A Fever of the Blood: A Novel

A Fever of the Blood A Novel This riveting new detective novel evokes a spellbinding concoction of crime history and horror perfect for fans of Arthur Conan Doyle and P D James New Year s Day In Edinburgh s lunatic asylum

  • Title: A Fever of the Blood: A Novel
  • Author: Oscar de Muriel
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  • Page: 172
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  • This riveting new detective novel evokes a spellbinding concoction of crime, history, and horror perfect for fans of Arthur Conan Doyle and P.D James.New Year s Day, 1889.In Edinburgh s lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective Nine Nails McGray and Londoner in exile Inspector Ian Frey.Before the murder, tThis riveting new detective novel evokes a spellbinding concoction of crime, history, and horror perfect for fans of Arthur Conan Doyle and P.D James.New Year s Day, 1889.In Edinburgh s lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying Leading the manhunt are legendary local Detective Nine Nails McGray and Londoner in exile Inspector Ian Frey.Before the murder, the suspect was heard in whispered conversation with a fellow patient a girl who had been mute for years What made her suddenly break her silence And why won t she talk again Could the rumours about black magic be than superstition McGray and Frey track a devious psychopath far beyond their jurisdiction, through the worst blizzard in living memory, into the shadow of Pendle Hill home of the Lancashire witches where unimaginable danger awaits.

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    1. Detective 'Nine-Nails' McGray and Inspector Ian Frey are back in A Fever of the Blood. It's New Year's Day, 1889 and a patient escape from in Edinburgh's lunatic asylum, but not before he kills a nurse. The strange thing is that the man that escaped was heard talking to a girl that hasn't talked for five years. And that girl is McGray sisters who were locked up after she killed their parents. McGray wants to find the killer, not only because he is leaving dead bodies everywhere he goes, but beca [...]

    2. Not as good as the first book, but still an amazingly written paranormal mystery, lead by the keen inspectors Frey & McGray. I so freaking love these books: I almost got a blood fever myself while waiting to get my hands on this novel. Fortunately this fever didn’t make me kill anyone to get my way (as it does in this novel) but it shows how eager I am to read these old-fashioned murder mysteries. It’s just so nice to get transported back in time once in awhile and read books like A Feve [...]

    3. Call it what you will, but after just returning back to my Homeland after a 3 year stint in the UK, I am over all the Lord and Lady nonsense. People are people, regardless of a title. So reading a book where some drunk who is supposedly a "Lady" get special treatment and respect for no reason puts me off wanting to finish this book. The end. On to the next book.

    4. Having been singularly impressed by de Muriel’s debut, The Strings of Murder, introducing uncouth Scottish detective ‘Nine-Nails’ McGray, and softy Southern detective Ian Frey, there was more than a hint of excitement when A Fever Of The Blood arrived, replete with a raven’s feather- perfect marketing for this blogger. So how did our tenacious, and wonderfully ill-matched detective duo fare in this new instalment of de Muriel’s Victorian inspired series? There is dark witchcraft afoot, [...]

    5. Visit the locations in the book here : Fever of the Blood BooktrailThis book is simply superb! Such a brilliant follow up to the Strings of Murder. This one is perhaps even more chilling and disturbing and utterly spooky that it deserves to be top of many a TBR pile. There's witches, an asylum, a mad man and an utterly intriguing mystery woven into one heck of a story. Inspired by true facts as well!I loved the first book in the series but this is just something else. What fascinates and excites [...]

    6. Having not read the first, A Fever of the Blood came as a fabulous surprise - loved it. Victorian murder mystery with just the right amount of melodrama and witchery, and a detective duo that I can't wait to meet again. So entertaining!

    7. "Och, stop it! Ye sound like a peacock with its balls being squeezed.""To say that with such conviction, you must have handled a great many avian testicles.""My, oh my! The kitten's learned how to play!""I had a terrible night.""How come? Did I snore?""Snored, talked, belched, farted - apart from your ears, there is not a crevice in your body that did not produce some sort of noise.""It makes me cringe now punching that abbot, setting off without a plan, standing in front o' that blasted carriag [...]

