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Val McDermid - Author

About the Author

Val McDermid is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies. She has won many aw ards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and w as the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010. In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award. She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh.

In 2016 Val was awarded the Theakston Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award. McDermid said: “It's an honour and a thrill to receive this award. The community of writers and readers at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival is unlike any other in its warmth and generosity and so this means a huge amount to me. This year sees the publication of my 30th novel and I can't think of a better way to celebrate that.”

In 2010 she received the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, which honours outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing. Margaret Murphy, then chair of the CWA, said: "The CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger award acknowledges the work of an author who has made an outstanding contribution to the genre. Val McDermid is a worthy winner whose work has entertained and thrilled millions of readers as well as many more who have enjoyed the TV adaptations her books have inspired."

 

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Featured books by Val McDermid

Insidious Intent (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10)

Insidious Intent (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10)

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

The latest spine-chilling thriller from the queen of crime, Val McDermid. 'There are lots of things that ran in families, but murder wasn't one of them ...' When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test could be the key to unlocking the mystery of a twenty-year-old murder inquiry. Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is an expert at solving the unsolvable. With each cold case closed, justice is served. So, finding the answer should be straightforward, but it's as twisted as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to another case, one that she has no business investigating. And as she pieces together decades-old evidence, Karen discovers the most dangerous kinds of secrets. Secrets that someone is willing to kill for ...Number one bestseller, Val McDermid returns with her most atmospheric, gripping novel to date. 'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'Incredibly suspenseful' Sunday Mirror

The Skeleton Road

The Skeleton Road

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. As Karen's investigation gathers momentum, she is drawn deeper into a dark world of intrigue and betrayal. Meanwhile, someone is taking the law into their own hands in the name of justice and revenge -- but when present resentment collides with secrets of the past, the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined ...From number one bestseller, Val McDermid comes an atmospheric, spine-chilling tour de force -- her richest and most accomplished psychological thriller to date.

The Skeleton Road

The Skeleton Road

Author: Val McDermid Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. As Karen's investigation gathers momentum, she is drawn deeper into a world of intrigue and betrayal, spanning the dark days of the Balkan Wars. Karen's search for answers brings her to a small village in Croatia, a place scarred by fear, where people have endured unspeakable acts of violence. Meanwhile, someone is taking the law into their own hands in the name of justice and revenge -- but when present resentment collides with secrets of the past, the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined ...

Cross and Burn

Cross and Burn

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Someone is brutally killing women. Women who bear a striking resemblance to former DCI Carol Jordan. The connection is too strong to ignore and soon psychological profiler Tony Hill finds himself dangerously close to the investigation, just as the killer is closing in on his next target. This is a killer like no other, hell-bent on inflicting the most severe and grotesque punishment on his prey. As the case becomes ever-more complex and boundaries begin to blur, Tony and Carol must work together once more to try and save the victims, and themselves.

The Vanishing Point

The Vanishing Point

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Stephanie Harker is travelling through security at O'Hare airport with five-year-old Jimmy. But in a moment, everything changes. In disbelief, Stephanie watches as a uniformed agent leads her boy away - and she's stuck the other side of the gates, hysterical with worry. The authorities, unaware of Jimmy's existence, just see a woman behaving erratically; Stephanie is wrestled to the ground and blasted with a taser gun. By the time she can tell them what has happened, Jimmy is long gone. But as Stephanie tells her story to the FBI, it becomes clear that everything is not as it seems. There are many potential suspects for this abduction. With time rapidly running out, how can Stephanie get him back? 

Other books by Val McDermid

Broken Ground

Broken Ground

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet 'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here . . .' When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own . . . 'Another stellar read from McDermid, and further evidence that her Queen of Crime status will not be challenged' Scotsman 'There is nothing more gratifying than watching a master craftswoman at work, and she is on fine form here' Observer 'A compulsively readable tale' Irish Times

Broken Ground

Broken Ground

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet 'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here . . .' When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own . . . 'Another stellar read from McDermid, and further evidence that her Queen of Crime status will not be challenged' Scotsman 'There is nothing more gratifying than watching a master craftswoman at work, and she is on fine form here' Observer 'A compulsively readable tale' Irish Times

Dead Beat

Dead Beat

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2019

Hostage to Murder

Hostage to Murder

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2019

Spraining an ankle is rarely a stroke of luck, but for Lindsay Gordon, the injury is her introduction to young freelance journalist Rory McLaren and the opening of a new chapter in her life. Rory's invitation to work alongside her is irresistible. From there it is just a short step to political corruption and other stories all welcome distractions from Lindsay's home problems. But when a local car-dealer's stepson is kidnapped, Lindsay and Rory trade journalism for detection. The trail leads them to St Petersburg and a dangerous snatch-back operation. It becomes clear that they have stumbled into a bigger, more violent piece of business than either of them could have guessed; one that will test Lindsay to her limits.

Booked for Murder

Booked for Murder

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/12/2018

Why would anyone want to kill Penny Varnavides, bestselling author of the 'Teen Dreams' series? Her demise can't be the freak accident it first appeared it's an exact replica of the murder method in her forthcoming book. Only three people knew the plot of Penny's unpublished novel: her literary agent, her editor and her ex-girlfriend Meredith. In an effort to clear Meredith, Lindsay Gordon delves beneath the glittering facade of the seemingly glamorous world of London publishing in search of a murderer. While hobnobbing with industry notables, Lindsay encounters an unsavoury mix of soured relationships, desperate power plays, underhanded fraud, and seething rivalries. Who, amongst this sordid group, wanted Penny Varnavides dead?

Broken Ground

Broken Ground

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2018

Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet 'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here . . .' When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own . . . 'Another stellar read from McDermid, and further evidence that her Queen of Crime status will not be challenged' Scotsman 'There is nothing more gratifying than watching a master craftswoman at work, and she is on fine form here' Observer 'A compulsively readable tale' Irish Times

Union Jack

Union Jack

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/10/2018

Leaving her new home in California for a trade union conference in Sheffield, Lindsay Gordon finds herself in the company of old friends - and enemies, including union leader Tom Jack. When Tom is found dead, having catapulted out of Lindsay's tenth-floor hotel room, she is taken in for questioning by the police. Hoping to clear her name by finding the real killer, Lindsay searches among hundreds of unruly union delegates for a murderer who may have struck once before. Along the way she uncovers a seething cauldron of blackmail, corruption and abuse of power.

Rachgier

Rachgier

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2018

Fall Nr. 10 fur Val McDermids beruhmtes Ermittler-Duo: Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan und Profiler Tony Hill jagen den "e;Wedding Killer"e;Eine verkohlte Leiche in einem ausgebrannten Auto - das ist alles, was von der unaufflligen Broangestellten Kathryn McCormick brig ist. Erst vor kurzem hatte sie auf einer Hochzeit einen attraktiven Mann kennengelernt und auf neues Glck nach einer herben Enttuschung gehofft. DCI Carol Jordan und Profiler Tony Hill versuchen den Mann ausfindig zu machen, mssen aber feststellen, dass keiner der anderen Hochzeitsgste ihn kannte. Eine weitere Frauenleiche besttigt Carols furchtbaren Verdacht: Ein ebenso raffinierter wie perfider Serienkiller macht sich die Einsamkeit seiner Opfer zunutze. "e;Grausig und groartig, das Werk einer meisterhaften Krimiautorin."e; The Scotsman, Edinburgh

Broken Ground

Broken Ground

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 23/08/2018

Broken Ground

Broken Ground

Author: Val McDermid Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet 'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here . . .' When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own . . . 'Another stellar read from McDermid, and further evidence that her Queen of Crime status will not be challenged' Scotsman 'There is nothing more gratifying than watching a master craftswoman at work, and she is on fine form here' Observer 'A compulsively readable tale' Irish Times

Final Edition

Final Edition

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/08/2018

Lindsay Gordon finds herself dragged into a sordid world of blackmail, prostitution, lies and murder when she investigates the case of a former colleague jailed for killing a notorious Glaswegian journalist. Third in the popular mystery series. When Alison Maxwell, a well-known Glaswegian journalist with an irresistible sexual attraction to both sexes, is found murdered the police look no further than the owner of the scarf used to strangle her. Lindsay Gordon, however, has other ideas. Maxwell was a serial seductress who kept a secret record of her encounters including one with Lindsay herself. Recalling the threats that followed the end of the relationship, Lindsay knows all too well the feelings of rage, fear and passion that Alison Maxwell could invoke.

Footloose

Footloose

Author: Val McDermid, Peter James Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2018

An original short story from iconic thriller collection Match Up, edited by Lee Child, featuring a never-before-seen pairing between bestsellers Val McDermid and Peter James - along with their popular series characters Carol Jordan, Tony Hill and Roy Grace.When the body of a woman is found without her feet, detective Carol Jordan and clinical psychologist Tony Hill team up with Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, whose team has made a grisly discovery of their own: a pair of human feet. Together, they make it their sole mission to catch a foot fetishist criminal.For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Match Up!

The Distant Echo

The Distant Echo

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2018

The first novel in the bestselling Karen Pirie series The award-winning Number One bestseller and Queen of crime fiction Val McDermid carves out a stunning psychological thriller. The past is behind them, but what's still to come will tear them apart... Some things just won't let go. The past, for instance. That night in the cemetery. The girl's body in the snow. On a freezing Fife morning four drunken students stumble upon the body of a woman in the snow. Rosie has been raped, stabbed and left to die in an ancient Pictish cemetery. And the only suspects are the four young men now stained with her blood. Twenty-five years later the police mount a `cold case' review of Rosie's unsolved murder and the four are still suspects. But when two of them die in suspicious circumstances, it seems that someone is pursuing their own brand of justice. For the remaining two there is only one way to avoid becoming the next victim - find out who really killed Rosie all those years ago...

