Blue Genes

by Val McDermid | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9780007809073 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on 4/5/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Private eye Kate Brannigan confronts betrayal and cold-blooded greed as she investigates the alien world of medical experimentation and the underbelly of the rock music business. Kate Brannigan's not just having a bad day, she's having a bad week. Her boyfriend's death notice is in the paper, her plan to catch a team of fraudsters is in disarray and a neo-punk band want her to find out who's trashing their flyposters. And her business partner wants her to buy him out. Fine, but private eyes with principles never have that kind of cash. Kate can't even cry on her best friend's shoulder, for Alexis has worries of her own. Her girlfriend's pregnant, and when the doctor responsible for the fertility treatment is murdered, Alexis needs Kate like she's never done before. So what's a girl to do? Delving into the alien world of medical experimentation and the underbelly of the rock-music business, Kate confronts betrayal and cold-blooded greed as she fights to save not only her livelihood, but her life as well!

Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (4/12/2011 UTC) at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

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Sent as part of the Mystery/Thriller VBB hosted by dutch-book.
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Journal Entry 3 by eicuthbertson at Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Friday, April 22, 2011
Received in the mail with two others from Keeta-1. Two were from Dutch-Book's Mystery/Thriller VBB. One was from my wish list. Thanks, Keeta-1. These were just in time for a holiday weekend. So appreciate having lots to read!

Journal Entry 4 by eicuthbertson at Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Very interesting background to this mystery - and not only the music. Kate Brannigan is a competent, and likeable character too.

Released 10 yrs ago (4/27/2011 UTC) at Waves Coffee - Columbia St in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada

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Releasing at the Lower Mainland BookCrossing Meetup's Seconds!

Journal Entry 6 by Strude at New Westminster, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, May 04, 2011
One of the interesting things in this book is the fact that there are two cases being dealt with at the same time, the murder of a doctor and the problems created by people pasting posters on top of other people's posters so that the one band loses the advertising. Thew setting is Manchester so there is a little slang, but only enough to confirm the locale. The characters make sense, even the marijuana smoking Richard and I hope the Scabby Heided Bairns turn up in later books along with their leader, Dan Druff . This is a series and characters from earlier stories are mentioned, but it really just makes the book more real since we all meet people over and over again in our work. The fertility treatment the book features seems quite startling until you walk through the process mentally. I haven't come to a final decision as to how I feel ethically about it, though.

Journal Entry 7 by Strude at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Released 10 yrs ago (5/11/2011 UTC) at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Taking this to meetup at the Rhizome. There'll be a group of us with books to share so why not join us for coffee or other drink and a treat? We welcome anyone who likes books. Look for our Free Books box until 8:30 after which any books not chosen will be left by the Free Books sign in the entry way.

Journal Entry 8 by vanbiohazard at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
An enjoyable private investigator mystery. Really enjoyed the Manchester locale.

Journal Entry 9 by vanbiohazard at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (8/10/2011 UTC) at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Releasing at Bookcrossing Meetup.

Journal Entry 10 by vanbiohazard at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, August 10, 2011
This book wasn't picked up at meetup, so it shall travel on to Princeton to Cowboy Coffee.

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