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Thursday 16 November 2017

☀☄ Snifter of Death: Bloodstone [2] - Chris Karlsen

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Snifter of Death, an Historical Suspense by (, Books to Go Now, 376 pages).

This is the second book in the Bloodstone series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below. Also don't miss Peter Stockwell's interview with Chris Karlsen.

Author Chris Karlsen will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Trailer + Author Interview || Teaser: KCR Preview || The Series || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


The summer of 1889 was proving to be a strange one for Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner.

They had a sexual pervert loose. The man didn’t actually harm women but threatened them at knife point, fondling them, and ultimately stealing their stockings.

Far more serious were the murders of influential men, which appeared random other than they were all killed by arsenic poison. Never had he and his partner had cases with so little workable evidence.

Also, the rivalry between him and his detective nemesis at London’s other police department was intensifying. That nemesis was the boxing champion of their department and looking to challenge Rudyard, who never trained as a boxer.

Besides Rudyard’s pride being at stake, and the pride of his station, his nemesis also had in his possession a scandalous photograph of the woman Rudyard cares very much for. The new lady in Rudyard’s life had captured his heart and he’d fight the devil himself to save her reputation.

Teaser: KCR Preview

Snifter of Death
Revenge: Tasteless on the lips but such sweet satisfaction

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The Series: Bloodstone

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Silk [1]

What would you do to stay young: Lie, betray... kill?

It is the time of Jack the Ripper, the widowed Queen Victoria sits on the throne of England. The whole of London is on edge wondering when or where Jack will kill next. The Palace, Parliament, and the press are demanding the police do more to find him.

In another part of London, rough-around-the-edges war hero, Metropolitan Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone has his own serial killer to find. Inter departmental rivalries, politics, and little evidence to go on hamper the investigation at every turn. In a battle of wills, Bloodstone presses forward following his instincts in spite of the obstacles.

Adding to those problems, away from the strains of the investigation, he is engaged in the ups and downs of a new relationship with a lovely hat maker.

[Published 14 December 2014, 301 pages]

About the Author

I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.

My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write three different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is Dangerous Waters. The newest is The Bloodstone Series. Each series has a different setting and some cross time periods, which I find fun to write.

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and five wild and crazy rescue dogs.

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CMash said...

I have seen a lot of good reviews about this book and hope to read it once my current pile dwindles.

Karen H said...

It's been nearly 3 years since I read Silk and I loved that book. Looking forward to this latest edition in the life of Ruddy Bloodstone. Now, that male model in the video is totally HOT. Who is he?

Chris Karlsen said...

I want to thank Books Chatter for the opportunity to showcase Snifter of Death and to connect with their followers.
Chris Karlsen

Chris Karlsen said...

Hi Karen,
I'm not sure of the model's name. I found his picture on either Deposit Photos or Shuttestock. My publisher has accounts with them and I put together light boxes for the lady who does my videos. I think you'll like Snifter of Death. I bring in Ruddy's brother, Will, who I think I'll have return in the next book. I also give him a new lady love who is a pretty sharp cookie and very independent for the Victorian Age.

Karen H said...

Sounds good! How many books are you planning in this series?

Chris Karlsen said...

Hi Karen,
Sorry for the delay in answering. My mother passed away and the arrangements and notifications have kept me busy. It was not unexpected. She was 88 and in the hospital with pneumonia.
I do hope to do another Bloodstone book. I plan on bringing back Ruddy's brother, Will and his lady love, Honeysuckle. I have no idea what the plot will be yet. Right now I am working on book 5 in my Knights in Time series. It is my historical romance series with a time travel element.