Insidious Intent (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10)

Insidious Intent (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10)

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Insidious Intent

Insidious Intent

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'Murdered people don't kill themselves . . .' A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable. As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . . Discover the pulse-pounding new novel from the inimitable queen of crime and number one bestseller, Val McDermid, featuring two of the most iconic and unforgettable characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan

Der Sinn des Todes

Der Sinn des Todes

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2017

Der dreiigste Kriminalroman der britischen Bestseller-Autorin: Val McDermid auf der Hohe ihrer Kunst!Ein betrunkener Siebzehnjhriger rast nachts mit einem gestohlenen Auto durch Dundee. Fr seine drei Kumpels endet die Fahrt tdlich. Der Hooligan berlebt - im Koma, fr immer schwer gezeichnet. berraschend frdert ein Routine-DNA-Test eine Verbindung zu einem zwanzig Jahre zurckliegenden, ungelsten Mordfall zutage. Wie kann das sein?Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie von Police Scotland ist sehr erfolgreich darin, verzwickte alte Flle aufzuklren. Doch schnell stellt sich heraus, dass der Fall mindestens so viele Windungen hat wie die DNA-Helix. Zeitgleich wird Karen in einen anderen, hnlich weit zurckliegenden Fall verwickelt, in dem sie eigentlich gar nicht ermitteln drfte. Aber ihr Sinn fr Gerechtigkeit lsst ihr keine andere Wahl... "e;Welche Superlative sind noch brig, um das Phnomen der vielfach preisgekrnten Val McDermid zu beschreiben?"e; Daily Mail

Insidious Intent (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10)

Insidious Intent (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10)

Author: Val McDermid Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2017

*This special edition hardback contains a bonus short story* 'Murdered people don't kill themselves . . .' A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable. As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . . Discover the pulse-pounding new novel from the inimitable queen of crime and number one bestseller, Val McDermid, featuring two of the most iconic and unforgettable characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan

Insidious Intent

Insidious Intent

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 24/08/2017

In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: Someone is luring the women away, only to leave the victims' bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Tony and Carol are called upon to investigate but this may be the toughest case they've ever had to face. Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Paula McIntyre and her partner Elinor must deal with a cruel cyber-blackmailer targeting their teenage ward, Torin.

Insidious Intent (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10)

Insidious Intent (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 10)

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

'Murdered people don't kill themselves . . .' A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable. As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . . Discover the pulse-pounding new novel from the inimitable queen of crime and number one bestseller, Val McDermid, featuring two of the most iconic and unforgettable characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan

Resistance BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama

Resistance BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/04/2017

Gina McKee stars in this chilling apocalyptic radio drama by award-winning writer Val McDermid. It's the Summer Solstice weekend, and 150,000 people have descended on a farm in the North East of England for an open-air music festival. Reporting on the event is journalist Zoe Meadows, who files her copy from a food van run by her friends Sam and Lisa. When some of Sam's customers get sick, it looks like food poisoning, and it's exacerbated by the mud, rain and inadequate sanitary facilities. It's assumed to be a 24-hour thing, until people get home and discover strange skin lesions, which ulcerate and turn septic. More people start getting ill - and dying. What looked like a minor bug is clearly much more serious: a mystery illness that's spreading fast and seems resistant to all antibiotics. Zoe teams up with Sam to track the outbreak to its source; meanwhile, can a cure be found before the disease becomes a pandemic? From a No 1 bestselling author, this original drama envisages a nightmare scenario that seems only too credible in our modern age. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.

Resistance

Resistance

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2017

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2017

The latest spine-chilling thriller from the queen of crime, Val McDermid. 'There are lots of things that ran in families, but murder wasn't one of them ...' When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test could be the key to unlocking the mystery of a twenty-year-old murder inquiry. Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is an expert at solving the unsolvable. With each cold case closed, justice is served. So, finding the answer should be straightforward, but it's as twisted as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to another case, one that she has no business investigating. And as she pieces together decades-old evidence, Karen discovers the most dangerous kinds of secrets. Secrets that someone is willing to kill for ...Number one bestseller, Val McDermid returns with her most atmospheric, gripping novel to date. 'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'Incredibly suspenseful' Sunday Mirror

Schwarzes Netz

Schwarzes Netz

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2017

Ein neuer Fall fur Carol Jordan und Tony Hill - die Bestseller-Reihe von Erfolgsautorin Val McDermidIn McDermids neuntem Thriller um das Ermittleduo Hill/Jordan ist der Polizeipsychologe Tony Hill mit einer mysterisen Serie von Selbstmorden konfrontiert. Stets sind es Frauen, die mitten im Leben stehen, mit ihren prononcierten Meinungen jedoch einen Shitstorm von Internet-Trollen hervorgerufen und diesen offenbar nicht verkraftet haben. Merkwrdig nur, dass sie alle den Freitod berhmter Schriftstellerinnen wie Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf oder Anne Sexton imitieren und sich deren Werke jeweils in der Nhe der Toten finden. DCI Carol Jordan ist unterdessen zurck in ihrem alten Job bei der Polizei und bekommt ein neues Team, mit dem sie im Norden Englands schwere Flle aufklren soll. Die rtselhafte Serie von Suiziden wird fr sie zur Nagelprobe. Hochspannung garantiert: "e;So packend, dass man alles um sich herum vergisst."e; The Times

Das Lied der Sirenen & Schlussblende

Das Lied der Sirenen & Schlussblende

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2016

Nichts fur schwache Nerven!"e;Das Lied der Sirenen"e;Vier Mnner werden tot aufgefunden. Offenbar wurden sie vor ihrer Ermordung grausam gefoltert und verstmmelt. Der Psychologe Tony Hill wird von der Polizei um Hilfe bei der Lsung des Falles gebeten. Und sieht sich pltzlich einer Situation gegenber, mit der er nicht gerechnet hat: Wird er das nchste Opfer sein?"e;Schlussblende"e;Es gibt nichts Schrecklicheres, als die Wahrheit zu kennen, und niemand hrt zu. Die brillante Shaz Bowman ist Mitglied eines Elite-Polizeiteams, das das Verschwinden von 30 Mdchen aufklren soll. Als sie einen berhmten TV-Star verdchtigt, wird sie ausgelacht - und wenig spter entsetzlich verstmmelt aufgefunden. Fr den Polizeipsychologen Dr. Tony Hill beginnt ein persnlicher Rachefeldzug, bei dem nicht klar ist, wer Jger ist und wer Gejagter ... Zwei hochspannnende Thriller der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid in einem Band!

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/08/2016

When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to a twisted unsolved murder from twenty-two years before. Meanwhile, Karen Pirie finds herself irresistibly drawn into another mystery that she has no business investigating; a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems...

Val McDermid 3-Book Thriller Collection: The Mermaids Singing, The Wire in the Blood, The Last Temptation (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan)

Val McDermid 3-Book Thriller Collection: The Mermaids Singing, The Wire in the Blood, The Last Temptation (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan)

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2016

Read the first three books in Val McDermid's No. 1 bestselling crime series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill, hero of TV's much loved WIRE IN THE BLOOD.THE MERMAIDS SINGINGUp till now, the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one's different - this one's on the loose.Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive.THE WIRE IN THE BLOODYoung girls are disappearing around the country, and there is nothing to connect them to one another, let alone the killer whose charming manner hides a warped and sick mind.Dr Tony Hill, head of the new National Profiling Task Force, sets his team an exercise: they are given the details of missing teenagers and asked to discover any possible links between the cases. Only one officer comes up with a theory - a theory that is ridiculed by the group ... until one of their number is murdered and mutilated.For Tony Hill, the murder becomes a matter for personal revenge and, joined by colleague Carol Jordan, he embarks on a campaign of psychological terrorism - a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed.THE LAST TEMPTATIONA twisted killer targeting psychologists has left a grisly trail across Europe.Dr Tony Hill, expert at mapping the minds of murderers, is reluctant to get involved. But then the next victim is much closer to home...Meanwhile, his former partner DCI Carol Jordan is working undercover in Berlin, on a dangerous operation to trap a millionaire trafficker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help.Confronting a cruelty that has its roots in Nazi atrocities, Tony and Carol are thrown together in a world of violence and corruption, where they have no one to trust but each other.

Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series, 1-4

Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series, 1-4

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 19/01/2016

Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone in this award-winning series The Washington Post calls "e;ambitious"e; "e;bone chilling."e; This Val McDermid collection of the Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries includes:The Mermaids SingingThe bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim.Wire in the BloodAcross the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill, too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find...The Last Temptation when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey. But the killer is about to strike uncomfortably close to home. The next victim is a friend and colleague. And Tony's former partner, Detective Carol Jordan, is directly in the murderer's path...The Torment of OthersIn a small grim room, the body of a woman is discovered, panic and pain etched in her face. The scene matches in every detail a series of murders two years ago-murders that ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of a deeply disturbed young man named Derek Tyler. But there's no way Tyler could have killed the latest victim. He's been locked up in a mental institution since his trial, barely speaking a word. So is there a copycat?

The Mermaids Singing

The Mermaids Singing

Author: Val McDermid, Lee Child Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

In this special 20th anniversary edition, Lee Child introduces the Gold Dagger award-winning serial killer thriller that began the Number One bestselling crime series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill, hero of TV's much-loved Wire in the Blood. You always remember the first time. Isn't that what they say about sex? How much more true it is of murder... Up till now, the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one's different - this one's on the loose. Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive. A tense, beautifully written psychological thriller, The Mermaids Singing explores the tormented mind of a serial killer unlike any the world of fiction has ever seen.

