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Precious Blood

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2008

    Kept me turning the pages

    I was quite impressed with this debut novel, and look forward to more from this author. His look into the mind of the killer was uncanny...and spooky! I only had one slight problem with the writing-- there were TOO many sentences with semicolons. I'd prefer to see fewer of these, and see the sentences broken up into two shorter sentences occasionally. I only mention it because it became distracting after a while. Other than that, the book was excellent, and I'd buy the next novel written by Mr. Hayes.

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  • Posted April 21, 2009

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    Shocked and Amazed!!!!

    Precious Blood had my attention from the cover. I found the book from friends on Facebook. Could not put it down, characters were so real you could almost see their faces. Serial Killer had new ways of torture I have never read before. Jonathan's background on death gives his book that realistic feel. You keep checking the newspaper to see if this serial killer is real!! Can't wait to see more of his books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2007

    JDO-Didn't live up to expectations

    The first quarter of the book was good but then it slowed down for me & it was a struggle to finish it. I was expecting a better book.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    For Fans of serial killer investigations

    Following the 9/11 tragedy, Manhattan forensic pathologist Dr. Edward Jenner retires from the medical examiner¿s office unable to cope after having witnessed for weeks afterward the results of the calamity. Edward conducts occasional consulting work.------------ The uncle of East Village resident Ana de Jong pleads with his close friend Edward to help her for she fears for her life. As she explains to him someone brutally murdered her roommate Andrea nailing the Hutchins College law student to a crucifix. Reluctantly Edward takes on the case even while he fears that a ritual serial killer is surfacing and that he mentally may not be able to deal with the horrific deaths that he expects to see. Still more for Ana¿s sake than his morbid curiosity, he digs deeper into the investigation and realizes the killings follow a pattern with each new ritual homicide crueler than the previous ones occur.-------------- Fans of serial killer investigations that emphasize forensic science will appreciate Jonathan Hayes¿ fine entry as the whodunit inquiries dominate the tale. Jenner is a fabulous protagonist as he suffers from post traumatic fatigue syndrome caused by the 9/11 nightmare however Mr. Hayes fails to dig deep into the demons eating at his soul. Still PRECIOUS BLOOD is a fine mystery that sub-genre readers will welcome.------------- Harriet Klausner

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