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Val McDermid - Forensics
The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can use a corpse, the scene of a crime or a single hair to unlock the secrets of the past and allow justice to be done. Bestselling crime author Val McDermid will draw on interviews with top-level professionals to delve, in her own inimitable style, into the questions and mysteries that surround this fascinating science. How is evidence collected from a brutal crime scene? What happens at an autopsy? What techniques, from blood spatter and DNA analysis to entomology, do such experts use? How far can we trust forensic evidence? Looking at famous murder cases, as well as investigations into the living - sexual assaults, missing persons, mistaken identity - she will lay bare the secrets of forensics from the courts of seventeenth-century Europe through Jack the Ripper to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.
Val McDermid - The Torment of Others
Dr. Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan return in the award-winning series that is the basis for the BBC television show. In 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? All his years of experience tell top criminal psychologist Dr. Tony Hill that there isn't-but that would make the murders literally impossible. While Hill tries to crack Tyler, DCI Carol Jordan and her team must mount a desperate undercover operation to trap the murderer-a decision that will have terrible consequences. In The Torment of Others, Val McDermid keeps the tension mounting, as a mixture of psychological insight and dogged detective work leads inexorably to a terrifying climax where Tony faces one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered.
Val McDermid - Peter James - Footloose: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan vs. Roy Grace
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!
Val McDermid - The Wire In The Blood
Young girls are disappearing around the country. Everyone assumes they are teenage runaways, headed for the big city and bright lights. They vanish without trace — society’s disposable children, There is nothing to connect them to each other, let alone the killer whose charming manner hides a warped and sick mind. Nobody moves around inside the messy heads of serial killers like Dr Tony Hill. Now heading up the recently founded National Profiling Task Force, he sets his team an exercise: they are given the details of thirty missing teenagers and asked to use their new techniques to discover whether there is a sinister link between any of the cases. Only one officer comes up with a concrete theory, but it is ridiculed by the rest of her group … until a killer murders and mutilates one of their number. Could the outrageous suspicion possibly be true? For Tony Hill, the murder of a member of his team becomes a matter for personal revenge. Aided by his previous colleague, Carol Jordan, he embarks upon a campaign of psychological terrorism – a game of cat and mouse where the roles of hunter and hunted are all too easily reversed.
Val McDermid - The Retribution
Clinical psychologist Tony Hill has had a good run. He and police detective Carol Jordan have put away scores of dangerous criminals at a rate that colleagues envy. But there is one serial killer who has shaped and defined their careers, and whose evil surpasses all others: Jacko Vance, ex-celebrity and sociopath, whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tony’s mind in the ten years since they put him behind bars. With a twisted and cunning mind honed by long years of planning, Jacko has now pulled off the perfect escape and is determined to wreak revenge on Tony and Carol for the years he has spent in prison. They don’t know when Jacko will strike, or where, or even who. All they know is that Jacko will cause them to feel fear like they’ve never known. A chilling, utterly gripping tour de force, The Retribution is an unforgettable read.
Val McDermid - The Mermaids Singing
This was the summer he discovered what he wanted--at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling. 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. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage--or the power--to stop it...
Val McDermid - Out of Bounds
Internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is one of our finest crime writers, whose gripping, impeccably plotted novels have garnered millions of readers worldwide. In her latest, Out of Bounds, she delivers a riveting cold case novel featuring detective Karen Pirie. When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to an unsolved murder from twenty-two years before. Finding the answer to the cold case should be straightforward. But it’s as twisted as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile, Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to 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 - Fever of the Bone
Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted desires... When a teenager's murdered and mutilated body is discovered, it is clear that there is a dangerous psychopath on the loose. But it's not long before Tony and DCI Carol Jordan realise it's just the start of a brutal campaign that's targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Their chameleon-like killer is chatting with them online, pretending to share their interests and beliefs - and then luring them to their deaths... Psychologically gripping and relentlessly paced, Fever of the Bone is the perfect introduction for those who have not yet discovered the damaged but brilliant criminal profiler Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan, best known from ITV's award-winning Wire in the Blood.
Val McDermid - Splinter the Silence
Splinter the Silence is a novel centered on the mysterious deaths of several women who were the victims of vicious cyberbullying. Is it violence if it’s virtual? The outspoken women targeted by the increasingly cruel internet trolls and bullies would probably say so. For some of them, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn’t convinced. But he’s the only one. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care. Until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now it’s game on, and the stakes have never been higher.