    8. Bei dem Buch handelt es sich um den zweiten Fall für den schottischen Ermittler McGray und seinem englischen Partner Ian Frey. Man kann ihn aber auch ohne Vorkenntnisse lesen. Alles wichtige wird nochmals im Laufe des Buches nochmals kurz aufgegriffen.Die Beiden sind ein sehr kurioses Ermittler-Duo. Der Autorin spielt hier auch mit einigen Klischees: Auf der einen der riesige, ruppige Schotte, auf der anderen Seite der feine, englische "Lord". Dass es da zum ein oder anderen Krach kommt, ist vo [...]

    9. For me this is could have been book. The summary was nice, the setting was good. And it should have been a perfect Halloween read. Sadly though, the writing style wasn't my thing at all.

    10. The title and blurb for this book are way more dramatic than the book actually is. It was a pretty straightforward mystery and it wasn't hard to figure out the plot. Good points for the Odd Couple relationship of the two detectives and the portrayal of the witches, though, as these were nicely done.

    11. Dies ist der 2. Teil der viktorianischen Krimi-Reihe "Frey & McGray" und man kann diesen Teil durchaus auch unabhängig vom 1. Teil "Die Schatten von Edinburgh" lesen. Um die ganzen Zusammenhänge verstehen und so mancher Handlung folgen zu können, ist es jedoch durchaus von Vorteil zuvor den ersten Teil zu lesen.Neujahr 1889. In Edinburghs berüchtigter Irrenanstalt ermordet ein gefährlicher Psychopath eine Krankenschwester. Kurz bevor ihm die Flucht gelingt, unterhält er sich mit einer [...]

    12. Even more entertaining than the first book. De Muriel doesn't disappoint, and brings us another great adventure with McGray and Frey. These two are like oil and water, and are as temperamentally different as it is possible to be, but they complete each other, which makes for a perfect detecting duo. I also like books that put on a guise of being about the occult and the supernatural, but really aim at proving that all is science and that the events related in them could only be accepted as unnat [...]

    13. First of all I just want to say a massive thank you to NetGallery, Oscar de Muriel and Penguin UK - Michael Joseph for gifting me with a copy of this book for a honest review.I tried, I really did but I could not get past 32%. Personally I don't think Historical novels and myself are that good of a mix, but hey I tried. I really enjoyed the very start with the witches but then I just couldn't find myself becoming absorbed into the story. I found that the writing didn't really grip me in once the [...]

    14. Frey und McGray sind zurück. Der gebildete, vornehme Engländer Ian Frey und der ungehobelte, bärbeißige,aber auch abergläubige Schotte Adolphus „Nine Nails“ McGray haben einen neuen Fall, den es zu lösen gilt. In „Der Fluch von Pendle Hill“, nach „Die Schatten von Edinburgh“, dem ersten Band der Reihe, versetzt der Autor Oscar de Muriel wieder einmal mehr seine Leser zurück in die viktorianische Epoche. Wir schreiben das Jahr 1889, in Edinburghs Irrenanstalt wird eine Krankens [...]

    15. Rezension von Melanie zu Der Fluch von Pendle Hill: ein Fall für Frey & McGrey von @Oscar de Muriel 5 von 5 🌟 wer sich für Hexen interessiert ist hier goldrichtig! Inhalt Neujahr 1889. In Edinburghs berüchtigter Irrenanstalt ermordet ein gefährlicher Psychopath eine Krankenschwester. Kurz bevor ihm die Flucht gelingt, unterhält er sich mit einer jungen Patientin, die seit Jahren kein Wort gesprochen hat. Wieso hat sie ihr Schweigen gebrochen? Sind die Gerüchte von schwarzer Magie wa [...]

    16. Another enjoyable read from the Frey and Mcgrey series. I didn't enjoy this as much as the first. Not because it wasn't as good or well written, but due to the black magic and witchcraft which felt a little far fetched at times. What a well thought out plot and the love/ hate relationship between the two inspectors continues to develop. A masterful author who you should all try

    17. This was an enjoyable mystery. The two main characters are still bantering with each other. I did find that on occasion they did become a bit annoying. However, the Mystery was good and it kept me entertained, spooked and wanting to know what was going to happen. This was a great mystery to read right before Halloween. I will be reading the next book in the series very soon.

