Praise for Blood for Blood...
"A thoroughly entertaining effort that deserves many sequels." -Publishers Weekly
In the spring of 1812, the Luddites are on the march, Lord Byron is taking London drawing rooms by storm, and Penelope Wolfe, estranged wife of feckless artist Jeremy, is making her living as a lady's companion. When one of the household's footmen turns up in the garden with a knife in his heart, Penelope and Bow Street Runner John Chase become entangled in a web of family secrets and political conspiracy.
With the help of barrister Edward Buckler, Chase follows the trail of a mysterious mad woman caught peeping in the window at the corpse. Penelope, meanwhile, struggles to fit into the fashionable world, encountering people who hide resentment and deceit under smooth smiles.
Set against a backdrop of millennial fervor with thousands awaiting the end of the world, Blood for Blood explores the simple truth that every drop of blood spilled will, in time, be avenged.
S.K. Rizzolo was born in Aspen, Colorado, but raised in Saudi Arabia and Libya where her father was employed in the oil industry. Returning to the United States for high school and college, Suzanne earned an M.A. in English. Currently a high school teacher, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
"A fascinating historic mystery that shows the dark side of Regency England." --"Midwest"" Book Review" "Engaging and three-dimensional lead characters match her evocative place descriptions. The killer's motivation may be a little underdeveloped, but that doesn't detract from a thoroughly entertaining effort that deserves many sequels. "Publishers Weekly" "S.K.Rizzolo's Regency London recalls the late Kate Ross's work in its depth of period detail. Vivid characterization, compelling narrative, and surprising plot twists--immensely satisfying." --Stephanie Barron, author of the Jane Austen mysteries, on "The Rose in the Wheel" "With a range of suspects from Luddites to pro- and anti-Bonapartisans, Wolfe, Chase and especially Rizzolo (a high school teacher in Los Angeles) manage to keep their eyes on the ball with admirable restraint. "Chicago"" Tribune" "