Val McDermid

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If you're looking for an electrifying and thrilling crime novel, Val McDermid's books are perfect for you. Val McDermid is best known for her award-winning detective books. Whether they're a stand-alone or in a series, the suspense-filled novels make for the perfect read.

'There are lots of things that ran in families, but murder wasn't one of them . . .' When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test could be the key to unlocking the mystery of a twenty-year-old murder inquiry. Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is an expert at solving the unsolvable. With each cold case closed, justice is served. So, finding the answer should be straightforward, but it's as twisted as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to another case, one that she has no business investigating. And as she pieces together decades-old evidence, Karen discovers the most dangerous kinds of secrets. Secrets that someone is willing to kill for . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751561432 • Author: Val McDermid • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 496 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3.2cm

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When Charlie Flint is sent a mysterious package of 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 guest sipped champagne, his alleged killers were slipping his bloodstained body into the river. Charlie doesn't know who sent the package, or why, yet she can't get the crime out of her head. But as she delves deeper, and steps back into the mysterious world of Oxford colleges, she realises that there is much more to this crime than meets the eye... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751543223 • Author: Val McDermid • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 544 • Dimensions: 20.8 x 12.8 x 3.8 cm

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A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident. And so begins the hunt for a truly terrifying killer, someone who believes he is invisible, untraceable and untouchable. As other victims are found to have met the same terrible fate, and with more women at risk, Tony and Carol are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that will force them to question their own ideas of justice . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751568240 • Author: Val McDermid • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 528 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3.4 cm

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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 . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751568257 • Author: Val McDermid • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 512  • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.6 x 3.6 cm

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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 . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751551280 • Author: Val McDermid • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3cm

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‘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 . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751576948 • Author: Val McDermind • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 512 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 4 cm

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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 bodies dating back many years, could this be the work of more than one obsessive killer? The investigation throws up more questions as the evidence mounts but, after their last disastrous case, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan can only watch from afar. As they deal with the consequences, 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 . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751576931 • Author: Val McDermid • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 480 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.2 cm

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She's on the hunt for a killer story . . . 1979. It's the winter of discontent, and Allie Burns is chasing her first big scoop. One of few women in the newsroom, she needs something explosive for the boys' club to take her seriously. Soon Allie and fellow reporter Danny Sullivan are making powerful enemies with their investigations - and Allie won't stop there. When she discovers a terrorist threat close to home, she devises a dangerous plan to make her name. But Allie is a woman in a man's world . . . and putting a foot wrong could be fatal. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751583076 • Author: Val McDermid • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.2 cm

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