Bloody Valentine

Bloody Valentine

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This year Valentine's Day isn't for romance. It's for murder.

Mega rich restaurant owner Jack Barnes and his second wife Zee are very much in love. However, their plans for Valentine's Day are about to be torn apart by the most violent murder.Who is the strange figure plotting this sick crime? Who hates Jack that much? There are plenty of suspects living in Jack's fancy block of flats. Is it them, or could it be the work of an outsider with a twisted mind? One thing's for sure, the police have got their work cut out solving this bloody mess.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 9mm | 106g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special edition
  • 0099556758
  • 9780099556756
  • 3,122

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A thriller that will have you whipping through those 130 pages. Marriage and murder make the perfect combo and this short story is bloody brilliant
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A satisfying read for sad singletons slumped on the sofa of despair: Valentine's Day going horribly wrong for the rich * Mail on Sunday * A thriller that will have you whipping through those 130 pages. Marriage and murder make the perfect combo and this short story is bloody brilliant * Company *
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About James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
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Rating details

1,965 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 22% (435)
4 29% (571)
3 33% (652)
2 12% (237)
1 4% (70)

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by anis
Bloody Valentine is a very short (122 pages) murder mystery in the Quick Reads series by James Patterson. Valentine's Day, and mega-rich restaurant owner, Jack Barnes, is planning to take his pregnant wife away for a weekend. But before they can even meet for lunch, Jack receives an exquisitely wrapped but shocking gift that will change his life. The story follows the movements of Jack, his wife, Zee, and the cruel and clever killer as the violent murder is planned and carried out. Inspector Amy Stuart and Sergeant Ben Miller (possible characters for a later novel?) set out to solve the Bloody Valentine. Set in London, this is essentially a locked-room mystery, and, perhaps because it has not been co-written with another author, it is quite good for a very short more
by Marianne Vincent
As usual James Patterson doesn't disappoint with 'Bloody Valentine'. A thrilling murder mystery of the best kind, this quick read will have you riveted until the very last more
by Megan Statham-Danckert
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