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Never Blood Enough: 05/02/10
I like it when science fiction is used as a setting and the plot borrows from other genres. In "Never Blood Enough" by Joe Haldeman we have a classic locked door mystery. Start with Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and put it on a distant planet in the early days of colonization where the police are overworked and understaffed.
That's where Travis Dodd comes in. He's a xenobiologist called in to give his opinion on the death of young woman. She was found dead in her room with three small punctures on her body. She'd been exsanguinated.
I won't go into who or what did the deed except to say I enjoyed the visual. It was another one of those unexpected connections between the fiction I was reading and my real life adventures; this time a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.