A huge thank you to all the Amazon reviewers. You can read the full reviews on Amazon
5 Stars – Jessica Brown
What a cracking story! You are straight into it and what a complex and clever one it is…[the author’ takes us smack bang into the middle of [the 18th century]. We see it, touch it and definitely smell it… A most enjoyable and rewarding read.
5 Stars – London Lass
Reading Bloodie Bones felt like going back in time 200 years…A gripping detective mystery.”
What a wonderfully engrossing read! Absorbing plot, interesting characters, historically enlightening and superbly written. As admin for a new historical fiction review Blog (Discovering Diamonds) I am delighted that this novel was chosen to be one of the first books to be reviewed. I am now eagerly awaiting another acquaintance with the delightful Mr Dan Foster!
I am thrilled that this is the first in a series…I love Dan Foster and I am thrilled that this is the first in a series. I will have to read Bloodie Bones over and over while waiting for the next instalment!
An outstanding book filled with suspense and mystery…I loved the character of Dan; he is far from perfect with his shady past and roving eye…There are some excellent buried secrets in Barcombe for Dan to unearth which ensured the pages kept on turning repeatedly for ‘just one more chapter’.
5 Stars – Alis Hawkins
“There isn’t a great deal of well-written, engaging historical crime out there so it’s a joy to have come across Lucienne Boyce’s Dan Foster in his first outing. The historical period is evoked with a light touch but Lucienne Boyce obviously has a deep understanding of the social history that forms the background to Bloodie Bones…The murder mystery is well done…with a genuine surprise at the end. Characters were vivid and well-drawn…Highly recommended.”
5 Stars – Alison Morton
“What a cracking story!…Dan is a tough cookie, a man who has escaped from his miserable almost feral childhood, but has kept his spirit and developed values as he has found his role. He is no angel, just a man trying to do the right thing in a shifting world…His character delighted me…A most enjoyable and rewarding read. Recommended.”
5 Stars – Bristol Book Blogger
…a fast paced and intriguing murder mystery. From the opening paragraph you are drawn into the story…impossible to put the book down.
5 Stars – Keats Babe
A really original take on the classic detective story backed up by impeccable historical research makes for a terrific read.
5 Stars – Debbie Young
A cracking read…Dan is a flawed but basically honourable and likeable Bow Street Runner…A meticulously researched novel that really opened my eyes to that era.
5 Stars – Jaffa Reads Too (Top 500 Reviewer)
There’s something rather special about the combination of good historical fiction and complex crime, and in this, the first book in the Dan Foster Mysteries, we are introduced to a talented protagonist…The fictional village of Barcombe is described in such detail that both the place and the people come gloriously alive…Weaving together history and mystery with great flair and fine attention to detail make this a most enjoyable historical crime story.
5 Stars – A Huskisson
A compelling and enjoyable read that I couldn’t put down. Dan Foster is an engaging character whose world I wanted to stay in long after finishing the book.
5 Stars – Catherine
Fantastic, I couldn’t put it down!
4 Stars – Mrs Hilary Mayne
A gripping novel…Dan Foster is a great character and brings his flaws and his gifts to add to the pace of this interesting and un-put-downable story.