Bloodhound: Book summary and reviews of Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

Bloodhound

Beka Cooper Book 2

By Tamora Pierce

Bloodhound
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2009,
    560 pages.
    Age range: Children


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Beka Cooper is finally a Dog—a full-fledged member of the Provost’s Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Corus’s streets. But there’s unrest in Tortall’s capital. Counterfeit coins are turning up in shops all over the city, and merchants are raising prices to cover their losses. The Dogs discover that gamblers are bringing the counterfeit money from Port Caynn. In Port Caynn, Beka delves deep into the gambling world, where she meets a charming banking clerk named Dale Rowan. Beka thinks she may be falling for Rowan, but she won’t let anything—or anyone—jeopardize her mission. As she heads north to an abandoned silver mine, it won’t be enough for Beka be her usual 'terrier' self. She’ll have to learn from Achoo to sniff out the criminals—to be a Bloodhound....

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"It is fantasy, an excellent police procedural, and an immensely satisfying read. Mystery and fantasy fans will be eagerly awaiting the next installment of Beka Cooper's adventures." - VOYA

"Bloodhound retains the element of fantasy that captivated fans of Pierce's earlier Tortallan legends, but its focus on the coarse realities of city life makes Beka's tale even more relatable to modern readers well-versed in the crime—drama genre." - Alan Review

"Fans of Pierce's medieval fantasy police-procedural series will love this book as much as Terrier. Ages 11-14." - School Library Journal

"Despite the languid pace, Beka's detective work will appeal not just to Pierce fans, but to lovers of police procedurals. After all, the detail-oriented, plodding movement of the story - much like Beka's own method - builds to a well-established, satisfying revelation." - Kirkus Reviews

"[T]his teen police procedural stands on its own. ... The wealth of detail, shared in diary format, occasionally threatens to overwhelm the book’s pacing and action, but quirky, endearing characters save the story. Grades 6-8." - Booklist

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Tamora Pierce Author Biography

Tamora Pierce is the critically acclaimed author of more than twenty novels, including the Circle of Magic and The Circle Opens quartets, The WIll of the Empress, Melting Stones, and, most recently, the New York Times bestselling Beka Cooper trilogy. She lives in New York State with her husband, Tim, and her seven cats and two birds.

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