Fever of the Bone

A Novel

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062010441

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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“McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there….She’s the best we’ve got.” —New York Times Book Review Scottish writer Val McDermid is one of the most respected authors at the scene of the crime, and Fever of the Bone offers a bravura display of her exceptional storytelling talents. Criminal profiler Tony Hill and his ally Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan are back in this terrifying psychological thriller, tracking down a brutal killer who’s targeting a group of young people through a social networking site. A winner of the Gold Dagger Award, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and an Edgar® Award nominee—a New York Times Notable author whose writing Entertainment Weekly calls, “smooth, confident, deeply satisfying,”—Val McDermid is a crime fiction force of nature. And Fever of the Bone is among her best.
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The Retribution

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802194672

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Val McDermid is a world-class crime writer whose books have sold millions worldwide. Now joining the Atlantic Monthly Press list for the first time, she is back with a chilling, high-velocity thriller featuring her immensely popular creations, clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan. Tony Hill has had a good run. He and 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 his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prison—even more twisted and cunning than before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent in prison. Tony and Carol don’t know when Jacko will strike, or where. 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 the ideal introduction or re-introduction to the world of Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. It is an unforgettable read.
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Cross and Burn

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802192920

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan—the UK crime fighting partners from the TV series Wire in the Blood—face down a serial killer. International-bestselling crime writer Val McDermid’s work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades, and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe. Cross and Burn picks up where The Retribution left off: following the best crime-fighting team in the UK—clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan—who when we last saw them were barely speaking, and whose relationship will now be challenged even further. But just because they’re not talking doesn’t mean the killing stops. Women are being murdered—ones 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. “McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there . . . She’s the best we’ve got.” —The New York Times Book Review
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Torment Of Others

A Novel

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

ISBN: 1443401226

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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From one of Britain’s blockbuster novelists —also exploding in Canadian popularity—comes a shattering psychological thriller featuring the heroes of The Last Temptation and The Wire in the Blood. Facing the toughest challenge of their careers, Dr. Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan confront a series of "impossible" murders. Evidence suggests that this is not a copycat killing, but something much stranger. Now Tony and Carol are facing one of the most perverse killers they have ever encountered.
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Splinter the Silence

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802190936

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“Smooth. Confident. Deeply satisfying. What else can you say about McDermid’s writing? . . . The Jordan-Hill relationship remains the star of the show . . . It’s a match made in heaven amid hell on earth.” “Entertainment Weekly” (editor’s choice) on “The Torment of Others” Widely recognized as one of our finest crime writers, with numerous accolades and legions of devoted readers worldwide, internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is back with the latest installment in her much beloved series featuring psychologist Tony Hill and former police detective Carol Jordan. “Splinter the Silence” is an adrenaline-fuelled rollercoaster guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat: a masterful 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. Unpredictable and unputdownable, “Splinter the Silence” is a must-read that cements Val McDermid’s place as one of the best crime writers in the business. Hill and Jordan dominate as brilliantly as ever.” “Times Saturday Review” (UK) on “Cross and Burn”
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The Wire in the Blood

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007344732

Category: Hill, Tony (Fictitious character)

Page: 533

View: 8953

Taut, suspenseful and ferociously readable thriller featuring psychological profiler Dr Tony Hill, hero of the hugely succesful television series 'The Wire in the Blood'.
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Beneath The Bleeding

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

ISBN: 144340120X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Confined to a hospital bed after an attack by a mental patient, psychologist and profiler Dr. Tony Hill struggles to make sense of the fragmentary information that reaches him in the aftermath of two staggering crimes. A star soccer player has been poisoned and, shortly afterward, the local stadium is rocked by a bomb blast, leaving dozens dead and more injured. Meanwhile, his customary ally, Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan, is being pushed out of the investigation by government intelligence sources. Is it homegrown terrorism or could money—or something else—be involved? Bringing together two of crime fiction’s richest characters, Beneath the Bleeding is a terrifying and absorbing addition to a bestselling series. Val McDermid’s Tony Hill and Carol Jordan books—the basis for the acclaimed television show Wire in the Blood—have made her a favorite of readers in Canada and around the world, and confirm her status as a master of psychological suspense.
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Insidious Intent

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan

ISBN: 9781408709320

Category: Hill, Tony, Doctor (Fictitious character)

Page: 448

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Number one bestseller, Val McDermid returns with her pulse-pounding, suspenseful new novel featuring two of the most distinctive and iconic characters in crime fiction: Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. When charred human remains are discovered in the driver's seat of a burning car, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill are brought in to investigate. They soon discover that what appeared to be a terrible accident is, in fact, murder. Delving deeper into the case, they begin the dangerous hunt for a most sinister killer with the power to inflict untold fear and pain on their victims ...Discover the latest thrilling novel from the inimitable Queen of Crime, Val McDermid
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The Mermaids Singing