Der lange Atem der Vergangenheit

Der lange Atem der Vergangenheit

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2015

Verborgen in der Turmspitze eines baufalligen viktorianischen Gemauers in Edinburgh wird eine skelettierte Leiche mit einem Einschussloch im Schadel gefunden. Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie und ihre Cold Cases Unit sollen den ratselhaften Fall aufklaren. Um wessen sterbliche Uberreste handelt es sich? Karen hat kaum Anhaltspunkte, aber einen zielsicheren Instinkt. Ihre Nachforschungen fuhren sie zuruck in die neunziger Jahre, in die Erbarmungslosigkeit der Balkankriege. In einem Labyrinth aus personlichen und politischen Konflikten, aus falschen Identitaten und sorgsam gehuteten Geheimnissen droht sich die Spur zu verlieren. Doch manchmal will die Vergangenheit einfach nicht ruhen ...

Splinter the Silence

Splinter the Silence

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/08/2015

When psychological profiler Tony Hill comes across a series of suicides among women tormented by vicious online predators, he begins to wonder if there is more to these tragedies than meets the eye. Could it be murder? But what kind of serial killer wants his crimes to stay hidden? Tony and DCI Carol Jordan begin the hunt for the most dangerous and terrifying kind of killer - someone who has nothing to fear and nothing to lose...

Stranded Short Stories

Stranded Short Stories

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

'There are stories here which will make you shudder, and which will linger long in the mind' Ian Rankin Passion. Obsession. Revenge. A stunning collection of chilling short stories from the queen of the psychological thriller. White nights of passion and revenge in St. Petersburg. A bingo-hall tyrant trapped by masked intruders. The sleazy flipside of the international publishing scene. Nineteen nail-biting, intense and intricately plotted crime stories from one of the UK's greatest psychological thriller writers, this diverse collection demonstrates the scope of Val McDermid's imagination and her immense powers as a storyteller.

The Skeleton Road

The Skeleton Road

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. As Karen's investigation gathers momentum, she is drawn deeper into a dark world of intrigue and betrayal. Meanwhile, someone is taking the law into their own hands in the name of justice and revenge -- but when present resentment collides with secrets of the past, the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined . . . From number one bestseller, Val McDermid comes an atmospheric, spine-chilling tour de force -- her richest and most accomplished psychological thriller to date.

The Skeleton Road

The Skeleton Road

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a crumbling, gothic building in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. As Karen's investigation gathers momentum, she is drawn deeper into a dark world of intrigue and betrayal. Meanwhile, someone is taking the law into their own hands in the name of justice and revenge -- but when present resentment collides with secrets of the past, the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined ...From number one bestseller, Val McDermid comes an atmospheric, spine-chilling tour de force -- her richest and most accomplished psychological thriller to date.

Forensics

Forensics

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2015

The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Val McDermid uncovers the secrets of forensic medicine with ground-breaking research and her own experience. Along the way you'll wonder at how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine time of death and how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer.

Der Whisky-Pfarrer

Der Whisky-Pfarrer

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2014

Drei subtile Kurzkrimis von der Queen of Crime Val McDermid!Wie schon in ihrer Story-Sammlung "e;Abgekupfert"e; erweist sich die erfolgreiche britische Thrillerautorin Val McDermid in diesen drei Geschichten erneut als Meisterin der kurzen Form. Neben der titelgebenden Story, "e;Der Whisky-Pfarrer"e;, gibt es auch in "e;Der Schluck des Teufels"e; und "e;Darkling - ein Geschpf der Dunkelheit"e; sozusagen wieder Spannung in der Nussschale. Ein nettes Bonbon fr alle Fans!

Eiszeit

Eiszeit

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2014

Atemlos und packend: ein neuer Hohepunkt der Jordon/Hill-Reihe von Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Ein Unbekannter bringt Frauen um, die alle eine verblffende hnlichkeit mit Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan haben. Eigentlich ein perfekter Fall fr sie und ihren Kollegen, den Profiler Tony Hill, doch Carol hat gerade ihren Job hingeschmissen. Der brutale Mord an ihrem Bruder und dessen Frau hat sie in eine Krise gestrzt. Sie wirft Tony vor, diese Bluttat nicht vorhergesehen zu haben, und will nichts mehr mit ihm zu tun haben. Als der Verdacht schlielich sogar auf Tony fllt, beginnen die Ereignisse sich zu berschlagen "e;Liebhaber des Krimigenres werden McDermids meisterhafte Mischung aus lebendiger Beschreibung, komplexen Figuren und nicht nachlassender Spannung begeistert verschlingen."e; Booklist "e;Hill und Jordan legen wie immer einen brillanten Auftritt hin."e; The Times"e;Eiszeit"e; von Val McDermid ist ein eBook von Topkrimi - exciting eBooks. Das Zuhause fr spannende, aufregende, nervenzerreiende Krimis und Thriller. Mehr eBooks findest du auf Facebook. Werde Teil unserer Community und entdecke jede Woche neue Flle, Crime und Nervenkitzel zum Top-Preis!

Val Mcdermid Seven-Book Bundle

Val Mcdermid Seven-Book Bundle

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2014

Expert criminal profiler Dr. Tony Hill and no-nonsense detective Carol Jordan draw on their pasts and mix personal with professional as they hunt down notorious criminal psychopaths. This special bundle contains the first seven Hill/Jordan mysteries: The Mermaids Singing, The Wire in the Blood, The Last Temptation, The Torment of Others, Beneath the Bleeding, Fever of the Bone, and The Retribution.

PI Kate Brannigan Series Books 1-3: Dead Beat, Kick Back, Crack Down

PI Kate Brannigan Series Books 1-3: Dead Beat, Kick Back, Crack Down

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2014

Three crime novels featuring PI Kate Brannigan from Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author Val McDermid.DEAD BEAT: Kate Brannigan is a female private detective set to do for Manchester what V.I. Warshawski has done for Chicago. As a favour to her rock journalist boyfriend, Kate agrees to track down a missing song-writer Moira Pollock, a search that takes her into some of the seediest parts of Leeds and Bradford. But little does she realise that finding Moira is only a prelude to murder...KICK BACK: Kate Brannigan, feisty Manchester-based PI, is back, investigating the bizarre case of the missing conservatories. Before long she's up to her neck in crooked land deals, mortgage scams, financial chicanery - and murder. But when a favour for a friend puts Kate's own life in danger, bizarre is not the first word she thinks of...CRACK DOWN: PI Kate Brannigan only let her boyfriend help out with an investigation into a car sales fraud because she thought it was safe. But by now Kate should know that with Richard you have to expect the unexpected. Soon she finds herself dragged into a world of drug traffickers, child pornographers, fraudsters and violent gangland enforcers bringing her face to face with death in the most terrifying investigation of her career.

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2014

Jane Austen in the hands of queen of crime, Val McDermid. Get ready for a very different Northanger Abbey. Seventeen-year-old Catherine `Cat' Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat's wealthy neighbours, the Allens, invite her to Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons. Edinburgh initially offers no such thrills: Susie Allen is obsessed by shopping, Andrew Allen by the Fringe. A Highland Dance class, though, brings Cat a new acquaintance: Henry Tilney, a pale, dark-eyed gentleman whose family home, Northanger Abbey, sounds perfectly thrilling. And an introduction to Bella Thorpe, who shares her passion for supernatural novels, provides Cat with a like-minded friend. But with Bella comes her brother John, an obnoxious banker whose vulgar behaviour seems designed to thwart Cat's growing fondness for Henry. Happily, rescue is at hand. The rigidly formal General Tilney invites her to stay at Northanger with son Henry and daughter Eleanor. Cat's imagination runs riot: an ancient abbey, crumbling turrets, secret chambers, ghosts...and Henry! What could be more deliciously romantic? But Cat gets far more than she bargained for in this isolated corner of the Scottish Borders. The real world outside the pages of a novel proves to be altogether more disturbing than the imagined world within...

Cross and Burn

Cross and Burn

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Someone is brutally killing women. Women who bear a striking resemblance to former DCI Carol Jordan. The connection is too strong to ignore and soon psychological profiler Tony Hill finds himself dangerously close to the investigation, just as the killer is closing in on his next target. This is a killer like no other, hell-bent on inflicting the most severe and grotesque punishment on his prey. As the case becomes ever-more complex and boundaries begin to blur, Tony and Carol must work together once more to try and save the victims, and themselves.

Mo Sheanmhair an Spuinneadair

Mo Sheanmhair an Spuinneadair

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2014

Gunpowder Plots

Gunpowder Plots

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2013

Available in ebook for the first time ever, this trio of classic crime short stories by Sunday Times number one bestseller, Val McDermid - Heartburn, Sneeze for Danger, The Consolation Blonde - shows the early twists and turns that Val now uses in her bestselling crime fiction. In Heartburn, a traditional bonfire night turns deadly when revenge is in the air. In Sneeze for Danger, a killer is unmasked by unfortunate means, and in The Consolation Blonde, a misunderstanding turns a bestselling author to crime...

Cross and Burn

Cross and Burn

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 10/10/2013

The new unforgettable new Tony Hill and Carol Jordan novel will see them forced to fight for themselves and each other as never before...Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they're not talking doesn't mean the killing stops. Someone is killing women. Women who bear a disturbing resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

Weihnachten nach alter Vater Sitte

Weihnachten nach alter Vater Sitte

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Eine spannende Krimi-Erzahlung der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Adel verpflichtet: Das harmonische Beisammensein auf dem Familiensitz der Baronen Amberley findet kurz nach Weihnachten ein jhes Ende. Edmund, der Stammhalter, erffnet seiner Frau und dem Rest der Familie, dass er nach London ziehen wird, wo ihm und seiner Band ein Plattenvertrag winkt. Das Anwesen will er verpachten, womit er auf wenig Gegenliebe stt: Am nchsten Morgen findet man Edmund tot im Wald Fr alle Fans der erfolgreichen Autorin und alle, die es werden wollen!

