Book Review: Blueblood by Matthew Iden

Title: Blueblood
Series: Marty Singer Mysteries
Author: Matthew Iden
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Publisher: Create Space
Release Date: September 21, 2012 Format: Kindle
Source: NetGalley
Rating: ★★★★☆

Four unrelated murders. Nothing special in Washington DC. Not even good enough to make the evening news. But then a concerned police lieutenant approaches retired homicide detective Marty Singer with a simple fact that changes everything.

They were all cops.

In a race to stop the killings, Marty tackles the case from the outside, chasing the killer from deadly Southeast DC to the heart of the Virginia gangland, on a mission to stop the spilling of yet more Blueblood .

The Marty Singer detective series:
A Reason to Live (Marty Singer #1)
Blueblood (Marty Singer #2)
One Right Thing (Marty Singer #3)
The Spike (Marty Singer #4)
The Wicked Flee (Marty Singer #5 – Summer 2014)


This book spent far too long on my Netgalley TBR pile. I’m not even joking. I added it to the TBR pile back in 2015 – almost 4 years ago. I honestly shouldn’t have waited so long to read this book.

Blueblood is the second book in the Marty Singer series. The good thing is while the books might reference previous books, you don’t absolutely need to read the previous books to understand what’s going on. These books can be read in or out of order with no problem. You could even read one as a standalone and be pleasantly surprised when you pick up another one and realize it’s a series.

I really like Marty Singer. He’s a great character. An ex-cop who is willing to get his hands dirty for the right cause. In this particular case it was someone killing cops. He’s thorough and you get a sense of who he is throughout the book. The book isn’t all “business” there is a personal plot that runs through the book as well.

This book was hard to put down. It drew me in immediately and I finished in the same day I started reading it. I just wanted to know what was next. The action scenes weren’t heart-pounding, but they weren’t boring either. They were just right and I liked that, a lot.

I can’t wait to read another of the Marty Singer books – I believe I have more of them in my NetGalley TBR pile and I will have to read them soon!

I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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