BLOG TOUR – With a Little Bit of Blood – REVIEW

Welcome! Pardon me for the bare-bones. I will update with graphics later. Today I’m participating in the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for With a Little Bit of Blood by D.E. Ireland.


In the fourth book from the Agatha Award nominated writing team of D.E. Ireland, famous literary characters Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins find they may have brought trouble with them when they attend a country house party in With A Little Bit of Blood.

Eliza is not happy when Higgins buys a snazzy roadster. Her misgivings prove correct when he becomes injured in a motor car crash. Forced to play nursemaid, Eliza is thrilled to accept an invitation to a house party from Lord Ashmore and his bride, the former Clara Eynsford-Hill. But upon their arrival at Banfield Manor, Eliza is dismayed to see her sweetheart Freddy arm in arm with a beautiful actress. Higgins is shocked to learn the woman who once stalked him is also attending the party. Things grow even worse when spiritualist Madame Evangeline arrives and warns of impending danger. Her prediction comes true when someone is killed during the following day’s shoot in the forest.
Higgins and Eliza suspect it wasn’t an accident, but murder. Every guest hides a dark secret that involved the dead man. But who hated him more? The French aviator, the American cinema actress, a lady novelist, the Austrian count, or a knighted explorer of the Amazon? Madame Evangeline’s sĂ©ance may reveal what is really going on. But her cryptic words deepen the mystery, especially after another guest turns up dead.

Who is behind these murders? And has Higgins himself been targeted? As the day of the fox hunt begins, it seems likely that more than the fox will die. Before that happens, Eliza and the Professor must discover who may have a little bit of blood on their hands.



I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I really like the series and am looking forward to even more!

I love the chemistry between Professor Higgins and Eliza. I also love that it’s not romantic. Platonic friendships are so important and it’s so nice when the female isn’t in love with the male, they’re just friends. I don’t mind romance in my cozy mysteries, I’m just glad this one is different.

The setting is a gorgeous country house. It’s an intriguing plot and I did not figure out the villain before the end. I had a suspicion but it wasn’t very strong. Something just seemed “off” about the person.

All in all, a fabulous book and highly recommended!!

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