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The Sweet Scent of Blood (Spellcrackers 1) - Suzanne McLeod

The Sweet Scent of Blood (Spellcrackers 1) - Suzanne McLeod

Title: The Sweet Scent of Blood

Author:  Suzanne McLeod

ISBN:  9780575086135

Weight:  770 g

Numbered, lined and dated signed first edition, first printing



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The Sweet Scent of Blood by Suzanne McLeod

Genevieve Taylor is a Sidhe, one of the noble fae, and she’s unusual, even in present-day London where celebrity vampires, eccentric goblins and scheming lesser fae mix freely with the human population.  Genny is a rising star at, where she finds the ‘M’ in magic invariably leads to mischief, malice and – too often – murder. is affiliated to the Witch Council, whose ancient tenets prohibit any contact with vampires.  Genny also works as a volunteer at a clinic which treats victims of vampire attacks.  Then there’s her extra-curricular activity, extracting vulnerable fae lured by the local fang gangs.  Genny certainly doesn’t wants any closer involvement with the vampire community.

But when Mr October, one of the hot calendar pin-up vamps, is accused of violently murdering his girlfriend, Genny’s called on to repay an old debt and prove his innocence.  And that means consorting with some of the sexiest vamps in London!

Peer & Press Reviews

The Sweet Scent of Blood is one of my favorite reads… The fast pace of the plot and the fascinating cast of characters will give you a happy little vacation between two covers.

Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the True Blood series

I really loved The Sweet Scent of Blood.  The interactions among the magical cast are beautifully handled, and Genny’s narrative voice is perfect.  I appreciated the fact that the vampirism and the magic had a solid logic to it: everything made sense and fitted together and felt right.  All in all, a great read, and a great world which I’m looking forward to revisiting.

Mike Carey, author of the Felix Castor novels

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Sweet Scent of Blood
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features:

A leading London bookshop worked with the author to produce this exclusive UK stamped edition of just 50 numbered books.

The book’s title page has a blind embossed 35mm circular ‘stamp’ (technically known as a seal) on it.  Around its edge, the seal reads ‘EXCLUSIVE SIGNED FIRST EDITION’.  Also part of the seal’s design is a slash (/) followed by the number 50.  This runs across its middle and to the right of centre, leaving room for the author to handwrite the book’s number before the slash.

Numbered edition: Yes – 29 of 50
Series: book 1
Overall condition: Fine / Very fine – some inconsequential pushing to top of spine
Signed: On the title page
Lined: “My name is Genny Taylor. I work for”
Dated: 4th September 2008 [publication day]
Book Stats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Imprint: Gollancz
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Mackays, Chatham
ISBN 13: 9780575086135
ISBN 10: 0575086130
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 363
Size (h x w x d): 223 x 142 x 35mm
Design Credits
Jacket design: Nick Castle Design
Jacket photography: Sorted

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