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McDermid, Val

Works: 500 works in 2,309 publications in 12 languages and 52,704 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  True crime stories  History  Case studies  Novels  Drama 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6063.C37, 823.914
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Publications about Val McDermid
Publications by Val McDermid
Most widely held works about Val McDermid
Most widely held works by Val McDermid
The grave tattoo by Val McDermid( Book )
47 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,564 libraries worldwide
The discovery of strangely tattooed body in a bog gives rise to rumors regarding William Wordsworth's ties to the infamous Fletcher Christian, as Wordsworth specialist Jane Gresham searches for a manuscript that could hold the key to the historical mystery
The distant echo by Val McDermid( Book )
84 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,278 libraries worldwide
Twenty-five years after an unsolved rape and murder, four friends, having been falsely accused of the crime, find themselves targeted by someone who still believes that they are guilty, prompting a search for the real killer
A place of execution by Val McDermid( Book )
73 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,130 libraries worldwide
"On a freezing day in December 1963, Alison Carter vanishes from her rural village, 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 suspected 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 that reverberates through the years."--Jacket
The last temptation by Val McDermid( Book )
58 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,011 libraries worldwide
Forensic profiler Dr. Tony Hill is called in to track a vicious killer across northern Europe, a case that he takes on when the next victim is an old friend and that is soon complicated by his former partner, Detective Carol Jordan
The torment of others by Val McDermid( Book )
56 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,950 libraries worldwide
Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan turns to clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill to help solve the grotesque murder of a prostitute, a crime that bears a striking resemblance to an earlier series of solved crimes
A darker domain : a novel by Val McDermid( Book )
37 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,707 libraries worldwide
More than twenty years after the 1984 national miners' strike in Scotland, Cold Case Review Team Inspector Karen Pirie stumbles across new evidence that links the cases of a missing strikebreaker and a kidnapping gone wrong
Beneath the bleeding : a novel by Val McDermid( Book )
54 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,642 libraries worldwide
Criminal profiler Tony Hill and his ally DCI Carol Jordan are back in a terrifying psychological thriller to track down the truth about an ever-increasing series of unspeakable crimes that begin with the murder of a Bradfield soccer player. Are they terrorist attacks, a personal vendetta ... or something even more sinister?
Fever of the bone by Val McDermid( Book )
37 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,519 libraries worldwide
Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, a killer unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted of desires
Trick of the dark by Val McDermid( Book )
31 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,514 libraries worldwide
'Death is a hollow drum whose beat has measured out my adult life.' So writes Jay Macallan Stewart in her latest volume of memoirs. But nobody has ever asked whether that has been by accident or design. Nobody, that is, until Jay turns her sights on newly-wed and freshly-widowed Magda Newsam. For Magda's mother Corinna is an Oxford don who knows enough of Jay's history to be very afraid indeed. Determined to protect her daughter, Corinna turns to clinical psychologist Charlie Flint. But it's not the best time for Charlie. Her career is in ruins. Pilloried by the press, under investigation by her peers, she's barred from the profiling work she loves. What Corinna's asking may be her last chance at redemption. But as Charlie digs into the past and its trail of bodies she starts to realise the price of truth may be more than she wants to pay
The skeleton road by Val McDermid( Book )
26 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,455 libraries worldwide
"In the center of historic Edinburgh, builders are preparing to convert a disused Victorian Gothic building into luxury flats. They are understandably surprised to find skeletal remains hidden in a high pinnacle that hasn't been touched by maintenance for years. But who do the bones belong to, and how did they get there? Could the eccentric British pastime of free climbing the outside of buildings play a role? Enter cold case detective Karen Pirie, who gets to work trying to establish the corpse's identity. And when it turns out that the bones may be from as far away as former Yugoslavia, Karen will need to dig deeper than she ever imagined into the tragic history of the Balkans: to war crimes and their consequences, and ultimately to the notion of what justice is and who serves it"--
Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime by Val McDermid( Book )
18 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,408 libraries worldwide
The dead can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces. This book draws on crime novelist McDermid's own interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists. Along the way, McDermid discovers how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine one's time of death; how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer; and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist were able to uncover the victims of a genocide. It's a journey that will take McDermid to war zones, fire scenes, and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with both extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid( Book )
19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
In this modern retelling of Austen's classic, bookish minister's daughter Cat Morland joins her well-to-do friends in Edinburgh and falls for an up-and-coming lawyer who may harbor unsettling secrets
Blue genes : a Kate Brannigan mystery by Val McDermid( Book )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Kate Brannigan, the English private eye in Manchester, probes the murder of Dr. Sarah Blackstone, a local gynecologist who promised her lesbian patients she could have them conceive without men
Crackdown by Bernard Cornwell( Book )
32 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
English PI Kate Brannigan has to resort to her Thai boxing training as she investigates fraud in the car dealership industry. The crooks reply by framing her boyfriend with a car full of drugs. By the author of Dead Beat
Splinter the silence by Val McDermid( Book )
16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
"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" --
The wire in the blood by Val McDermid( Book )
59 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Criminal profilers Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan look for a pattern in the disappearances of teenage girls across the country. Authorities are convinced the girls are runaways. Hill and Jordan have spent years exploring the psyches of madmen--but they know sane men kill, too. When one of Hill's students is murdered, it's the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. 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 ... He's handsome and talented, rich and famous--a notorious charmer with the power to seduce ... and the will to destroy. No one can believe what he's capable of. No one can imagine what he's already done. And no one can fathom what he's about to do next. Until one of Hill's students is murdered--the first move in a sick and violent game for three players. Now, of all the killers Hill and Jordan have hunted, none has been so ruthless, so terrifyingly clever, and so brilliantly elusive as the killer who's hunting them
Clean break : a Kate Brannigan mystery by Val McDermid( Book )
44 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and German and held by 944 libraries worldwide
A Monet painting is stolen from a castle in England and an investigation shows the alarm system was neutralized. Kate Brannigan, owner of the company which installed the system, goes to Italy to find the thieves. By the author of Common Murder
Dead beat by Val McDermid( Book )
33 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 933 libraries worldwide
Kate Brannigan, a British private detective, takes on the job of looking for a missing rock lyracist, but that's only the beginning
Kickback by Val McDermid( Book )
32 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Manchester P.I. Kate Brannigan investigates the disappearance of conservatories, real-estate frauds, and strange "accidents" that threaten her own life
Wire in the blood by Andrew Grieve( visu )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and French and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill has an extraordinary understanding of the criminal mind. Working alongside Detective Inspector Carol Jordan, he helps the police profile and track down vicious killers in northern England
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מק׳דרמיד, ואל
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