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Venom in the Blood

By Tracy Buchanan

When forensic entomologist, Dr Vanessa Marwood gets a call from an old friend to come back to her childhood home and help solve a murder, she’s soon entangled in a web of secrets and lies. Vanessa quickly realises she’s been lured into a dangerous trap by an insect obsessed killer.

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Adult fiction
Published: 01/07/2024
ISBN number: 9781471415166
Price: £2.99
Imprint: Embla Books
Genre: Crime Murder Mystery Thriller

Venom in the Blood

By Tracy Buchanan

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Adult fiction
Published: 01/07/2024
ISBN number: 9781471415166
Price: £2.99
Imprint: Embla Books
Genre: Crime Murder Mystery Thriller

When forensic entomologist, Dr Vanessa Marwood gets a call from an old friend to come back to her childhood home and help solve a murder, she’s soon entangled in a web of secrets and lies. Vanessa quickly realises she’s been lured into a dangerous trap by an insect obsessed killer.

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'Gripping and endlessly fascinating, VENOM IN THE BLOOD introduces a sleuth whose unique specialty will make you shiver. A chilling start to what promises to be a terrific new series.'
Tess Gerritsen
'Wow! I loved, loved, loved this book! … it was such a fresh take on a police procedural and I was enthralled by all the descriptions of the insects and spiders, to the point I kept finding myself googling them so I could learn more about the creepy crawlies…'
5 Star Reader Review
'This was an awesome story that would make even the most avid insect detester gain some serious respect.'
5 Star Reader Review

I stand and admire the bodies before me, mere moments from taking their final breaths. So glorious in their helpless beauty, the spider webs in their wounds glistening beneath the moonlight.

The first in a stunning new procedural crime series from a true master of suspense. Fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Cornwell and Cara Hunter will be absolutely gripped from the very first page until the final, breathtaking twist.

Forensic entomologist Vanessa Marwood has built her career on her love of insects and the vital information these tiny creatures can provide at the scene of a crime.

Just as she is about to board a plane for her dream job at a lab in New York, Vanessa receives a call about a chilling set of murders in her hometown. Not only have four innocent victims lost their lives in a single night, but the killer has sewn spider silk into their wounds.

Vanessa swore she would never return to Greensands. But this case, and the dark secrets of her childhood, are drawing her back…

Can she follow the glistening strands of evidence to the killer at the centre of this twisted web? Or will the shadows of Vanessa’s past finally close in on her?

Authors

Tracy Buchanan

Tracy Buchanan is a bestselling author whose books have been published around the world, including chart-toppers Wall of Silence, My Sister’s Secret and No Turning Back. She lives in the UK with her husband, their daughter and a very spoilt Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Bronte.