Ein atemberaubender Missgriff & Die Schrift an der Wand

Ein atemberaubender Missgriff & Die Schrift an der Wand

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Zwei spannende Krimi-Erzahlungen der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Wenn jede Hilfe zu spt komm: Dem Bank-Direktor Brian Bayley bleibt ein Hppchen sprichwrtlich im Halse stecken. Ein ein unglckliches Missgeschick. Knnte man jedenfalls meinen ... Auch eine Studentin braucht Hilfe. Sie wird von ihrem Freund misshandelt und schreibt ihr Leid an die Wand einer Toilette. Die Antworten darauf enthalten leider nicht nur gute Ratschlge... Fr alle Fans der erfolgreichen Autorin und alle, die es werden wollen!

Abgekupfert

Abgekupfert

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Eine spannende Krimi-Erzahlung der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Eine echte Mogelpackung: Eine Software-Firma erhlt reihenweise Reklamationen - Die Originalverpackungen eines erfolgreichen PC-Spiels enthalten nur leere Datentrger. Wer steckt hinter dem Sabotageakt? Privatdetektivin Kate Brannigan ermittelt!Fr alle Fans der erfolgreichen Autorin - und alle, die es werden wollen!

Auftrag ausgefuhrt

Auftrag ausgefuhrt

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Eine spannende Krimi-Erzahlung der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Status ist alles: Das nagelneue Sportcoup eines Unternehmers wird gestohlen. Der Eigentmer wird um eine grere Summe erpresst, um seinen Wagen, der offiziell noch gar nicht erhltlich ist, zurckzubekommen. Als Privatdetektivin Kate Brennigan herausfindet, wer hinter der Entfhrung steckt, lst sie den Fall auf ihre Art Fr alle Fans der erfolgreichen Autorin und alle, die es werden wollen!

Die Verwandlung

Die Verwandlung

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Eine spannende Krimi-Erzahlung der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Manchmal erkennt man sich selbst nicht wieder: Die Rechtsanwltin Jane Sullivan fhrt ein fast erschreckend brgerliches Leben mit Ehemann, zwei Kindern und einem Neufundlnder. Doch dann lernt sie ihre Klientin Stevie kennen - und eine ganz andere Seite an sich. Doch ihr ungeahntes Verlangen fordert seine Opfer Fr alle Fans der erfolgreichen Autorin und alle, die es werden wollen!

Eine kollegiale Affare

Eine kollegiale Affare

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Eine spannende Krimi-Erzahlung der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Mehr als eine Brieffreundschaft: Zwischen dem Schriftsteller Larry Ryan und seiner Kollegin Allie James entspannt sich ein leidenschaftlicher E-Mail-Verkehr. Larry schlgt ein reales Treffen vor, um die bereits ausgetauschten Phantasien in die Tat umzusetzen - doch eine Phantasie behielt Larry fr sich. Fr alle Fans der erfolgreichen Autorin und alle, die es werden wollen!

Wer den Wagen ins Rollen bringt

Wer den Wagen ins Rollen bringt

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Eine spannende Krimi-Erzahlung der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Manche Geschichten behlt man besser fr sich: Sarah begleitet den erfolgreichen Schriftsteller Tom Uttley auf einer Lesereise in Russland. Sie erliegt seinem Scharm - und seinem erzhlerischen Talent. Als er die kurze Affre beendet, verfasst Sarah eine folgenschwere Kurzgeschichte ber einen erfolgreichen Autor und Verfhrer, die sie an eine Zeitung schickt Fr alle Fans der erfolgreichen Autorin und alle, die es werden wollen!

Das Madchen, das den Weihnachtsmann umbrachte

Das Madchen, das den Weihnachtsmann umbrachte

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Eine spannende Krimi-Erzahlung der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Santa Clause is coming to town: Die achtjhrige Kelly Jane glaubt schon lange nicht mehr an den Weihnachtsmann. Umso schockierter ist sie, als sie in der Nacht vor Weihnachten Schritte auf dem Flur hrt: Ein Mann in rotem Gewand schleicht durch das Haus und scheint nichts Gutes im Schilde zu fhren Fr alle Fans der erfolgreichen Autorin und alle, die es werden wollen!

Auf dem Pfad der Tugend

Auf dem Pfad der Tugend

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Eine spannende Krimi-Erzahlung der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Vom Saulus zum Paulus? Terry hat eine beeindruckende kriminelle Karriere hinter sich. Doch nun setzt er alles daran, seine Vergangenheit hinter sich zu lassen und einen ganz normalen Job zu finden. Denn das ist die Bedingung, die ihm seine Jugendliebe fr eine gemeinsame Zukunft stellt. Aber wie soll einer wie er eine Anstellung finden? Letztlich zahlen sich seine Qualifikationen doch noch aus Fr alle Fans der erfolgreichen Autorin und alle, die es werden wollen!

Wen es trifft...

Wen es trifft...

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2013

Eine spannende Krimi-Erzahlung der Bestseller-Autorin Val McDermid!Es knnte jeden treffen: Detective Sergeant Maggie Staniforth ermittelt gegen einen Unbekannten, der in Supermrkten vergiftete Lebensmittel in Umlauf bringt. Es folgen zahlreiche Todesflle, doch kein Erpresserschreiben. Was ist das Motiv hinter dem heimtckischen Verbrechen?Fr alle Fans der erfolgreichen Autorin und alle, die es werden wollen!

Ghost Writer

Ghost Writer

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2013

Gavin is an excellent writer; he can conjure up believable characters, evoke a credible setting and wrap the reader up in his language, but he can never seem to come up with a credible plot. On meeting Natasha at a creative writing group he thinks he has met his soulmate. Not only is she attractive, her plots are amazing. Combining their skills seems like the obvious route, and their stories become internet sensations. But when tragedy strikes, will the stories survive?

Der Verrat

Der Verrat

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2013

In Val McDermids neuem Roman "e;Der Verrat"e; muss die Schriftstellerin Stephanie Harker am Flughafen von Chicago hilflos mit ansehen, wie ihr funfjahriger Adoptivsohn Jimmy von einem Unbekannten entfuhrt wird. Als sie, auer sich vor Verzweiflung, aus der Sicherheitsschleuse ausbricht, wird sie fur eine Attentaterin gehalten und von der Security uberwaltigt. Erst die FBI-Agentin Vivian McKuras glaubt ihr. Doch da ist der Entfuhrer mit dem kleinen Jungen schon langst verschwunden ...

Cross Roads

Cross Roads

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2013

Available in ebook for the first time ever, this duo of classic short stories by Sunday Times number one bestseller, Val McDermid - Driving a Hard Bargain, The Road & the Miles to Dundee - brings back the popular Kate Brannigan and shows a different side of her writing. In Driving a Hard Bargain, PI Kate Brannigan investigates a car theft with a twist.In The Road & the Miles to Dundee, a moving father-daughter relationship is remembered through Scottish songs.

The Vanishing Point

The Vanishing Point

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Stephanie Harker is travelling through security at O'Hare airport with five-year-old Jimmy. But in a moment, everything changes. In disbelief, Stephanie watches as a uniformed agent leads her boy away - and she's stuck the other side of the gates, hysterical with worry. The authorities, unaware of Jimmy's existence, just see a woman behaving erratically; Stephanie is wrestled to the ground and blasted with a taser gun. By the time she can tell them what has happened, Jimmy is long gone. But as Stephanie tells her story to the FBI, it becomes clear that everything is not as it seems. There are many potential suspects for this abduction. With time rapidly running out, how can Stephanie get him back? 

The Vanishing Point

The Vanishing Point

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Stephanie Harker is travelling through security at O'Hare airport with five-year-old Jimmy. But in a moment, everything changes. In disbelief, Stephanie watches as a uniformed agent leads her boy away - and she's stuck the other side of the gates, hysterical with worry. The authorities, unaware of Jimmy's existence, just see a woman behaving erratically; Stephanie is wrestled to the ground and blasted with a taser gun. By the time she can tell them what has happened, Jimmy is long gone. But as Stephanie tells her story to the FBI, it becomes clear that everything is not as it seems. There are many potential suspects for this abduction. With time rapidly running out, how can Stephanie get him back? A breathtakingly rich and gripping psychological thriller, The Vanishing Point is Val McDermid's most accomplished standalone novel to date, a work of haunting brilliance.

Val McDermid 3-Book Crime Collection: A Place of Execution, The Distant Echo, The Grave Tattoo

Val McDermid 3-Book Crime Collection: A Place of Execution, The Distant Echo, The Grave Tattoo

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2013

Read the award-winning and Number One bestselling Val McDermid at the top of her game in these three nail-biting crime thrillers.A PLACE OF EXECUTION: In 1963, Alison Carter vanished in the Peak District. Journalist Catherine Heathcote remembers the case from her childhood, and interviews DI George Bennett for his recollection of the hunt for Alison. But when a fresh lead emerges, Bennett tries to pull the story - plunging Catherine into a world of buried secrets and explosive revelations...THE DISTANT ECHO: Four drunken students find the body of a woman in a snow-covered cemetery. Twenty-five years on, a 'cold case' review of the murder still has them as the main suspects. But when two of them die in suspicious circumstances, the only way for the remaining two to save themselves is to find out who the real murderer is...THE GRAVE TATTOO: Scholar Jane Gresham believes that the poet William Wordsworth may have sheltered Fletcher Christian, the mutinous First Mate on the Bounty, and turned his tale into an epic poem - which has since disappeared. But the centuries-old mystery is putting lives at risk. And it isn't just the truth that is waiting to be discovered, but a bounty worth millions...

