Blood of the Rose


A newspaper editor is horrifically murdered, his death quickly followed by a series of more brutal, and often bizarre, slayings. The police are baffled, the only clear link between the murders being a single blood red rose left at the scene of every killing. Why? What does the rose mean? What connects the killer to each bloody corpse? Scotland Yard detective Alan Winters leads a hunt for the elusive prey. As the body count rises, Jennifer Chapman, renowned investigative journalist and daughter of the murdered newspaper editor, sets out on a personal quest for revenge. Drawn together in their pursuit of a deadly quarry, Winters and Jennifer unwittingly face a fatal surprise, for the killer is closer than they think. As they close in on the truth of the blood red rose, their unseen foe plots a shattering end to his reign of terror, and death awaits them all.


"This book gave me sleepless nights! So good I couldn't stop reading it. Great novel and highly recommended" - Amazon reviewer

Rights Information

World rights available.


Fans of classic crime fiction are urged to buy their copies as soon as possible! - ClueReview

Blood of the Rose will leave readers on the edge of their seats, as its classic, page-turning style blends with up close personal detail and insider information that most crime novelists can't provide - New Book Journal


"An excellent read that kept me captivated throughout. As I rushed through the chapters it was impossible to put down" - Amazon review

"Tremendous crime debut from Mr Murray. Excellent detailed build up of the characters as the story unfolds. Loved it!" Richard Huckstep, crime blogger

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: June 2014
  • English
  • 9781909273122 / 1909273120
  • United Kingdom
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 6.99 GBP
  • Pages: 320
  • Urbane Publications Ltd
  • Readership: General
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: 196x129 mm
  • Illustration: 0