Brian Kavanagh continues to be a master of a quick-paced but interesting
plot that tenaciously holds the reader's interest to the very taut but satisfying end. Bloody Ham is definitely the best of
the whole series he has written.
Well done, indeed, Brian Kavanagh!!!
Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on November 11,
**** ½ An Interesting Setting with Entertaining Characters. Recommended.
For those who like an old-fashioned British mystery, rife with night
scenes on the Thames, a Jacobean mansion, quirky, entertaining characters and a cutting wit, Bloody Ham is for you.
uses his insider knowledge of the film industry to bring Hollywood to London, with all the big screen politics, film star
egos, sexual affairs and (literally) back-stabbing during the creation of an English period piece.
by Douglas Quinn, Author of Blue Heron Marsh, etal. www.douglasquinn.com
The third in the Belinda Lawrence series is as tight and well paced
as the first two. The friendship between Hazel and Belinda is very believable and one that grows ever forward. Stories and
legends about Ham House are deftly woven into the mystery and very enjoyable. I recommend this book for a great visit to an
interesting place with fascinating characters and a dash of mayhem on the side.
MYSTERY LOVERS CORNER
This is Kavanagh's BEST so far. Mystery readers will enjoy it to the
last word on the last page. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Reviewed by Nancy Madison, author of Whispers, a tale of suspense and
her new historical novel, World Enough and Time others. (Cambridge Books)
***** Compulsive Page Turner, September
By Cyril Thomas (Dundee, Scotland)
After "The Embroidered Corpse" and "Capable of Murder" Brian Kavanagh
just cooked Bloody Ham and it is delicious for the voracious reader. For the fans of Belinda and Hazel this delightful book
is something to cherish. Kavanagh is a master of ingenuity and cerebral humour. The characters in Bloody Ham, are dexterously
delineated and the book is a scream from beginning to end. A great murder mystery and drama with a touch of humour. Just go
out and get the book...
AMAZON REVIEW LINK
With a realistic look at how filming is done and a cast of characters
whose antics will have you smiling at times or wondering just how dangerous some of them might be, this is a story you will
enjoy. Talented author Brian Kavanagh keeps us on our toes as the plot quickens and thickens with personal agendas and motives
for murder are acted out against a setting you can see. You'll wish you could be there.
This is a book I'm happy
to recommend as a fun read to any mystery buff or reader who enjoys a great tale. Enjoy. I sure did.
Review by Anne K.
Edwards Mystery Fiction 11/08/07
MYSTERY FICTION LINK
“Brian Kavanagh's superb job of juggling the clues and keeping
the mystery a mystery until the very end has produced another great story.”
“He is truly an author to watch.”
Lucille P Robinson Alternative-Read.com
ALTERNATIVE READ LINK
Author Brian Kavanagh doesn’t dwell on the relationship issues
of the two women. The issues are there, but the emphasis is on solving the mystery. In this wonderful story twists, turns,
suspects, ghosts, romance, and red herrings abound before a satisfactory conclusion.”
“Kavanagh knows the film
industry, and BLOODY HAM is an authoritive, and humorous, peep behind the scenes.”
S.Roddom Reviewers Choice Oct
REVIEWERS CHOICE LINK
“One particularly impressive thing was Kavanagh’s use
of setting – both the crazy Hollywood set as well as the actual location of Ham House. The two are at odds with each
other and yet Kavanagh blends them together seamlessly and manages to use both to commit and solve the crimes. It adds flavor
to the story that would be lacking if either element were removed.”
“Armchair Interviews says: Bloody Ham is
a fun, unique read and we look forward to more of Belinda and Hazel in the future.”
ARMCHAIR INTERVIEWS LINK
Drama on film and in life, leads to more drama. While trying to solve
not one, but two murders to save her own skin, Belinda has a personal drama. She has to make a decision about the men
in her life.
A well written tale that comes at you from several different levels.
Review by Wanda C. Keesey (author of Lost In The Mist release date May
REVIEW BY WANDA C. KEESEY
There is plenty of action in Bloody Ham as well as some interesting history. Bloody Ham is the third book in the Belinda Lawrence
series and by far the best yet in this reviewers opinion. The characters are interesting and fun and the story line is good.
Pat Reid - RAM Books 'n' Bytes
In all this tumult, Belinda finds herself torn between her long-time
English lover, Mark and the energetic and exuberant Australian, Brad she met again on a trip to Australia.
Title: Bloody Ham
Author: Brian Kavanagh