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007344678

Category: Hill, Tony (Fictitious character)

Page: 443

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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. In the northern town of Bradfield four men have been found mutilated and tortured. Fear grips the city; no man feels safe. Clinical psychologist Tony Hill is brought in to profile the killer. A man with more than enough sexual problems of his own, Tony himself becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive.
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Forbidden Feast

Book Three of the Eternal Dead Series

Author: Joelle Sterling

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476705798

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Bestselling author Joelle Sterling concludes her vampire trilogy as a young woman must decide between love and saving her world. In the town of Frombleton, government and law enforcement are run by vampires, and humans can’t get justice—particularly after the sun goes down. Holland Manning has been studying witchcraft at the elite Stoneham Academy. Having reached the rare pinnacle of Witch of the First Order, Holland is the only human who has the power to thwart the vampires’ heinous designs. She alone can save the town’s residents. While devising a plan to overthrow the vampire regime, Holland is appalled to discover that another threat to humans has found its way to Frombleton: a growing band of ravenous zombies are prowling the streets, devouring the vampire’s food source and challenging their seat of power. And to Holland’s horror, at the helm of the marauding flesh eaters is the recently returned love of her life, Jonas! No matter who wins, the human race is doomed unless Holland can make the arduous decision to choose victory over love.
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The Vanishing Point

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802193978

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“[McDermid’s] work is taut, psychologically complex and so gripping that it puts your life on hold.”—The Times (UK) “Masterfully handled, and McDermid’s ability to wrong-foot the reader remains second to none: highly recommended.”—The Guardian (UK) From one of the finest crime writers we have, The Vanishing Point kicks off with a nightmare scenario—the abduction of a child in an international airport. Stephanie Harker is in the screening booth at airport security, separated from Jimmy Higgins, the five-year-old boy she’s in the process of adopting, when a man in a TSA uniform leads the boy away. The more Stephanie sounds the alarm, the more the security agents suspect her, and the further away the kidnapper gets. It soon becomes clear nothing in this situation is clear cut. For starters, Jimmy’s birth mother was a celebrity—living in a world where conspiracy and obfuscation are excused for the sake of column inches. And then there are the bad boys in both women’s pasts. As FBI agent Vivian McKuras and Scotland Yard Detective Nick Nikolaides investigate on both sides of the pond, Stephanie learns just how deep a parent’s fear can reach. And the horrifying reality is that she has good reason to be afraid—for reasons she never saw coming. “The Vanishing Point . . . is marked by [McDermid’s] trademark stunners, including a climax that packs a vicious punch. And readers are again left to marvel at her ingenuity.”—Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch “McDermid knows crime, but more importantly, she knows the dark side of men and women and the havoc they can wreak on each other’s lives. . . . The Vanishing Point is a stand-alone and does it ever. . . . Th[e] opening is shocking, edge-of-your-seat unnerving and violent on different levels. The reader is immediately drawn in by Harker’s overwhelming panic and fear. It’s taut, smart, vivid writing.”—Victoria Brownworth, Lambda Literary (online)
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Report for Murder (Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 1)

Author: V. L. McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007301774

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The first novel in the Lindsay Gordon series – a gripping and thrilling page-turner, starring a self-proclaimed ‘cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist’ – from the number one bestseller Val McDermid.
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Dead Beat (PI Kate Brannigan, Book 1)

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007327641

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8325

‘This is crime writing of the very highest order ... Kate Brannigan has turned into the most interesting sleuthess around’ The Times
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Hostage to Murder (Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 6)

Author: V. L. McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007301685

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Hostage to Murder, the long-awaited sixth Lindsay Gordon mystery, is a lightning-paced story spliced with crackling action and an intense emotional dimension.
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Out of Bounds

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802127266

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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"First published in Great Britain [in] 2016 by Little, Brown."
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Killing the Shadows

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

ISBN: 1443401811

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 8627

A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey are 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.
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Blue Genes (PI Kate Brannigan, Book 5)

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007327579

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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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.
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The Last Temptation

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007344716

Category: Clinical psychologists

Page: 592

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Terrifying psychological chiller featuring clinical psychologist Tony Hill of The Mermaids Singing and The Wire in the Blood.
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Trick of the Dark

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443409189

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 4475

When clinical psychiatrist Charlie Flint is sent a mysterious package of press cuttings about a brutal murder, it instantly grabs her attention. The murder occurred on the grounds of her old Oxford college—a groom battered to death just hours after his wedding. As Charlie delves back into the closeted, mysterious world that is academic life at Oxford, every step she takes toward the truth is a step closer to danger.
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The Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series, 1-4

The Mermaids Singing, Wire in the Blood, The Last Temptation, and The Torment of Others

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250108071

Category: Fiction

Page: 1776

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Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone in this award-winning series The Washington Post calls "ambitious" "bone chilling." This Val McDermid collection of the Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries includes: 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. 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... 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 Others 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?
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