The Blood Royal by Barbara Cleverly
A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery (Joe Sandilands Mysteries)

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A story of murder, mystery and espionage (with a dash of romance) set in London in the long, hot summer of 1922, against the backdrop the Romanov murders and the disappearance of the Tsar's fortune.

A beautiful and traumatized young Russian woman turns herself in at the British consulate in Russia, begging to be sent to relatives in England and rescued from the mysterious tragedies of her past. But is she what she seems, or is she a deadly spy on a secret mission?
 

About Barbara Cleverly

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Barbara Cleverly, a former teacher, now lives in Cambridge. Her Joe Sandilands series, including The Last Kashmiri Rose, Folly du Jour and Strange Images of Death, which is set against the backdrop of the Indian Empire, was inspired by the contents of a battered old tin trunk that she found in her attic.
 
Published September 13, 2011 by Soho Crime. 400 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jackie Drummond’s mother had once used Joe in an attempt to conceive, so there’s a chance that young Jackie could be Joe’s son.

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After three rounds with a new detective (A Darker God, 2010, etc.), Cleverly brings back Joe Sandilands (Folly du Jour, 2008, etc.) for the eighth time to investigate, and instigate, international intrigue in London between the wars.

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Detective Joe Sandilands returns in this puzzling, haunting mystery, in which he investigates a death and multiple disappearances at a boarding school circa 1933.

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Cleverly’s suspenseful 10th Joe Sandilands mystery (after 2011’s The Blood Royal), set in 1933, makes the most of its intriguing setup.

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Review: It is the mid-winter of 1933 when Joe Sandilands, an Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard, receives a call from the 9-year-old son of close family friends, who insists he urgently needs the assistance of his "Uncle Joe" in Not My Blood, the tenth mystery in this series by Barbara Cleve...

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Dedman's organization, the Irish Secret Service, is folded into Joe's, giving him an expanded role at an inauspicious time: a gala is to be held to honor the future Prince of Wales, who is said to be in grave danger.

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