Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mysteries

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 4,733 ratings

In the Blood Publisher's Summary

A #1 Audible bestseller

Two hundred years ago a loyalist family fled to England to escape the American War of Independence and seemingly vanished into thin air. American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to find out what happened, but it soon becomes apparent that a calculated killer is out to stop him.

In the Blood combines a centuries-old mystery with a present-day thriller that brings two people from opposite sides of the Atlantic together to uncover a series of carefully hidden crimes. Tayte's research centres around the tragic life of a young Cornish girl, a writing box, and the discovery of a dark secret that he believes will lead him to the family he is looking for. Trouble is, someone else is looking for the same answers and will stop at nothing to find them.

In the Blood is the first in the Jefferson Tayte mystery series.

©2014 Steve Robinson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • In the Blood

    • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical, Book 1
    • By: Steve Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,839
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,657

    Two hundred years ago a loyalist family fled to England to escape the American War of Independence and seemingly vanished into thin air. American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to find out what happened, but it soon becomes apparent that a calculated killer is out to stop him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow beginnng but 2nd half really good

    • By Ann on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • To the Grave

    • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical, Book 2
    • By: Steve Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626

    A curiously dated child’s suitcase arrives, unannounced and unexplained, in a modern-day Washington suburb. A week later, American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is sitting in an English hotel room, staring at the wrong end of a loaded gun. In his latest journey into the past, Tayte lands in wartime Leicestershire, England. The genealogist had hoped simply to reunite his client with the birth mother she had never met, having no idea she had been adopted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthwhile listen!

    • By RavidReader on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • The Last Queen of England

    • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Steve Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 523

    While on a visit to London, American genealogist Jefferson Tayte’s old friend and colleague dies in his arms. Before long, Tayte and a truth-seeking historian, Professor Jean Summer, find themselves following a corpse-ridden trail that takes them to the Royal Society of London, circa 1708.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Non-stop engaging story

    • By RavidReader on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • The Lost Empress

    • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical, Book 4
    • By: Steve Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493

    When genealogist Jefferson Tayte is shown a locket belonging to one of the Empress' victims, a British admiral’s daughter named Alice Stilwell, he must travel to England to understand the course of events that led to her death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the author's best, but worth listening to

    • By Historygal777 on 04-29-18

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 5

    • Kindred

    • By: Steve Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421

    Jefferson Tayte is good at finding people who don't want to be found. For years he has followed faint genealogical trails to reunite families - and uncover long-hidden secrets. But Tayte is a loner, a man with no ties of his own; his true identity is the most elusive case of his career. But that could all be about to change. Now Tayte has in his possession the beginnings of a new trail - clues his late mentor had started to gather - that might at last lead to his own family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timley

    • By Margaret on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 6

    • Dying Games

    • By: Steve Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 391

    Washington, DC: Twin brothers are found drowned in a Perspex box, one gagged and strapped to a chair. It's the latest in a series of cruel and elaborate murders with two things in common: the killer has left a family history chart at each crime scene, and the victims all have a connection to genealogical sleuth Jefferson Tayte. Hoping his insight and expertise will help solve the case, the FBI summon Tayte back to the capital. But as he struggles to crack the clues, the killer strikes again - and again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Suspense Mystery Surprise!!

    • By Wayne on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 7

    • Letters from the Dead

    • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery
    • By: Steve Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    When genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to prove the identity of a black sheep in his client’s family tree, he unwillingly finds himself drawn into a murder investigation with nothing more to go on than a 150-year-old letter and a connection to a legendary ruby that has been missing for generations. As more letters are mysteriously left for him, Tayte becomes immersed in a centuries-old tale of greed, murder and forbidden love that takes his research from the wilds of the Scottish Highlands to the colour and heat of colonial India. A dark secret is buried in Jaipur. But why is it having such deadly repercussions in the present? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another hit!

    • By laura on 09-03-18

    Regular price: $18.19