Blood in the Water (Gregor Demarkian Series #27)

Blood in the Water (Gregor Demarkian Series #27)

by Jane Haddam
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Blood in the Water (Gregor Demarkian Series #27) by Jane Haddam

Blood in the Water

Jane Haddam

Martha Heydrich lives in a very big, very expensive house in Waldorf Pines, a very rich, very gated community west of Philadelphia. She drives a flashy pink sports car, joins all the local commitees, sticks her nose in everyone's business—and gets on everyone's nerves. She is also, it is rumored, to be having an affair with a local teenager. The very same teenager who is discovered one night—by Martha's husband—floating dead in the community pool…

Besides blood in the water, there's a fire in the pool house—and another corpse. The police assume the charred remains belong to Martha Heydrich, since she's nowhere to be found. But when DNA tests reveal it isn't Martha at all, but an unknown man, they turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to get to the bottom of it. The killer could be a jealous husband, runaway wife, or psychotic neighbor. But whoever is guilty, Demarkian wants to make sure their next gated community is a maximum security prison…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250016386
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Series: Gregor Demarkian Series , #27
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 293
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

JANE HADDAM is the author of more than twenty novels, but is best known for her books featuring Gregor Demarkian. A finalist for both the Edgar and Anthony Awards, she lives with her family in Litchfield Country, Connecticut.

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Blood in the Water 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of this series. The author's characters are interesting and well-developed, as they are in this novel. However, the plot is very thin and boring, and has more dropped threads than an amateur weaver's tablecloth made on a faulty loom. It's a if the author started to go one way, changed her mind, went another, changed her mind again, and so on. Too many false starts and stops to count. Simply put, what little plot there is doesn't hold up to scrutiny. When the killer is revealed, one looks back at the storyline and goes "what?" The killer's motives aren't very convincing, and the reader realizes the murders really don't make much sense. And no police force could possibly be that inept. Anyone with half a brain knows very early on why the DNA of one of the victims is what is later revealed. The mystery is why it takes so long for everyone else to figure it out. The book also lacks that edge that something else dire is about to happen, which usually does in her books, but in this case doesn't. In short, this latest offering is as dull and bland as the gated community in which it is set.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK -- but not one of her best. This is a bare bones story with little embellishment to make it more interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what usually expect from author
Babette-dYveine More than 1 year ago
I agree with "Anonymous" who posted on May 11, 2012. It was the first book I read by this author, an I doubt if I'll bother with another. The characters were well drawn-out, but the plot was ridiculous and really made no sense. It also made no sense how Demarkian solved the mystery almost immediately.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was another enjoyable book by Jane Haddam. I really enjoyed the mystery as well as the neighborhood connections of Gregor Demarkian.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Getting ready to purchase another from this series.