Blood Mud

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Blood Mud
Author K.C. Constantine
Country  USA
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher The Mysterious Press of Warner Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 375
ISBN 0-89296-647-5
OCLC 39458968
Preceded by Brushback
Followed by Grievance

Blood Mud is a crime novel by the American writer K.C. Constantine set in 1990s Rocksburg, a fictional, blue-collar, Rustbelt town in Western Pennsylvania (modeled on the author's hometown of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, adjacent to Pittsburgh).

Mario Balzic is the protagonist, an atypical detective for the genre, a Serbo-Italian American cop, unpretentious, a family man who asks questions and uses more sense than force.

The novel opens with Balzic again being lured out of his retirement with an offer: track down the missing guns from a local gun shop for an insurance company.

It is the fifteenth book in the 17-volume Rocksburg series.


  • Constantine, K.C. (2002). Saving Room for Dessert. New York: The Mysterious Press of Warner Books. ISBN 0-89296-763-3.