Christmas is Murder

Christmas is Murder

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 07/12/2012

Available in ebook for the first time ever, this duo of classic Christmas crime short stories by Sunday Times number one bestseller, Val McDermid - A Traditional Christmas and A Wife in a Million - introduces DI Maggie Staniforth.In A Traditional Christmas, the peace of a picture perfect Christmas in the Cotswolds is shattered by an unexpected turn of events.In A Wife in a Million, Maggie Staniforth takes centre stage in a deadly tale of hardship at Christmas.

Vergeltung

Vergeltung

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2012

Bisher galt dieses Gefangnis als absolut ausbruchsicher. Doch nach zwolf Jahren Haft gelingt Jacko Vance, einem perfiden Madchenmorder, durch eine raffinierte, lange geplante Tauschung die Flucht. Jacko ist besessen von einem einzigen Gedanken: gnadenlose Vergeltung - an allen, die ihn hinter Schloss und Riegel gebracht haben. Vor allem aber an Carol Jordan und Tony Hill. Und er hat sich etwas Hinterhaltigeres als deren Tod ausgedacht: Er will seine Feinde ins Mark treffen, ihnen ihr Liebstes nehmen. Seine ersten Opfer sind Carols Bruder und dessen Frau ...

The Vanishing Point

The Vanishing Point

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/09/2012

Award-winning Val McDermid follows her bestselling Trick of the Dark with another gripping standalone thriller.

My Granny Is a Pirate

My Granny Is a Pirate

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2012

My granny is a pirate! She's sailed the seven seas. She captured many pirate ships But was always home for tea. When a family secret about Granny is revealed, we discover all about her fiercesome pirate reputation and her swashbuckling ways - from making other rogueish pirates walk the plank to singing sea shanties to her dog, Jolly Roger. Look again at your granny...could she be a pirate too? A must-have book for all pirate fans.

Todliche Worte

Todliche Worte

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2012

Der Profiler. Die Kommissarin. Der raffinierte Psychopath. Fall Nr. 4 fr das Ermittlerduo Tony Hill und Carol JordanAuf einer blutgetrnkten Matratze wird in grotesk verrenkter Haltung die Leiche einer Prostituierten gefunden. Die Szene erinnert bis ins Detail an eine Mordserie, die zwei Jahre zurckliegt und mit einem Schlag aufhrte, als Derek Tyler gefasst wurde. AberTyler kann das neue Opfer eigentlich nicht gettet haben. Er sitzt hinter Gittern im Hoch-sicherheitstrakt einer psychiatrischen Haftanstalt und spricht mit niemandem ein Wort. Doch seine jahrelange Erfahrung als Profiler sagt Tony Hill, dass es nur Tyler gewesen sein kann. Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan glaubt das nicht. Ihr Team startet eine gewagte Undercover-Action, um den Killer zu stellen. Und das wird Carol noch bereuen ... "e;Unsere fhrende Pathologin des Bsen im Alltag ... Die subtile Inszenierung des Schreckens ist meisterhaft."e; The Guardian

Abgeblasen

Abgeblasen

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2012

In ihrem ersten Fall durchkammt Kate Brannigan die Popmusikszene in Manchester nach einer verschwundenen Songwriterin. Nach einiger Laufarbeit wei Kate: Die Gesuchte hat einen Totalabsturz hinter sich und ware an einem Comeback mehr als interessiert. Doch als sie zusammen mit ihrem ehemaligen Kollegen ein neues Album aufnimmt, wird sie mit einem Tenorsaxophon erschlagen ...

Clean Break

Clean Break

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2012

Kate Brannigan muss sich alleine um die Falle der Detektei Mortensen & Brannigan kummern. Gleich von mehreren Seiten gerat sie unter Druck. Bis nach Italien jagt sie einem gestohlenen Monet nach. Unterdessen sterben im heimatlichen Manchester zwei Kunden eines Putzmittelherstellers an einer mysteriosen Zyanidvergiftung ...

Das Gesetz der Serie

Das Gesetz der Serie

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2012

Gloria Kendal, Star der Seifenoper "e;Nordlichter"e;, erhalt plotzlich aggressive Drohbriefe. Kate Brannigan soll ihr als Leibwachterin Schutz bieten. Genervt von der Egomanie der schauspielenden Zunft und den langweiligen Dreharbeiten, will Kate schon hinschmeien - doch da ist bereits die erste Leiche im Kasten!

Das Kuckucksei

Das Kuckucksei

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2012

In Manchesters Clubszene kennt sich die abgebruhte Kate Brannigan bestens aus. Aber in der Fertilisationsforschung? Von ihrer besten Freundin Alexis lasst Kate sich uberreden, den Tod der Arztin aufzuklaren, der Alexis ihre Schwangerschaft zu verdanken hat - und stot dabei auf illegale Machenschaften ...

Luftgarten

Luftgarten

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2012

Kate Brannigan ermittelt wieder: An mehreren Einfamilienhausern verschwinden buchstablich uber Nacht die eben erst angebauten Wintergarten. Eine kleine Ermittlung, denkt die toughe Privatdetektivin, und doch weckt der sonderbare Fall ihre Neugier. Schon bald stellt sich heraus, dass er gefahrliche Dimensionen annimmt und Kate in Lebensgefahr bringt ...

Schlussblende

Schlussblende

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2012

Es gibt nichts Schrecklicheres, als die Wahrheit zu kennen, und niemand hort zu. Die brillante Shaz Bowman ist Mitglied eines Elite-Polizeiteams, das das Verschwinden von 30 Madchen aufklaren soll. Als sie einen beruhmten TV-Star verdachtigt, wird sie ausgelacht - und wenig spater entsetzlich verstummelt aufgefunden. Fur den Polizeipsychologen Dr. Tony Hill beginnt ein personlicher Rachefeldzug, bei dem nicht klar ist, wer Jager ist und wer Gejagter ... Nach dem Bestseller "e;Das Lied der Sirenen"e; ist dies der zweite hochkaratige Psychothriller von Val McDermid, die in England langst zu den Groen des Genres gehort. "e;McDermids Fahigkeit, in die gestorte Psyche eines Kriminellen einzudringen, ist furchterregend ... Eine Autorin, die immer besser wird."e; The Times

Skrupellos

Skrupellos

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2012

Kate Brannigans aktueller Klient ist das Kreditinstitut eines Autoherstellers. Zusammen mit ihrem Freund Richard Barclay tritt Brannigan als Ehepaar auf, das bei einem verdachtigen Handler ein Auto kauft. Ein harmloser Job - nur dass Richard im Gefngnis landet. Nun muss Kate nicht nur die Unschuld ihres Freundes beweisen, sondern sich auch noch um dessen kleinen Sohn kmmern. Auch in ihrem dritten Fall sticht Kate in ein Wespennest

Ein Ort fur die Ewigkeit

Ein Ort fur die Ewigkeit

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2012

Winter 1963. An einem frostigen Dezembertag verschwindet ein dreizehnjahriges Madchen spurlos aus dem abgeschiedenen Dorf Scardale in Derbyshire: Ahson Carter, die Stieftochter des Gutsherrn. Der junge Inspector George Bennett erhofft sich den ersten spektakularen Ermittlungserfolg seiner Laufbahn. Doch im Dorf Scardale, wo die Zeit stehengeblieben zu sein scheint, herrscht Mitrauen - und tiefes Schweigen. Von Stunde zu Stunde, von Woche zu Woche mehren sich die Zeichen, da Alison brutal ermordet wurde. Doch erst nach Monaten hartnckigen Suchens und einem aufwhlenden Proze wird George Bennett den Fall zu den Akten legen - mit mehr offenen Fragen auf der Seele, als ihm lieb ist. Jahrzehnte spter, im Jahre 1998, entschliet sich die junge Journalistin Catherine Heathcote, die Geschichte des berhmten "e;Mordfalls ohne Leiche"e; in einem Buch aufzuzeichnen. Kaum aber hat sie ihr Manuskript abgeschlossen, geschieht etwas vllig Unerwartetes: George Bennett verbietet die Verffentlichung. Catherine wird von jetzt an selbst ermitteln und auf eine Wahrheit stoen, die zerstrerisch ist - eine Wahrheit, die Leben vernichten oder aber retten kann. Die Entscheidung hegt bei ihr... Val McDermid, die zu den erfolgreichsten britischen Autorinnen von Spannungsliteratur zhlt, stellt in ihrem atemberaubenden Roman die Gesetze des Kriminalgenres auf den Kopf. In zwei Akten erzhlt sie die Geschichte einer tragischen Tuschung - und treibt dabei das raffinierteste Spiel mit der Leichtglubigkeit der Leser.

Village SOS (Woman's Hour Drama)

Village SOS (Woman's Hour Drama)

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

DCI Marion Bettany, played by Helen Baxendale, continues her investigation into Colin Arnott's murder, but the residents of Shilwick are curiously reluctant to help. Colin's plans to turn a deconsecrated chapel into a performing arts centre had ruffled feathers throughout the village, and Bettany wants to know if that's a strong enough motive for murder. Val McDermid is a multi-award winning crime writer, and creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, which stars Robson Green. Set in Shilwick, Village SOS is a fictional version of the BBC One series of the same name. Starring Helen Baxendale, David Seddon, Elaine Claxton, Rachel Bavidge, Adrian Grove, Shaun Prendergast. Producer / Director ..... Fiona Kelcher.

