Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Blood Ballad (2008)

Rett MacPherson has written a Tori O'Shea mystery almost every year since 1997 and I have read all eleven. A friend recommended them and handed me a paperback copy, which I accepted reluctantly. Little did I know that I would be hooked quickly by these 'guilty pleasures' and that I would be compelled to pre-order each new title on Amazon. Imagine!

I just finished The Blood Ballad and it delivered all the elements that make me a devoted reader of this 'cozy' mystery series. There is always an historical/genealogical slant for Tori to solve. The small town Missouri characters are charming and because Tori is a Mom as well as running the local history museum, there are lots of wonderful details about the other things going on in her life.

1. Family Skeletons (1997)
2. A Veiled Antiquity (1998)
3. A Comedy of Heirs (1999)
4. A Misty Mourning (2000)
5. Killing Cousins (2002)
6. Blood Relations (2003)
7. In Sheep's Clothing (2004)
8. Thicker Than Water (2005)
9. Dead Man Running (2006)
10. Died in the Wool (2007)
11. The Blood Ballad (2008)

1 comment:

  1. Ann, Thanks for this tip and for listing all the books in order. I've got the first one in my Amazon shopping cart already.