The Blood Royal

The Blood Royal

eBook - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
On his return from India, Commander Joe Sandilands, now adept at the arts of dynamic diplomacy, finds himself up to his neck in a tricky political situation. A war-weary London is reeling from IRA atrocities and Joe is further plagued by the machinations of a spy-ring being run under his nose by a Russian emigree princess. When a war hero is gunned down and the life of an even more popular Englishman threatened, Joe knows he only has days to root out the woman who is behind the killings: Irish? Russian? Or somebody quite other? With the aid of the proposed victim who offers himself as bait, and the services of a woman police constable, Joe discovers that the murderer's motive is not political but much more devious and deranged. And when the mask comes off, the killer's identity shocks even the battle-hardened commander.
Publisher: New York : Soho Constable, 2011.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781569479889
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jan 15, 2018

Good mystery once the reader gets past the beginning where characters are introduced and the situation is set up. Starts out a little slow until the main plot gets going.

Jul 06, 2017

The ninth book in the Detective Joe Sandilands series

akarenina Sep 20, 2012

This was really a very silly mystery--I don't know why I got through even 162 pages of it. I guess I thought that it was going to get better. When Sandilands was in India, the books were wonderful. I guess Cleverly is off my list.

(Staff) Kyla Zerbes Jul 30, 2012

Long and way less fun than most of this series.

debwalker Oct 13, 2011

"Once again, Barbara Cleverly proves she’s one of the best of the neo-Golden Age authors."
Margaret Cannon
Globe and Mail


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at KCLibrary

To Top