertising and teaching before becoming a full-time novelist. He lives in Newport, Kentucky, but also spends a good deal of time in Southern Alabama, the setting for his Carson Ryder series, starting with 'The Hundredth Man'. He is married with two children.show more

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Australian praise for 'Blood Brother': 'A gripping read! a well-constructed and very gory slice-and-dice thriller' Sydney Morning Herald 'Highly pleasurable! Kerley writes elided, hard prose that forces concentration on his expert, cinematic plotting' Weekend Australian 'A brilliant story from Kerley' Daily Telegraph 'Crime fiction fans will tumble for this tense and clever tale' Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin 'Captivating' Herald Sun. 'Zips through a series of good twists and turns! tense and bloody!highly recommended' Canberra Times Praise for the Carson Ryder series: 'Superb stuff.' Independent on Sunday 'Kerley will truly scare the pants off his readers. This one's another winner from a writer moving towards the top of the thriller heap' Publishers Weekly 'Kerley, who writes like a house fire, has a boundless and truly ghastly imagination that'll keep you awake long after you turn the last page' Kirkus 'A fascinating and frightening take on the genre' Independent on Sunday 'A chilling journey into a pitch-black mind' Michael Marshall, author of 'The Straw men' trilogy 'A sturdy hero with a clearcut mission and a setting that holds possibilities for fresh adventure. Kerley writes in a thrusting style that pushes the action from crime scene to autopsy table' New York Times Book Review 'Superb! fantastic' Sunday Expressshow more

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424 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 31% (133)
4 42% (176)
3 22% (94)
2 4% (16)
1 1% (5)
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