Val McDermid - The Vanishing Point
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 - The Last Temptation
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 peration to trap a millionaire traffiker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help.
Val McDermid - Still Life
'The bodies never stay buried forever ...' On a freezing winter morning, fishermen pull a body from the sea. It is quickly discovered that the dead man was the prime suspect in a decade-old investigation, when a prominent civil servant disappeared without trace. DCI Karen Pirie was the last detective to review the file and is drawn into a sinister world of betrayal and dark secrets. But Karen is already grappling with another case, one with even more questions and fewer answers. A skeleton has been discovered in an abandoned campervan and all clues point to a killer who never faced justice - a killer who is still out there. In her search for the truth, Karen uncovers a network of lies that has gone unchallenged for years. But lies and secrets can turn deadly when someone is determined to keep them hidden for good . . . The number one bestseller and unrivalled queen of crime Val McDermid is back with her most exhilarating, breath-taking thriller yet.
Val McDermid - Das Kuckucksei
Kate Branningan, Teilhaberin der Detektei Mortensen und Branningan in Manchester, fällt fast vom Stuhl, als ihre beste Freundin bei ihr Rat sucht. Denn Alexis behauptet: Nicht nur ist ihre Liebste schwanger- die Tochter, die sie erwartet, ist von Alexis! Und plötzlich prangt die Ärztin, die die gesetzwidrige Ei-zu-Ei-Befruchtung vorgenommen hat, als Mordopfer auf allen Titelseiten. Kate stehen die Haare zu Berge, als sie den Hintergrund erfährt: Bei etlichen Lesben ist der Kinderwunsch so sehr zur Obsession geworden, daß die Frauen ihre Körper als Versuchsfelder an die bedenkenlose Medizinerin ausgeliefert haben. Irgendwo existiert also eine Kartei mit sämtlichen Daten dieser neuartigen, illegalen Kernfamilien! Ausgerechnet Kate Branningan, die heterosexuelle Bloß-keine-Kinder-Frau, ist auserkoren, das Familienglück von einem Dutzend lesbischer Mütter zu retten. Doch um das Problem diskret zu lösen, muß Kate nicht nur das seltsame Pseudonym der Ärztin lüften, sondern auchderen Mörder zum Schweigen bringen.Die gebürtige Schottin und Gold Dagger-Preisträgerin Val Mc Dermid arbeitete nach ihrem Universitätsabschluss ab 1975 als Journalistin (u.a. für die Tageszeitung 'people' in Manchester).1991 zog sie sich aus dem Journalistengeschäft zurück und betätigt sich seither hauptberuflich als Autorin. Sie war knapp 10 Jahre in der britischen Gewerkschaft aktiv, was sich in ihrem Krimi 'Der Aufsteiger' widerspiegelt. Neben den erfolgreichen Krimis mit der lesbischen Heldin Lindsay Gordon erscheint inzwischen auch die zweite Erfolgsserie der Autorin mit Detektivin Kate Brannigan aus Manchester. Die Autorin veröffentlichte auch Hörspiele und zwei Theaterstücke.
Val McDermid - The Skeleton Road
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 . . .
Val McDermid - Beneath the Bleeding
The residents of Bradfield are devastated when their star midfielder dies, the victim of a bizarre, seemingly motiveless murder. In a hospital, recovering from injuries, criminal profiler and psychologist Dr. Tony Hill struggles to make sense of the fragments of information he can gather in order to help his ally, Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan, bring a killer to justice. Then an explosion rips through a soccer stadium, leaving dozens dead and many more injured, and Jordan finds herself pushed to the margins of the investigation by the intelligence services. Despite the dark places in their relationship, Tony and Carol remain the best hope for uncovering the truth about an ever-increasing series of unspeakable crimes. Are they terrorist attacks, a personal vendetta . . . or something even more sinister?
Val McDermid - Die Erfinder des Todes
"Von McDermids literarischen Katz-und-Maus-Spielen kann man einfach nicht genug bekommen." Brigitte Ein Killer geht um ? und er scheint Dichtung und Wahrheit zu verwechseln. Seine Opfer: die berühmtesten Thrillerautoren der Welt. Seine Methode: so einfach wie genial. Denn die Auserwählten sterben so langsam, so raffiniert oder so brutal, wie sie es in ihren Büchern minutiös beschrieben haben. Atemberaubende Szenen, ein spannender Plot und ein fulminantes Ende, das niemand erwartet ? ein Spannungsroman mit ganz besonderer Note!
Val McDermid - Killing the Shadows
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.
Val McDermid - How the Dead Speak
When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an old convent, it quickly becomes clear that someone has been using the site as their personal burial ground. But with the convent abandoned long ago and the remains dating back many years, could this be the work of more than one obsessive killer? It's an investigation that throws up more questions as the evidence mounts, and after their last case ended catastrophically, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan can only watch from afar. As they deal with the consequences of previous actions, someone with a terrifying routine is biding their time - and both Tony and Carol find themselves closer to the edge than they have ever been before.
Val McDermid - Northanger Abbey
For Cat Morland life being home-schooled in Dorset is unendurably ordinary. To cope, she devours as many novels as possible, especially anything supernatural. But if Cat can tear her eyes away from the page, she’s in for a shock: the very stuff of her dreams is about to come true. An invite to the Edinburgh Festival from some wealthy neighbours throws her in the way of a mysterious young man, Henry Tilney; a like-minded friend, Isabella Thorpe; and her odious brother, who threatens to ruin Cat’s chances of adventure. But this heroine is not so easily deterred, especially when she’s singled out by the Tilney family to stay with them at their imposing gothic castle, Northanger Abbey. Turrets and creaking doors there may be, but in the depths of the Scottish Borders Cat is isolated from the outside world, with no phone signal and no internet. She’s all alone in an ancient abbey alive with old secrets and a family who are not quite as they seem. Is real life about to become more terrifying than the world of her imagination?
Val McDermid - Szirének éneke
Az ember sosem felejti el az elsőt. Vagy nem ezt mondják a szexről? Pedig mennyivel jobban illik ez a gyilkosságra… Négy férfi holttestére bukkantak, mindannyiukat megkínozták és megcsonkították. A gyilkos nemcsak vérre szomjazik, de szexre is. Félelem ejti rabul a város lakóit, a rendőrség pedig a képzett klinikai pszichológus, Tony Hill segítségét kéri. Egészen mostanáig Tony csak a börtönben találkozott sorozatgyilkosokkal. Nemsokára azonban minden szakmai tapasztalatára és ügyességére szüksége lesz, ha életben akar maradni… Múltjában sötét árnyak lappanganak, de ő a legalkalmasabb férfi a kéjgyilkos felkutatására. És ő a legmegfelelőbb áldozat… „Vérfagyasztó és gyors… a gyilkos elmék harca” – Booklist „Szuper pszichothriller” – Cosmopolitan Val McDermid regényei egytől egyig sikerlistásak, műfajuk legjobbjai. Lebilincselően izgalmas, csodálatosan megírt pszichológiai krimik, melyek a sorozatgyilkosok zaklatott elméjébe nyújtanak páratlan bepillantást. Az írónő a neves Diamond Dagger-díjat is elnyerte, ami a legrangosabb kitüntetések egyike a krimiirodalom terén.
Val McDermid - The Grave Tattoo
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 torrential rain has uncovered a bizarrely tattooed body on a hillside. Could it be linked to centuries-old rumours that surround Fletcher Christian, mutinous First Mate on the ill-fated Bounty, a legendary massacre on the strange island of Pitcairn, and Christian's possible return to England? Jane Gresham wants to know. An expert on Wordsworth, she has a theory that the Lakeland poet, a childhood friend of Christian's, had harboured the fugitive and turned his tale into an epic poem - which has since stayed hidden. But as she follows each lead, death is hard on her heels. The 200-year-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 of pounds...
Val McDermid - The Distant Echo
Stunning new psychological thriller from Britain's most exciting crime writer, the award-winning Val McDermid...'Val McDermid is a roaring Ferrari amid the crowded traffic on the crime-writing road' -- Independent our in the morning, mid-December, and snow is smothering St Andrews. Student Alex Gilbey and his three best friends are staggering home from a party when they stumble upon the body of a young woman. Rosie Duff has been raped, stabbed and left for dead in the ancient Pictish cemetery. And the only suspects are the four young students stained with her blood. Twenty-five years later, Fife police mount a cold case review. Among the unsolved murders they're examining is that of Rosie Duff. But someone else has their own idea of how justice should be done. One of the original quartet dies in a suspicious house fire. Soon after, a second is killed in what looks like a burglary gone sour. But Alex fears the worst. Someone is taking revenge for Rosie Duff. He has to find out who it is before he becomes the next victim. And it might just save his life if he can uncover who really killed Rosie all those years ago.
