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McDermid, Val

Overview
Works: 485 works in 1,670 publications in 3 languages and 47,511 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Fantasy fiction  Manuscripts  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Interviewee, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator
Classifications: PR6063.C37, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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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 )
43 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,642 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 )
44 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,309 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 )
49 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,169 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
Killing the shadows by Val McDermid( Book )
42 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,096 libraries worldwide
Psychology professor and London police consultant Fiona Cameron investigates the murder of authors of popular thrillers about serial killers
The torment of others by Val McDermid( Book )
40 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,996 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
The last temptation by Val McDermid( Book )
48 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,981 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
A darker domain : a novel by Val McDermid( Book )
33 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,731 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 )
41 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,645 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 )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
"He is psychologist and criminal profiler Dr. Tony Hill's worst nightmare--a killer driven by the most perverted hungers and unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer with a long shopping list of victims who leaves no trail. The murder-mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own, but Hill quickly realizes that it's just the beginning of a chilling campaign targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people--victims that the monster has been grooming through a social networking site. It is a case that is reawakening ghosts of Tony Hill's past. And the longer it takes to uncover a motive and a maniac, the more innocent youth will die"--Cover, p. 4
Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon( Book )
24 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,474 libraries worldwide
Jacko Vance is an 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, and he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent in prison
The mermaids singing by Val McDermid( Book )
43 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,402 libraries worldwide
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
Trick of the dark by Val McDermid( Book )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 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
Blue genes : a Kate Brannigan mystery by Val McDermid( Book )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,291 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. By the author of Clean Break
Crack down by Val McDermid( Book )
28 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 1,265 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
The vanishing point by Val McDermid( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,130 libraries worldwide
When a dying reality television star's child is snatched at an international airport, ghost writer and guardian Stephanie Harker assists the FBI's search while investigating the family's past to discover a motive for the abduction
Dead beat by Val McDermid( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,080 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
Clean break : a Kate Brannigan mystery by Val McDermid( Book )
32 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,080 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
The wire in the blood by Val McDermid( Book )
45 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,063 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
Report for murder by Val McDermid( Book )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
In Britain, a cellist is garrotted with string from her instrument at a fund-raising concert in a school for girls. Lesbian PI Lindsay Gordon investigates
The torment of others a novel by Val McDermid( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Devastated after the vicious assault she suffered in The Last Temptation, Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan has returned to Bradford to resume her career. But she is surprised to discover that clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill has followed her there to take up a post in a high security mental hospital. When she is assigned a case involving the grotesque murder of a prostitute, she turns to him for help. The killing resembles in every detail a series of murders that took place a couple of years before--for which Derek Tyler was tried, convicted and sentenced. Another murder soon follows. The police mount a full investigation and this terrifying scenario presents itself: is it possible the killer is someone on the inside of the investigation?
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Dermid, Val.
Mac Dermid, Val, 1955-
MacDermid, Val.
MacDermid, Val, 1955-
Makdermida, Vela, 1955-
Mc Dermid, Val
Mc Dermid, Val, 1955-
McDermid, V. L.
Mcdermid, Val
Макдермид, Вэл
מק׳דרמיד, ואל
マクダーミド, ヴァル
Languages
English (656)
German (5)
Russian (1)
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