New Year's Day, 1889. In Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lies dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Londoner-in-exile Inspector Ian Frey. Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient - a girl who had been mute for years. What made her suddenly break her silence? And why won't she talk again? Could the rumours about black magic be more than superstition?
McGray and Frey track a devious psychopath far beyond their jurisdiction, through the worst blizzard in living memory, into the shadow of Pendle Hill - home of the Lancashire witches - where unimaginable danger awaits....
A Fever of the Blood includes an exclusive interview with the author which is available only to audiobook listeners.
"One of the best debuts so far this year - a brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It's clever, occasionally frightening and superbly written - The Strings of Murder is everything you need in a mystery thriller." ( Crime Review)
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By Cosima on 21-02-16
Would you consider the audio edition of A Fever of the Blood to be better than the print version?
Yes, for me the narration was superb.
What was one of the most memorable moments of A Fever of the Blood?
There were many but I liked the part which involved Nettle, it was gentle.
What does Andy Secombe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
He was the voice of this book.
I laughed out loud in parts and was chilled in others, but always entertained.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Witches and Tartan Trousers
Any additional comments?
This is a ripping yarn, with great action and superb narration.
I loved his first book and this one did not disappoint. `i cannot wait for the next one.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By ALP on 09-05-16
An excellent follow up to The Strings of Murder
This book was my first ever Audible pre-order following my love for the first book in the series, "The Strings of Murder". This book carries on the story of McGray & Frey, leaving Scotland to follow the trail of a group of Witches.
While not perfect (there was a bit of a lull in the 3rd quarter) I was again impressed at the authors ability to blend humour with serious mystery without rendering the whole thing a bit silly.
A brilliant effort for the second book in a series, but also only the authors second novel - I look forward to the third!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful