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The Mermaids Singing is the first in a best selling series of books by renowned and much celebrated crime writer Val McDermid. The Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series has also be turned into a TV series (Wire in the Blood). A particular favourite with us, Val McDermid knows how to create the tightest and most tension filled plot lines going. This is one heck of a cracking start to a series that has thrilled readers worldwide.
The Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series:
1. The Mermaids Singing
10. Insidious Intent
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.
Closing date: 30/11/2020
'Compelling and shocking', Minette Walters
'Terrifying but stylish, cruel and compassionate. Truly, horribly good' Frances Fyfield , Mail on Sunday
'Gripping, intelligent stuff' The Times
'A superb psychological thriller' Cosmopolitan
'A deliciously gruesome serial killer thriller. Ms McDermid finds new ways to shock and revolt us' New York Times
Publication date: 05/11/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||5th November 2015|
|Author:||Val McDermid, Lee Child|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,|
Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years, spending the last three years as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. Now a full-time writer, she divides her time between Cheshire and Northumberland. Her novels have won international acclaim and a number of prestigious awards, including the Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year, the Anthony Award for best novel, and the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award. Her thriller series featuring criminal profiler Tony Hill has been adapted into the much-loved ...More About Val McDermid, Lee Child