Trail of Blood

Trail of Blood

by Lisa Black

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Trail of Blood by Lisa Black

“Quite simply, one of the best storytellers around.”
—Tess Gerritsen

 

Murders past and present collide in Trail of Blood, the third riveting crime fiction masterwork by Lisa Black to feature forensic scientist Theresa MacLean. Based on the real-life and still unsolved “Torso Killer” murders that terrified residents of Cleveland, Ohio more than seventy five years ago, Trail of Blood is a masterful forensic thriller from the acclaimed author of Takeover and Evidence of Murder that fans of Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Jefferson Bass, and Michael Connelly, and, of course, C.S.I., will absolutely adore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061989360
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Series: Theresa MacLean Novels , #3
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 278,245
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Lisa Black is the author of three previous thrillers featuring Theresa MacLean: Trail of Blood, Evidence of Murder, and Takeover. A latent fingerprint examiner and CSI in Florida and a former forensic scientist for the Cleveland coroner's office, she is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and has testified in more than fifty homicide trials. A native of Cleveland, she lives in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Trail of Blood 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book once a long time ago and did not make the connection from the description, but as soon as I read the first page I remembered. This would not have been so bad,but I did it with two of this author' s books. Both were worth a reread. I guess purchasing them twice, I could say they were doubly good. These books are graphic and pretty violent. They remind me of Patricia Cornwell's early books. This series is based on a woman forensic specialist as well and is very believable. No sex or cursing, but lots of gore. Well edited. I only noticed three mistakes in 330 pages. Recommended for readers 18 and up. AD
reaganFF More than 1 year ago
Being a Clevelander, I really enjoy how specific Lisa Black's Theresa MacLean novels are with regard to Cleveland landmarks. This book references Cleveland's "Torso" serial killer that plagued Cleveland in the 1930s. Those murders are being recreated, and Theresa MacLean must solve the mystery of who is the culprit. I've researched the Torso Murders in the past, and I was very pleased to see how meticulous Ms. Black was with her research; although this is a fictionalized account of the Torso Murders, she takes great pains to bring the past to life and help the reader understand just what was going on during that time in Cleveland. This is by far the best part of the story. The modern-day storyline has good pacing, and while it's a bit incredible at points, is a relatively solid 'whodunit.' While I don't think this is in any way a deep book that would be a good book club choice, it's definitely a good suspense novel. I've already purchased two of her other books for my nook and look forward to future novels from this author.
romancemistress More than 1 year ago
Just as 19th century London had its unsolved Jack the Ripper killings, so, too, did Cleveland, Ohio have a string of horrific and unsolved murders in the 1930s. Labeled the "Torso Killer" because of the remains he left of mutilated corpses, the killer was never found...not even by investigator Eliot Ness! When forensic scientist Theresa MacLean is called in to examine a headless corpse found on a building site, she discovers that the remains are over 70 years old which means it falls into the killing period covered by the infamous serial killer. What follows is a scary investigation which often leads the reader to flinch at Theresa's often reckless attempts to solve the crime. She is an Everywoman trying to raise a teen, considering a new relationship...oh, yeah, and trying to find a murderer who had eluded all attempts in the past to bring him to justice. Flasbacks give us the identity of the dead man, making him a flesh and blood character which lends his murder poignancy. Black's use of an actual historical crime as her jumping off point for this modern crime story gives it extra depth and, as always, Cleveland as a city lends its own character to the book.
Mobad More than 1 year ago
Write is fair at best. The killer is easily exposed within the first few chapters and dances painfully along until the conclusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will have you wanting more. I promise you that when you pick up this book you will not want ro set it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the forensics and the mix of the past with present-day in solving crimes that have spanned decades.
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If you are into guts and gore read it. I. Liked the concept of duel timelines but I thought I would never finish the book.
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vicats More than 1 year ago
Will continue to read books from this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to read patterson, cornwell, sandford, coulter, and any other good author. Give me a good book and I will finish it in a couple days, as I did with books 1 & 2 of this series, but give me a book that seems to ramble on with too much detail and I get bored. I skipped half this book and still felt like I didn't miss anything just by reading the last three chapters. I am going to purchase book 4 now in hopes that it measures up to the first and second in this series.
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Ok.
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ScottieBump9795 More than 1 year ago
Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice jump between now and the 1930s when the original Torso murders in Cleveland occurred.
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