Val McDermid - Trick of the Dark
When Charlie Flint is sent a mysterious package of press cuttings about a brutal murder, it instantly grabs her attention. The murder occurred in the grounds of her old Oxford college – a groom battered to death just hours after his wedding. As his bride and wedding guests sipped champagne, his alleged killers were slipping his bloodstained body into the river. Charlie doesn’t know who sent the package, or why, but she can’t get the crime out of her head. And with her professional life as a clinical psychiatrist in tatters, she has plenty of time on her hands to investigate. But as she delves deeper, and steps back into the closeted, mysterious world of Oxford colleges, she realises that there is much more to this crime than meets the eye. And every step she takes towards the truth is a step closer to danger…
Val McDermid - Cross and Burn
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 an unsettling resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer. Cornered by events, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves and each other as never before.
Val McDermid - Broken Ground
'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 . . . Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet.
Val McDermid - A klastrom titka
A Harper Collins kiadó Austen-projektjében népszerű kortárs írók kaptak felkérést arra, hogy modern köntösbe öltöztetve írják újra Jane Austen csodálatos regényeit. Az első variáció, Joanna Trollope Értelem & érzelem című kötete magyar fordításban 2013-ban jelent meg a Kossuth Kiadó gondozásában. Ezt követi most Val McDermid Northanger Abbeyje, azaz A klastrom titka. Egy nem hétköznapi életre vágyó hétköznapi lány, a tizenhét éves Catherine Cat Morland teljes biztonságban élt a falusias Dorsetben, minden vágyott romantika és izgalom nélkül. Amikor módos szomszédjai, az Allen házaspár magukkal hívják az Edinburgh-i Fesztiválra, Cat biztos benne, hogy várja a nagy kaland. Eleinte Edinburgh nem szolgál különösebb izgalmakkal: Susie Allen mániája a vásárlás, Andrew Allené az alternatív színházak fesztiválja. Egy skót tánciskolában azonban Cat új ismerősre tesz szert: Henry Tilney sápadt, sötét szemű úriember, akinek otthona az izgalmas Northanger Abbey. A természetfölöttivel foglalkozó regények rajongója, Bella Thorpe pedig Cat ideális barátnőjének ígérkezik. Csakhogy Bella bátyja, az ellenszenves bankár, John közönséges viselkedésével akadályt gördít Cat Henry iránti egyre fokozódó vonzalma útjába. Szerencsére van kiút. A rideg és tartózkodó Tilney tábornok meghívja Catet Northangerbe Henry fiához és Eleanor lányához. Cat képzelete elszabadul: egy ódon apátság épülete, roskadozó tornyok, titkos termek, kísértetek és Henry! Mi lehetne romantikusabb? Ám Catre nem az vár a skót határ közelében lévő, elszigetelt helyen, amire számított. A regények oldalain túl létező külvilág jóval felkavaróbb, mint a képzelt álomvilág..
Val McDermid - Insidious Intent
In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: Someone is crashing the festivities and luring the women away--only to leave the victims' bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Psychologist Tony Hill and former police detective Carol Jordan 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. Impeccably plotted and intensely gripping, Insidious Intent reaffirms Val McDermid's place as Britain's reigning Queen of Crime.
Val McDermid - A Darker Domain
The superb new psychological thriller from 'Queen of Crime' Val McDermid fuses her trademark plot twists and characterization with one of the most important events in recent UK history - the 1984 Miners' Strike. Twenty-five years ago, the daughter of Scotland's richest man and her baby son were kidnapped and held to ransom. But Catriona Grant ended up dead and little Adam's fate is still unknown. 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?
Val McDermid - A Place Of Execution
Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezlng day in December, another child goes missing: thirteen-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from her town, an insular community that distrusts the outside world. For the young George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case: a murder with no body, an investigation with more dead ends and closed faces than he'd have found in the anonymity of the inner city, and an outcome which reverberates through the years. 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 re-investigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down. A Greek tragedy in modern England, A Place of Execution is a taut psychological thriller that 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 Place of Execution is winner of the 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a 2001 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.
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