    18. I am really enjoying this series! I love the characters and the interaction of Frey and McGray. This one has some brutal parts but humor, as well. Fun reading!

    19. I really wanted to love this book, the premise was promising and it sounded like it could really be an interesting read. However, after about the first quarter of the book I began to get bored and I struggled to finish it.I can't particularly put my finger on what I didn't like about the book, but perhaps it was that I found the plot to be a bit long and a bit unnecessary in places. The 'plot twists' were unexpected, but I had so little interest by that point that they had no impact on me. There [...]

    20. The second book in this series is all about madness & witch hunts. It grabs you from the beginning and the action is relentless until the final page. In this installment detectives Ian Frey & his Scottish partner "nine-nails" McGray are on the trail of an escaped patient from the local asylum, who murdered his nurse before escaping from a window he smashed. The patient on the run is from a prominent family, and was supposed to have died years ago in a shipwreck. The family had kept his c [...]

    21. 3.5 starsI enjoyed this a little less than the first book but still liked the dark atmosphere, the witch theme and the character dynamics between Frey & McGray (who both basically still think the other one is a pain in the ass ^^). However I found the murder case a bit less interesting and addictive than in the first novel and the plot sometimes seemed a bit chaotic and confusing, but I'm still looking forward to the third book already!

    22. I received this as an arc from net galley in exchange for an honest review. New years day, 1889. In Edinburg's lunatic asylum, a patient escapes as a nurse lays dying. Leading the manhunt are legendary local detective " nine-nails " Mcgray and Londoner - in - exile inspector Ian Frey. Wow. fantastic read. CNPID. Read in 2 days. I loved the story and the characters. .Didn't realise it was book 2. But you can still read it as a stand alone. I love stories from years ago and witches too. I loved Mc [...]

    23. It took me some time to finish the book. The reason for that was just the simple fact that I did not have much time for reading.What a brilliant second book! Disturbing, spooky, chilling, emotional and full of action.An excellent story and the main characters deeply involved on a personal level.I'm working on a full review.

    24. Witches seek revenge.The writing style was laboured / repetitive‎ and in a few places I thought I was reading a spoof.Real rating 2.5

    25. Ian Frey and Adolphus “Nine Nails” McGray volume II!My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book. You ladies rock!I am not trying to create spoilers, but people often appreciate a warning nevertheless…The book begins with a historical reference to the execution of six witches in 1624. The women were hanged on Halloween, made even weirder by the date falling on the night of the new moon. During their executio [...]

    26. The chilling opening scene of "A Fever of the Blood," by Oscar de Muriel, is set in 1624. Six witches are about to be hanged in Lancaster, England: "Dressed in rags, their faces soiled, their hair grey and greasy, they were the very image of wickedness…." The story then fast-forwards to Edinburgh in the 1880s. The rich and influential Lady Anne Ardglass has arranged for her son, Lord Joel, to be sent to an asylum. Joel's loving daughter, Caroline, is heartbroken, but powerless to stop her gran [...]

    27. I started this book knowing nothing of the fact that it was the second one in a series and it reads spectacularly as a single novel. No need to be worried about misunderstanding the plot or any other such troubles that you might acquire whilst reading a sequel.It is simply excellent on it own.Its a tale of witchery, dark magic, murder, mystery and revelation set firstly in the haunting Asylum in Edinburgh before the protagonists race through time to reach the infamous Pendle Hill in Lancashire t [...]

    28. I read the first book in the Frey and McGray series but I honestly can't remember what it was about. Bad sign.In A Fever of the Blood Frey and McGray are brought together to investigate a case where a mental patient has escaped the asylum after fatally poisoning his nurse. McGray is further stunned to discover his mute sister and the patient had spoken earlier and he is convinced she can be cured. The detectives are led on a merry chase that lead from Edinburgh to London seeking this madman, a m [...]

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