Troubled Blood

Troubled Blood

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While visiting his family in Cornwall, Private Detective Cormoran Strike agrees to take on a cold case involving a woman who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974, and as Strike and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, investigate the disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer, and witnesses who cannot all be trusted.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780316498937
0316498939
Characteristics: 933 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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CMLibrary_khunter Sep 29, 2020

One might have noticed media reports of this book as anti-trans due to containing a cross-dressing serial killer. Documentation of actual serial killers does report cross-dressing as a popular behavior, and a quick Google search will give one plenty of examples (or a friendly librarian would be happy to help!). Without giving plot spoilers, other than having a serial killer who operated in this manner, this book has no further references that can be interpreted as anti-trans, and in execution, there's little mention of this behavior except in very brief context.

Despite being something like 900 pages, you will be transported to figuring out this mystery of 1970s Britain. Still a great installment in the Strike series, but always with the killer cliffhangers! And aside, it's disconcerting to find a missing/murdered character with your own name. :D

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ryan411
Sep 27, 2020

I liked this one despite the length. Feel free to skip the parts about the zodiac -
I was engaged right to the end.

I am reading reviews which read that this book is anti-trans.

I didn't get any of that but maybe it was too subtle to me.

The only sin this book commits is being boring in parts.

debwalker Jul 30, 2020

AKA J K Rowling bringing us the next chapter of Strike and sidekick/ love interest Robin.

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