The Retribution (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 7)

The Retribution (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 7)

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2012

There is one serial killer who has shaped and defined police profiler Tony Hill's life. One serial killer whose evil surpasses all others. One serial killer who has the power to chill him to the bone: Jacko Vance. And now Jacko is back in Tony's life. Even more twisted and cunning than ever before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony - and DCI Carol Jordan - for the years he has spent in prison. Tony doesn't know when Jacko will strike, or where. All he knows is that Jacko will cause him to feel fear like he has never known before - and devastate his life in ways he cannot imagine...

Die Erfinder des Todes

Die Erfinder des Todes

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2012

Eine selbstverliebte Queen of Crime und ein eitler Horrorspezialist sterben so, wie sie es in ihren Romanen fur ihre Opfer minutios ausgeklugelt haben. Und nicht nur diese bestialischen Morde rauben der Psychologin und Profilerin Fiona Cameron den Schlaf, denn auch Kit Martin, ihr Lebensgefahrte, zahlt zu den prominentesten Erfindern des Todes. Fiona wird bald klar, dass Kit ganz oben auf der Liste des Psychopathen steht.

Schleichendes Gift

Schleichendes Gift

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2012

Bradfield steht unter Schock. Zuerst wird der Star des Erstliga-Clubs Bradfield Victoria vergiftet. Kurz darauf kommen bei einem Bombenanschlag auf das Fuballstadion Dutzende von Menschen ums Leben. Die Wahnsinnstat eines Terroristen? Oder vielleicht etwas noch Unheimlicheres?Carol Jordan und ihr Major Incident Team (MIT) stehen unter groem Druck, denn die Boulevardpresse wartet mit immer neuen Spekulationen auf und heizt die Stimmung in der ff entlichkeit an. Aber Dr. Tony Hill liegt nach der Attacke eines Psychopathen, der ihn mit einem Beil schwer verletzte, im Krankenhaus. Als ein zweiter Giftmord geschieht, mssen die beiden alles daransetzen, einen Killer zu stellen, ber den sie so gut wie nichts wissen

Val McDermid 2-Book Bundle

Val McDermid 2-Book Bundle

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

Val McDermid's Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series starts with The Mermaids Singing and continues with The Wire in the Blood. Download both in this special ebook edition. The Mermaids Singing The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. The Wire in the Blood Across the country, dozens of teenage girls have vanished. Authorities are convinced they're runaways with just the bad luck of the draw to connect them. It's the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to look for a pattern. They've spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But sane men kill too. And when they hide in plain sight, they can be difficult to find

Alle Rache will Ewigkeit

Alle Rache will Ewigkeit

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 20/12/2011

Die Profilerin Charlie Flint bekommt unerwartet Post, ein Packchen mit Zeitungsausschnitten uber einen brutalen Mord an ihrem alten College in Oxford. Dort ist auf einer Hochzeitsfeier der Brautigam erschlagen worden. Wahrend die Gaste sich den Champagner schmecken lieen, hat man seine blutuberstromte Leiche in den nahen Fluss geworfen. Charlie wei nicht, wer der Absender ist, doch das Verbrechen will ihr einfach nicht aus dem Kopf gehen. Weil sie gerade vom Dienst suspendiert worden ist, hat sie genug Zeit fur Nachforschungen in Oxford. Je mehr sie in die geschlossene Welt der Universitat eindringt, desto unbegreiflicher wird die Tat. Und jeder ihrer Schritte konnte einer zu viel sein ...

The Retribution

The Retribution

Author: Val McDermid Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2011

There is one serial killer who has shaped and defined police profiler Tony Hill's life. One serial killer whose evil surpasses all others. One serial killer who has the power to chill him to the bone: Jacko Vance. And now Jacko is back in Tony's life. Even more twisted and cunning than before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony - and DCI Carol Jordan - for the years he has spent in prison. Tony doesn't know when Jacko will strike, or where. All he knows is that Jacko will cause him fear like he has never known before - and devastate his life in ways he cannot imagine...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

Kate Brannigan  Clean Break (BBC Radio Crimes)

Kate Brannigan Clean Break (BBC Radio Crimes)

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan is not amused when she is woken up in the middle of the night and informed that a Monet has been stolen from a stately home where she arranged security. Feeling that it's her responsibility to get it back, she decides to investigate - and after talking to the insurers, she discovers that the robbery was just the latest in a series of art thefts at British stately homes. There have been three identical burglaries in the past nine months, and an international gang seems to be implicated in all of them. Accompanied by her boyfriend Richard, Kate sets off on a chase across Europe that brings her head to head with organized crime...

Das Lied der Sirenen

Das Lied der Sirenen

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2010

Das Lied der SirenenVier Mnner werden tot aufgefunden. Offenbar wurden sie vor ihrer Ermordung grausam gefoltert und verstmmelt. Der Psychologe Tony Hill wird von der Polizei um Hilfe bei der Lsung des Falles gebeten. Und sieht sich pltzlich einer Situation gegenber, mit der er nicht gerechnet hat: Er knnte das nchste Opfer sein!"e;Fesselnd und schockierend!"e; Minette Walters"e;Ein herausragender Psychothriller."e; CosmopolitanDas Lied der Sirenen von Val McDermid: Hochspannung im eBook!

Vatermord

Vatermord

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2010

Als die verstummelte Leiche der 14-jahrigen -Jennifer gefunden wird, ist DCI Carol Jordan sofort klar, dass hier ein extrem gefahrlicher Psychopath seine Spur hinterlassen hat. Ihr Verdacht bestatigt sich, weitere Teenager werden ermordet. Ihre Gemeinsamkeit: Alle sind sie vierzehn Jahre alt, immer hat der Killer auf einer Internetplattform Kontakt zu ihnen aufgenommen und vorgetauscht, genau ihre Interessen zu teilen - bevor er sie schlielich ins Verderben lockte. Carol setzt erneut auf Tony Hill und dessen auergewhnliche Fhigkeiten als Profiler. Doch Carols neuer Chef will davon nichts wissen, und als Tony berraschend von seiner eigenen Vergangenheit eingeholt wird, scheint niemand mehr den Killer aufhalten zu knnen ... Vatermord von Val McDermid: Spannung pur im eBook"e;

Nacht unter Tag

Nacht unter Tag

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2010

Ungeloste Falle sind ihre Spezialitat, doch dieser fuhrt DI Karen Pirie an ihre Grenzen: Ein Mann wird als vermisst gemeldet - nach uber zwanzig Jahren. Karens Ermittlungen im schottischen Glenrothes stoen auf eine Mauer des Schweigens. Ahnlich ergeht es einer Journalistin, die ehrgeizig uber eine fast vergessene Entfuhrung recherchiert. Bald landet auch dieser alte Fall auf Karens Schreibtisch - zusammen mit einem neuen Mord ... Nacht unter Tag von Val McDermid: Spannung pur im eBook!

Das Moor des Vergessens

Das Moor des Vergessens

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2010

In der Idylle des Lake District wird eine zweihundert Jahre alte Moorleiche entdeckt. Der Tote weist bizarre Tatowierungen aus der Sudsee auf und bestarkt einen Verdacht, den die junge Literaturwissenschaftlerin Jane Gresham schon langer hegt: Konnte es sich um die sterblichen Uberreste von Fletcher Christian handeln, jenem legendaren Anfuhrer der Meuterei auf der Bounty? Ist er damals vielleicht heimlich zuruckgekehrt und hat mit seiner abenteuerlichen Geschichte William Wordsworth, dem beruhmten Dichter und Jugendfreund, den Stoff fur ein verschollenes Meisterwerk geliefert?Jane scheint nicht die Einzige zu sein, die auf der Suche nach dem wertvollen Manuskript ist. Denn pltzlich geht der Tod um. Innerhalb kurzer Zeit verlieren alle, bei denen man das Epos vermutet, auf mysterise Weise ihr Leben ...

Abgekupfert

Abgekupfert

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2010

Leckerbissen vom "e;Roaring Ferrari unter den englischen Krimiautoren"e; Die Lady ist tough, und ihre Bucher sind es auch. Langst ist der Name Val McDermid auch in Deutschland ein Begriff fur Spannung mit dem gewissen Etwas. Diese Sammlung von fruhen und neueren Crime Stories, von der Autorin eigens fur dieses Taschenbuch zusammengestellt, bestatigt einmal mehr das Konnen der Bestsellerautorin und zeigt sie als Meisterin auch der kurzen Form. Unsere Garantie: Keine Geschichte ist abgekupfert! Alle Stories sind bisher unveroffentlicht, auch in Grobritannien, und erscheinen hier zum ersten Mal in Buchform. Abgekupfert von Val McDermid: Spannung pur im eBook!

Echo einer Winternacht

Echo einer Winternacht

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2010

Eine eisige Winternacht, 1978. In dem schottischen Universitatsstadtchen St. Andrews machen Alex Gilbey und seine Freunde auf dem alten keltischen Friedhof eine grausige Entdeckung: den blutuberstromten Korper der jungen Rosie Duff. Jede Hilfe kommt zu spat. Auch wenn die Polizei ihnen nichts nachweisen kann, geraten die Studenten unter Verdacht. Funfundzwanzig Jahre spater rollt die Polizei ungeloste Mordfalle wieder auf. Auch den Mord an Rosie. Und es scheint jemanden zu geben, der seine eigene Vorstellung von Gerechtigkeit hat: Einer der vier Freunde von damals kommt auf mysteriose Weise ums Leben, kurz darauf ein zweiter. Alex Gilbey muss herausfinden, wer es auf das Quartett abgesehen hat, bevor er selbst das nachste Opfer wird. Ein Alptraum nimmt seinen Lauf ... Echo einer Winternacht von Val McDermid: Spannung pur im eBook!

