Bay of Blood

Bay of Blood

by A. M. Potter


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World-renowned painter Thom Tyler is murdered in Georgian Bay, Canada. The consensus is that Tyler had no enemies. Why would anyone murder him?

Detective Sergeant Eva Naslund goes to work with a homicide team from OPP Central. They find no useful blood, print, or DNA evidence. They turn to financial forensics and criminal psychology. Tyler’s paintings are worth millions, yet he’s deeply in debt to banks and his art agent. Just as the investigation opens a new lead, courtesy of Tyler’s friend, J.J. MacKenzie, MacKenzie is murdered. The team is back to ground zero—with two murders to solve.

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ISBN-13: 9781644370971
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 03/23/2019
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 745,410
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Bay of Blood 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ReGen 4 months ago
Great read. This is a detective novel with soul. Detective Eva Naslund is a gem. She’s logical and intuitive. She tough and approachable. Looking forward to more Eva Naslund.
MadeUpStories 4 months ago
Potter's murder mystery, 'Bay of Blood' takes the reader to a magnificent setting of Canadian woodlands and water where a baffling murder has left no clues behind. The battered corpse of a world-famous artist, Thom Tyler, is lifted from the bottom of Colpoys Bay, his skiff beached nearby, its bilge filled with blood. "The good news," says Sergeant Chew at the murder investigation meeting, "We're farther ahead than we were two days ago. The bad news? We're not very far ahead." Detective Eva Naslund knows the land, she knows the community and she knew the victim, but the high-profile case quickly spins out of her hands when hard-driving Detective Inspector Lewis Moore is assigned to lead the investigation. Naslund follows Moore's lead as the professional she is, but her local connections take her in directions of her own as she tries to connect the dots. Hold on to your hats because author Andy Potter wastes no time diving in to a fast-paced plot that holds the reader's attention with chilling police work detail and a perplexing lineup of persons of interest, all of whom seem to be prime suspects. Then the twists begin when the case goes cold. An important witness is murdered, and all Naslund has to go on is a hunch. Potter keeps us wondering as the investigation finds more characters and vague motives that point both murders toward an uncertain link to Thom Tyler's background. Balancing captivating descriptions of a close-knit, waterside community full of eccentric characters with blow-by-blow scenes of violence, grief and careful police work, Potter keeps us in the story from page one to the end with his excellent writing and research skills. If you love feeling the danger of murder lurking behind every page, 'Bay of Blood' will keep you reading well into the night.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I’ve never been to the part of Ontario depicted in Bay of Blood, but it feels as though I’ve just returned from there, so vividly is the place portrayed. Potter’s writing made me forget the page; instead I was watching a mystery thriller unfold in my mind’s eye. With plenty of twists and turns, I was satisfyingly kept in the dark until the end. And I would never have arrived without Eva Naslund - a smart, feisty new detective on the scene. I can’t wait for more! Ilana Sophia, Retired Librarian
Anonymous 5 months ago
Really great read. A 'Who Done It' with a twist. Bay Of Bloods, Eva Nasland is insightful and dogged in her search for the murderer of her friend and artist Thom Tyler.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Fast-paced and loaded with insight, Bay of Blood delivers a riveting plot, intriguing characters, and excellent dialogue. The novel expertly entwines police procedure, boating, the art world, and, of course, mystery.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I was hooked from the get-go. I couldn’t put Bay of Blood down. We get a baffling forensic puzzle. We get sailing twists. We get gorgeous descriptions of Georgian Bay, Ontario. Think Snow Falling On Cedars set in Canada. Enjoyed it immensely!
sh-ggaw 3 days ago
Bay of Blood is a vivid page-turner of a procedural – and one that promises more from both its writer, A.M. Potter, and its feisty protagonist, Sergeant Eva Naslund. - by Steve Heighton, Governor General’s Award Winner
Macka44 22 days ago
Some books claim to be page turners. This one is. Great story. Intriguing Tom Thomson tie-in.
etemily 24 days ago
The writing is first-class. I enjoyed the detective team of Naslund and Moore. The murder clues are cleverly presently, with plenty of red herrings, just the way I like it. All in all, an excellent read.
sandran 28 days ago
I loved this book. Didn't want it to finish. I actually started reading it again. Just as good 2nd time around.
jbboa 29 days ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Bay of Blood. I love detective fiction, and it was right up my street. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Anonymous 15 hours ago
Review by Leonardus G Rougoor (author) for, Bay of Blood by A M Potter Having been raised in southern Ontario, and having visited Georgian Bay and the Bruce Peninsula many times, this story comes home for me in a big way. The descriptions are accurate and remind me of being on the shores of this huge bay, which is part of Lake Huron. For someone that has never been on these waterways, it almost feels like being on the ocean. The storm systems and lake effect weather can be quite daunting for the uninitiated. The crime takes place on the water, and as the title indicates there is a lot of blood, but there are few clues. The case has twists and turns, and although the lead investigator, Moore, has his own ideas as to what happened, it is Eva Naslund who figures it all out. Her knowledge of the area and its inhabitants are instrumental in breaking the case. It really is a fast-paced and a thoroughly enjoyable story. A great read that allows the reader to feel like they are there, and at the same time, thought provoking. It will leave the reader asking for more. Well done, Mister Potter.