Blood Ties (Naomi Blake Series #6)

( 1 )

Overview

A Naomi Blake mystery
When Alec and Naomi take a much-needed Winter holiday in Somerset, they encounter local eccentric Eddy Thame, a historian and metal detectorist obsessed with the Monmouth rebellion of 1685 and the alleged Kirkwood treasure. A few days after their arrival, Eddy is found dead. Reluctantly, Alec and Naomi become involved, but they soon realise that Eddy seems very different to the rather dotty individual they encountered in ...

See more details below
Hardcover
$23.77
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$27.95 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $19.13   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Blood Ties (Naomi Blake Series #6)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price

Overview

A Naomi Blake mystery
When Alec and Naomi take a much-needed Winter holiday in Somerset, they encounter local eccentric Eddy Thame, a historian and metal detectorist obsessed with the Monmouth rebellion of 1685 and the alleged Kirkwood treasure. A few days after their arrival, Eddy is found dead. Reluctantly, Alec and Naomi become involved, but they soon realise that Eddy seems very different to the rather dotty individual they encountered in the local pub . . .

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
At the start of Adams's satisfying sixth Naomi Blake mystery (after 2007's Legacy of Lies), Naomi, who was a police officer before an accident blinded her, and her police officer husband, Alec, set out for a holiday in Somerset, where they've reserved a room at a B&B near Glastonbury. Naomi hopes to discuss their plans for the future after past problems, but they're distracted by the death of Eddy Thame, an amateur historian with a keen interest in the Monmouth rebellion of 1685, whom they meet at the local pub. Eddy, who was in his late '60s or early '70s, fell down the stairs of his house, but was it an accident or foul play? Susan, the pub's landlady, and a host of other well-defined characters lend support as Naomi and Alec investigate. Naomi mounts an ingenious defense in the climactic showdown with the killer. (Feb.)
Kirkus Reviews

A busman's holiday in chilly Somerset brings blind ex-DI Naomi Blake and her husband, DI Alec Friedman (Legacy of Lies, 2007, etc.), up against another murderer.

There's so little to do in the little hamlet outside Glastonbury that it's no wonder the B&B that welcomes Naomi and Alec is faltering. And the village loses one of its chief attractions when local historian Eddy Thame tumbles down a flight of stairs to his death. But Sgt. Andrew Dean is quick to spot the telltale signs of murder, though he needs help finding a motive and a guilty party. Was the dotty old man killed because he'd found a treasure hidden by the fleeing Catherine Kirkwood, whose father had unwisely backed the Duke of Monmouth's 1685 bid for the English throne, and whose subsequent adventures Eddy had chronicled in Roads to Ruin? Or does the motive lie in a more recent historical episode, the death of four teenagers, including Eddy's beloved daughter Karen, in a one-car crash? By the time the question is answered, Alec, who's told Naomi that he's thinking of leaving the force, has the decision of whether to continue taken out of his hands.

Adams (The Power of One, 2009, etc.) adds a guilty suicide, a ne'er-do-well brother, a false claimant and a hostage-taking into the mix, but somehow it never seems very suspenseful, or very mysterious. Maybe that B&B ought to shutter its doors after all.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780727869593
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: Naomi Blake Series , #6
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Adams has performed on Broadway in "An Inspector Calls" (Tony and Drama Desk Award) "Match, Enchanted April, I Hate Hamlet" (Outer Critics Circle, Theatre World/Clarence Derwent Award, Drama Desk Nomination) and "The Crucible." Her films include "Lemony Snickett: A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Wonder Boys, Happiness, " and "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle." She has appeared on television on "Frasier, Relativity" and "Citizen Baines."

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Blakes room

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)