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A Darker Domain

by Val McDermid

Crime / Mystery

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Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010.

 

Val McDermid is the winner of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award 2010, which honours outstanding achievement in the field of crime writing.

 

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 19 February 2009.

 

McDermid produces yet another gripping, gritty psychological thriller, moving back and forth between the miners strike of the mid 80’s to present day. Two cases with two determined women trying to solve them, it will keep you guessing until the end.

 

A Darker Domain Synopsis

It seemed like an unsolvable mystery at the time: a wealthy heiress and son kidnapped in Fife, then a botched payoff, leaving her dead with no trace of the child. So when, over twenty-five years later, a possible clue is discovered by a journalist in Tuscany, cold case expert DI Karen Pirie doesn't hold much hope of unravelling the infamous enigma. She's already investigating a case from the same year. At the height of the miner's strike, Mick Prentice broke ranks to join 'scab' strike-breakers down south. But new evidence suggests Mick's disappearance may not be as straightforward as that - and Karen's investigations take her into a dark domain of secrets, betrayal and the ultimate violence… Past and present intertwine in a novel of taut psychological suspense that explores the intersection of desire and greed.

 

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A Darker Domain Press Reviews

Praise for Val McDermid's psychological thrillers:

'Absorbing modern mystery… McDermid's mix of historical and literary clues with modern detection is handled with panache' The Times

'One of the world's leading mystery writers…Thomas Harris crossed with Agatha Christie, if you will… a great read' Observer

'A cleverly plotted thriller. It should gain her a crowd of new fans' Guardian

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ISBN: 9780007243297
Publication date: 01/09/2008
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007243297
Publication date: 1st September 2008
Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: Crime / Mystery,
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About Val McDermid

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 ...

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