The Distant Echo

The Distant Echo

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

The first novel in the bestselling Karen Pirie series The award-winning Number One bestseller and Queen of crime fiction Val McDermid carves out a stunning psychological thriller. The past is behind them, but what's still to come will tear them apart... Some things just won't let go. The past, for instance. That night in the cemetery. The girl's body in the snow. On a freezing Fife morning four drunken students stumble upon the body of a woman in the snow. Rosie has been raped, stabbed and left for dead in an ancient Pictish cemetery. And the only suspects are the four young men now stained with her blood. Twenty-five years later the police mount a `cold case' review of Rosie's unsolved murder and the four are still suspects. But when two of them die in suspicious circumstances, it seems that someone is pursuing their own brand of justice. For the remaining two there is only one way to avoid becoming the next victim - find out who really killed Rosie all those years ago...

The Wire in the Blood

The Wire in the Blood

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Val McDermid's Number One bestselling crime series, featuring psychological profiler Dr Tony Hill and Jacko Vance - protagonist of new novel THE RETRIBUTION - in the suspenseful and ferociously readable thriller that led to the much-loved TV show. Young girls are disappearing around the country, and there is nothing to connect them to one another, let alone the killer whose charming manner hides a warped and sick mind. Dr Tony Hill, head of the new National Profiling Task Force, sets his team an exercise: they are given the details of missing teenagers and asked to discover any possible links between the cases. Only one officer comes up with a theory - a theory that is ridiculed by the group ... until one of their number is murdered and mutilated. For Tony Hill, the murder becomes a matter for personal revenge and, joined by colleague Carol Jordan, he embarks on a campaign of psychological terrorism - a game where hunter and hunted can all too easily be reversed.

A Place of Execution

A Place of Execution

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

A riveting psychological thriller, now a major ITV drama, from the Number One bestselling Queen of crime fiction Val McDermid. In the Peak District village of Scarsdale, thirteen-year-old girls didn't just run away. So when Alison Carter vanished in the winter of '63, everyone knew it was a murder. Catherine Heathcote remembers the case well. A child herself when Alison vanished, decades on she still recalls the sense of fear as parents kept their children close, terrified of strangers. Now a journalist, she persuades DI George Bennett to speak of the hunt for Alison, the tantalizing leads and harrowing dead ends. But when a fresh lead emerges, Bennett tries to stop the story - plunging Catherine into a world of buried secrets and revelations. Decades later he finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when the book is poised for publication, Bennett unaccountably tries to pull the plug. He has new information which he refuses to divulge, new information that threatens the very foundations of his existence. Catherine is forced to reinvestigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down. A Greek tragedy in modern England, A Place of Execution is a taut psychological suspense thriller that uniquely explores, exposes and explodes the border between reality and illusion in a multi-layered narrative that turns expectations on their head and reminds us that what we know is what we do not know. A monstrous tale of deception, the technique of the telling is the greatest deception of all.

Beneath the Bleeding

Beneath the Bleeding

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

The Number One bestselling crime series featuring Dr Tony Hill, hero of TV's Wire in the Blood. The award-winning Val McDermid is at the height of her powers in this tense masterclass in psychological suspense. The race is on to uncover the identity of a murderer with nothing to lose - and everything to kill for. When Robbie Bishop, star midfielder for the Bradfield Vics, is poisoned by a rare and deadly toxin, profiler Dr Tony Hill and trusted colleague DCI Carol Jordan have their work cut out for them. Robbie was adored, so the public want answers - but the answers aren't coming, and trails are running cold. Then a bomb explodes in the football stadium, causing massive casualties - and another man dies from poisoning. Is there a link between the cases? And what are the motives for these crimes? The clock is ticking for Tony and Carol - and the death toll keeps rising...

The Last Temptation

The Last Temptation

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

The Number One bestselling crime series featuring Dr Tony Hill, hero of TV's Wire in the Blood, written by the award-winning Val McDermid. The hunt for a serial killer leads from Britain through Europe in this terrifying psychological thriller. A twisted killer targeting psychologists has left a grisly trail across Europe. Dr Tony Hill, expert at mapping the minds of murderers, is reluctant to get involved. But then the next victim is much closer to home... Meanwhile, his former partner DCI Carol Jordan is working undercover in Berlin, on a dangerous operation to trap a millionaire trafficker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help. Confronting a cruelty that has its roots in Nazi atrocities, Tony and Carol are thrown together in a world of violence and corruption, where they have no one to trust but each other.

Killing the Shadows

Killing the Shadows

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

The Number One bestselling, award-winning Queen of crime fiction Val McDermid delivers a searing psychological suspense thriller. A serial killer is on the loose. His victims? Crime writers... A murderer is at large, hunting with a bloodlust that shatters all the conventional wisdom on how serial killers operate. Professor Fiona Cameron is a psychologist who uses computer technology to track serial offenders. She vowed never to work for the Met again after they went against her advice and screwed up an investigation as a result. But when her lover, thriller writer Kit Martin, tells her a fellow crime novelist has been murdered, Fiona can't help taking an interest. With the killer striking again, Fiona is caught in a race against time, not only to save a life, but to bring herself redemption, both personal and professional.

Ein kalter Strom

Ein kalter Strom

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2010

Ein Psychopath, der als Kind von seinem Grovater schwer misshandelt und gedemutigt wurde, qualt aus Rache seine Opfer und ertrankt sie anschlieend. Mit Vorliebe bestraft er Psychologen dafur, dass sie in anderer Leute Seele herumpfuschen. Der Profiler Tony Hill soll den Wahnsinnigen aufspuren und gerat ins Visier des Serienkillers. Zur gleichen Zeit ist Detective Inspector Carol Jordan einem internationalen Dealerring auf den Fersen - und wird von einem Drogenbaron gejagt, dessen toter Geliebten sie zum Verwechseln ahnlich sieht. Das Ermittlerduo stot in ein Wespennest aus Korruption, Grausamkeit und Gewalt. Ein kalter Strom von Val McDermid: Spannung pur im eBook

Killing the Shadows

Killing the Shadows

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2010

A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey - the writers of crime novels who have turned psychological profilers into the heroes of the nineties. But this killer is like no other. His bloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom surrounding the motives and mechanics of how serial killers operate. And for one woman, the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of life and death. Professor Fiona Cameron is an academic psychologist who uses computer technology to help police forces track serial offenders. She used to help the Met, but vowed never to work for them again when they went against her advice and subsequently botched an investigation. Still smarting from the experience, she's working a case in Toledo when her lover, thriller writer Kit Martin, tells her a fellow crime novelist has been murdered. It's not her case, but Fiona can't help taking an interest. When the killer strikes again Fiona finds herself caught in a race against time - not only to save a life but also to find redemption, both personal and professional. Rich in atmosphere, Val McDermid's Killing the Shadows uses the backdrops of city and country to create an air of threatening menace, culminating in a tense confrontation between hunter and hunted, a confrontation that can have only one outcome.

Mermaids Singing (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 1)

Mermaids Singing (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 1)

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2009

The Gold Dagger award-winning serial killer thriller that began the Number One bestselling crime series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill, hero of TV's much-loved Wire in the Blood.You always remember the first time. Isn't that what they say about sex? How much more true it is of murder...Up till now, the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one's different - this one's on the loose.Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive.A tense, beautifully written psychological thriller, The Mermaids Singing explores the tormented mind of a serial killer unlike any the world of fiction has ever seen.

A Darker Domain

A Darker Domain

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Val McDermid, creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, mixes fact with fiction, dealing with one of the most important and symbolic moments in recent history. Twenty-five years ago, the daughter of the richest man in Scotland and her baby son were kidnapped and held to ransom. But Catriona Grant ended up dead and little Adam's fate has remained a mystery ever since. When a new clue is discovered in a deserted Tuscan villa - along with grisly evidence of a recent murder - cold case expert DI Karen Pirie is assigned to follow the trail. She's already working a case from the same year. During the Miners' Strike of 1984, pit worker Mick Prentice vanished. He was presumed to have broken ranks and fled south with other 'scabs'... but Karen finds that the reported events of that night don't add up. Where did he really go? And is there a link to the Grant mystery? The truth is stranger - and far darker - than fiction.

Killing the Shadows

Killing the Shadows

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2009

The Number One bestselling, award-winning Queen of crime fiction Val McDermid delivers a searing psychological suspense thriller. A serial killer is on the loose. His victims? Crime writers...A murderer is at large, hunting with a bloodlust that shatters all the conventional wisdom on how serial killers operate.Professor Fiona Cameron is a psychologist who uses computer technology to track serial offenders. She vowed never to work for the Met again after they went against her advice and screwed up an investigation as a result. But when her lover, thriller writer Kit Martin, tells her a fellow crime novelist has been murdered, Fiona can't help taking an interest.With the killer striking again, Fiona is caught in a race against time, not only to save a life, but to bring herself redemption, both personal and professional.

