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ISBN: 9781760990879
Dimensions: 23.4x15.3cm
Pages: 384
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Blood & Ink

Written by Brett Adams

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Literature professor Jack Griffen has recently suffered a nervous breakdown. His wife has divorced him and she and their adult daughter have moved to the USA. Into the void steps exchange student Hieronymus Beck, claiming to be the professor’s greatest fan.

But everything changes when Jack finds Hiero’s list. Five sheets of paper. Five ways to commit a murder.

His student has told him he’s writing a crime novel, but is that all he is doing? Caught up in his protégé’s dangerous game, the mild-mannered professor finds himself asking how far will he go to save a life. As far as murder?


‘Blood and Ink is a clever entertainment with heart and wit.’ Weekend Australian

‘A cleverly crafted novel full of spine-tingling puzzles. I almost didn’t read the last page because I didn’t want it to end. Oh bliss, an epilogue!’ Better Reading

‘Fans of murder mysteries will love this. The twists come thick and fast, leaving you guessing right up until the climax. Also, fans of literature will enjoy the references to novels both classic and contemporary that pop up everywhere. Very enjoyable and hard to put down.’ Good Reading Magazine

‘Suspenseful, witty and at times laconic in its delivery, this is an impressive first outing by Adams.’ Writing WA

Blood & Ink is unlike any other crime novel that I have ever read… It mucked about with my mind. It had me confused. But I couldn’t stop flipping those pages.’ Amazon Review

‘[Blood & Ink is] different in flavour to many other crime novels, while still planting itself firmly in the genre. It’s well written, and well suited to the sort of evening when you have a couple of hours to curl up with a good book.’ Beauty and Lace

Blood & Ink is an adrenaline fuelled read. It reads like a hard-boiled detective story, only with a literature professor as the lead character. I can seriously see this on the big screen.’ The Burgeoning Bookshelf

Pages: 384
Publication Year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Brett Adams

Brett Adams was raised in country Western Australia and lives in Perth. He has a PhD in Computer Science that taught him to love puzzles, and a family who taught him to love stories (or vice versa). He writes fiction across a range of genres and has been known to plant an easter egg or […]