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Blood Solutions: A Detective Red Shaw Novel by [Smith, B.J.]
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A brutal crime in the Midwestern woods has deadly repercussions years later in Iowa’s capital city, where Detective Edward “Red” Shaw is challenged to solve a series of gruesome murders. Shaw had seen a lot of nasty business in his time on the job with Des Moines PD, but the grisly slashing of an old man one night on the street was among the worst. The victim had been horribly mutilated, his body marked with what appeared to be a crossword puzzle grid and the first bloody clue.

Known as “Red” to his close friends and the very few others who could get away with calling him that, Shaw knows instantly the case will be like nothing he’s worked on before. It doesn’t help that his longtime, trusted partner is on medical leave with a bum leg, that his ex-wife Sally has finally moved on, and that he arrives at the crime scene with a raging hangover.

Shaw does his best to get along with the brash, ambitious prosecutor assigned to the case, and he relies on the counsel and expertise of Dr. Paul “Penny” Penawalt despite the medical examiner’s smartass attitude.Manipulating the media and co-opting a conflicted psychologist to get what he needs, Shaw follows a deadly path through the puzzling twists and turns of this “compelling, gut-wrenching thriller” to the ultimate confrontation with a murderous sociopath.

About the Author

B.J. Smith writes fiction, essays, poetry and technical prose. As a daily newspaper reporter, he covered education, police and courthouse beats. He also worked for a newspaper syndicate, editing nationally published opinion, health and home-repair columns, and proofreading crossword puzzles. A cyclist, hiker, University of Iowa grad, U.S. Navy veteran, former public relations practitioner and onetime soda jerk, busboy and dishwasher, he publishes a blog, The Smith Compound, at https: // He and his wife, Susan, live in Longmont, Colorado. They enjoy bicycling and hiking in the mountains.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Publisher: B.J. Smith; 1 edition (24 February 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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4.0 out of 5 starsDetective mysteries are not my favorite genre. They are often dark with flawed
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