Darker Domain (Detective Karen Pirie, Book 2)

Darker Domain (Detective Karen Pirie, Book 2)

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2008

Val McDermid, creator of TV's Wire in the Blood, mixes fact with fiction, dealing with one of the most important and symbolic moments in recent history.Twenty-five years ago, the daughter of the richest man in Scotland and her baby son were kidnapped and held to ransom. But Catriona Grant ended up dead and little Adam's fate has remained a mystery ever since. When a new clue is discovered in a deserted Tuscan villa - along with grisly evidence of a recent murder - cold case expert DI Karen Pirie is assigned to follow the trail.She's already working a case from the same year. During the Miners' Strike of 1984, pit worker Mick Prentice vanished. He was presumed to have broken ranks and fled south with other 'scabs'... but Karen finds that the reported events of that night don't add up. Where did he really go? And is there a link to the Grant mystery?The truth is stranger - and far darker - than fiction.

Beneath the Bleeding (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 5)

Beneath the Bleeding (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 5)

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2007

The Number One bestselling crime series featuring Dr Tony Hill, hero of TV's Wire in the Blood. The award-winning Val McDermid is at the height of her powers in this tense masterclass in psychological suspense.The race is on to uncover the identity of a murderer with nothing to lose - and everything to kill for.When Robbie Bishop, star midfielder for the Bradfield Vics, is poisoned by a rare and deadly toxin, profiler Dr Tony Hill and trusted colleague DCI Carol Jordan have their work cut out for them. Robbie was adored, so the public want answers - but the answers aren't coming, and trails are running cold.Then a bomb explodes in the football stadium, causing massive casualties - and another man dies from poisoning. Is there a link between the cases? And what are the motives for these crimes? The clock is ticking for Tony and Carol - and the death toll keeps rising...

Distant Echo (Detective Karen Pirie, Book 1)

Distant Echo (Detective Karen Pirie, Book 1)

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2007

The award-winning Number One bestseller and Queen of crime fiction Val McDermid carves out a stunning psychological thriller. The past is behind them, but what's still to come will tear them apart...Some things just won't let go.The past, for instance.That night in the cemetery.The girl's body in the snow.On a freezing Fife morning four drunken students stumble upon the body of a woman in the snow. Rosie has been raped, stabbed and left for dead in an ancient Pictish cemetery. And the only suspects are the four young men now stained with her blood.Twenty-five years later the police mount a 'cold case' review of Rosie's unsolved murder and the four are still suspects. But when two of them die in suspicious circumstances, it seems that someone is pursuing their own brand of justice. For the remaining two there is only one way to avoid becoming the next victim - find out who really killed Rosie all those years ago...

Grave Tattoo

Grave Tattoo

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2007

The award-winning and Number One bestselling Val McDermid crafts an electrifying psychological suspense thriller that mixes history, heritage and heinous crimes.A 200 year-old-secret is now a matter of life and death.And it could be worth a fortune.It's summer in the Lake District and heavy rain over the fells has uncovered a bizarrely tattooed body. Could it be linked to the old rumour that Fletcher Christian, mutinous First Mate on the Bounty, had secretly returned to England?Scholar Jane Gresham wants to find out. She believes that the Lakeland poet William Wordsworth, a friend of Christian's, may have sheltered the fugitive and turned his tale into an epic poem - which has since disappeared.But as she follows each lead, death is hard on her heels. The centuries-old mystery is putting lives at risk. And it isn't just the truth that is waiting to be discovered, but a bounty worth millions ...

Torment of Others (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 4)

Torment of Others (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 4)

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2007

The Number One bestselling crime series featuring Tony Hill, hero of TV's Wire in the Blood, written by the award-winning Val McDermid. This is a psychological thriller - and serial killer - that will keep you up at night.For some, there is nothing so sweet, so thrilling, as the torment of others ...A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene matches a series of murders which ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of one Derek Tyler. But Tyler's been locked up in a mental institution for two years, barely speaking a word - except to say that 'the Voice' told him to do it.Top criminal psychologist Dr Tony Hill is prepared to think the unthinkable - this is not a copycat murder but something much stranger. While DCI Carol Jordan and her team mount a desperate and dangerous undercover police operation to trap the murderer, Hill heads towards a terrifying face-off with one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered...

Grave Tattoo

Grave Tattoo

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2007

In The Grave Tattoo, suspense master Val McDermid spins a psychological thriller in which a present-day murder has its roots in the eighteenth century and the mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty. After torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, a long-disregarded old wive's tale takes on a chilling new plausibility. For centuries, Lakelanders have whispered that Fletcher Christian, made infamous by Mutiny on the Bounty, staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could return home. And once there, what if he could tell his story to an old friend and schoolmate, William Wordsworth, who turned it into a long narrative poem-a poem that remained hidden lest it expose Wordsworth to the gallows for harboring a fugitive. Wordsworth specialist Jane Gresham, herself a native of the Lake District, feels compelled to discover once and for all whether the manuscript ever existed-and whether it still exists today. But as she pursues each new lead, death follows hard on her heels. Suddenly Jane is at the heart of a 200-year-old mystery that still has the power to put lives on the line.

Torment of Others

Torment of Others

Author: Val McDermid Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2005

Dr. Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan return for the first time since The Last Temptation in A Golden Dagger nominee for 2004 Best Novel of the YearDevastated after the vicious assault she suffered in The Last Temptation, Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan has returned to Bradfield to resume her career. But she is surprised to discover that clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill has followed her there to take up a post in a high security mental hospital. When she is assigned a case involving the grotesque murder of a prostitute, she turns to him for help.The killing resembles in every detail a series of murders that took place a couple of years before-for which Derek Tyler was tried, convicted and sentenced. Another murder soon follows. The police mount a full investigation and this terrifying scenario presents itself: is it possible the killer is someone on the inside of the investigation?

Kick Back

Kick Back

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2002

`Kate Brannigan is truly welcome. Hot on one-liners, Chinese food, tabloid papers and Thai boxing, she is refreshingly funny' Daily Mail Kate Brannigan, feisty Manchester-based PI, is back, investigating the bizarre case of the missing conservatories. Before Long she's up to her neck in crooked land deals, mortgage scams, financial chicanery - and murder. But when a favour for a friend puts Kate's own life in danger, bizarre is not the first word she thinks of...

Dead Beat

Dead Beat

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2002

`This is crime writing of the very highest order ... Kate Brannigan has turned into the most interesting sleuthess around' The Times Dead Beat introduces Kate Brannigan, a female private detective who does for Manchester what V.I. Warshawski has done for Chicago. As a favour, Kate agrees to track down a missing songwriter, Moira Pollock, a search that takes her into some of the seediest parts of Leeds and Bradford. But little does she realize that finding Moira is a prelude to murder...

Star Struck

Star Struck

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/1999

`This is crime writing of the very highest order ... Kate Brannigan has turned into the most interesting sleuthess around' The Times Bodyguarding had never made it to Manchester PI Kate Brannigan's wish list. But somebody's got to pay the bills at Brannigan & Co, and if the only earner on offer is playing nursemaid to a paranoid soap star, the fast-talking computer-loving white collar crime expert has to swallow her pride and slip into something more glam than her Thai boxing kit. Then offstage dramas threaten to overshadow the fictional storylines till the unscripted murder of the self-styled `Seer to the Stars' stops the show, leaving Kate with more questions than answers. And you just can't get the help these days. Her process server keeps getting arrested; her tame hacker has found virtual love; her best friend is besotted with baby; and the normally reliable Dennis has had the temerity to get himself arrested for murder as a result of his latest dodgy business venture. Nobody told her there'd be days like these...

Blue Genes

Blue Genes

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/1997

Private eye Kate Brannigan confronts betrayal and cold-blooded greed as she investigates the alien world of medical experimentation and the underbelly of the rock music business. Kate Brannigan's not just having a bad day, she's having a bad week. Her boyfriend's death notice is in the paper, her plan to catch a team of fraudsters is in disarray and a neo-punk band want her to find out who's trashing their flyposters. And her business partner wants her to buy him out. Fine, but private eyes with principles never have that kind of cash. Kate can't even cry on her best friend's shoulder, for Alexis has worries of her own. Her girlfriend's pregnant, and when the doctor responsible for the fertility treatment is murdered, Alexis needs Kate like she's never done before. So what's a girl to do? Delving into the alien world of medical experimentation and the underbelly of the rock-music business, Kate confronts betrayal and cold-blooded greed as she fights to save not only her livelihood, but her life as well...

Clean Break

Clean Break

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/1995

Manchester-based, kick-boxing PI Kate Brannigan takes on the hard men of European organised crime as she battles to recover a Monet in a case that stretches love and loyalty to the limits. Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan is not amused when thieves have the audacity to steal a Monet from a stately home where she's arranged security. She's even less thrilled when the hunt for the thieves drags her on a treacherous foray across Europe as she goes head to head with organized crime. And as if that isn't enough, a routine industrial case starts leaving a trail of bodies across the Northwest, giving Kate more problems than she can deal with. Cleaning up the mess in Clean Break forces Kate to confront harsh truths in her own life as she battles with a testing array of villains in a case that stretches love and loyalty to the limits.

A Suitable Job for a Woman Inside the World of Women Private Eyes

A Suitable Job for a Woman Inside the World of Women Private Eyes

Author: Val McDermid, Nevada Barr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/1995

Crack Down

Crack Down

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/1994

`Crime writing of the very highest order ... Kate Brannigan has turned into the most interesting sleuthess around' The Times There was only one reason Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan was prepared to let her boyfriend help out with the investigation into a car sales fraud - nothing bad could happen. But by now Kate should know that with Richard you have to expect the unexpected. With the unexpected being Richard behind bars, Kate seems to be the obvious choice to look after his eight-year-old son - who proves even more troublesome than his father. Kate finds herself dragged into a world of drug traffickers, child pornographers, fraudsters and violent gangland enforcers... bringing her face to face with death in the most terrifying investigation of her career.