Fire in the Blood, by Ed James

About the author:
Ed James writes crime fiction, predominantly the Scott Cullen series of police procedurals set in Edinburgh and the surrounding Lothians. Ed also writes science fiction and mainstream fiction, but with a crime bent.

My thoughts on the book:
This is book #3 in the Scott Cullen series of police procedurals, and is a kindle copy. The review is on the request of the author, and I thank Ed for giving me a review copy of the same. For the reviews of the first two, please click on the author name in the labels.

So we begin at a well known distillery, steeped in tradition of whisky making. When preparations for the centenary of the distillery are being made with a special blend being readied for it, one of the barrels supposedly shut for the previous fourteen years is opened and a body is found. Wonderful place to find a body eh? Or even hide it. Very tough to find it if the barrel is not going to be opened for a long time. And further difficulty to identify the victim or killer when the timeframe goes years back. So that sets up the plot well already.

Cullen and co. begin their investigation only to find that the victim might be one of two possible people, one of who is actually related to the distillery. So that puts a whole new spin on the case. The narration, with the Scottish accent dialogues, does well to hold the pace and the plot. I enjoyed the story. The dialogues seem more toward English than Scottish, or perhaps that was because I had read the previous two and have got somewhat used to that. I think dialogues of Bain can have less profanity. I think it's been done to show what a pompous person he is, having no regard for others but it feels overdone.

Rating: 4 Stars

Book details:
Title: Fire in the Blood
Author: Ed James
Genre: Crime Fiction
Type: Kindle e-Book
Price: INR. 210

Reviewed by Leo

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