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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-celebritymore...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.

Publisher: Grove Press
Published:
Pages: 416
ISBN: 080212044X

Val McDermid - Beneath the Bleeding: A Novel (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series)

The New York Times Book Review raves about author Val McDermid, calling her “as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there. She’s the best we’ve got.” Her newest thriller, Beneath the Bleeding, once again proves it to be so. Winner of the coveted CWA Gold Daggermore...The New York Times Book Review raves about author Val McDermid, calling her “as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there. She’s the best we’ve got.” Her newest thriller, Beneath the Bleeding, once again proves it to be so. Winner of the coveted CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year for The Mermaids Singing, McDermid reunites her popular investigating team of Dr. Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan in Beneath the Bleeding, as they search for the truth behind a horrific act of mass murder and wholesale destruction.

Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published:
Pages: 484
ISBN: 0061688975

Val McDermid - Cross and Burn (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Mystery)

“McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there. . . . She’s the best we’ve got.”—New York Times Book ReviewInternationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid’s work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, wonmore...“McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there. . . . She’s the best we’ve got.”—New York Times Book ReviewInternationally best-selling 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. Her latest, 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.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.An edge-of-your-seat page-turner from one of the best crime writers we have, Cross and Burn is a chilling, unforgettable read.“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 on The Torment of Others

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Published:
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0802122043

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-celebritymore...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.

Publisher: Grove Press
Published:
Pages: 416
ISBN: 080212044X

Val McDermid - Cross and Burn: A Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Novel (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan)

“McDermid is at the top of her form in this sizzling story. . . . You will not put this one down until the final sentence.”—Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail“Hill and Jordan dominate as brilliantly as ever.”—The Times (Saturday Review) (UK) Val McDermid’s Tonymore...“McDermid is at the top of her form in this sizzling story. . . . You will not put this one down until the final sentence.”—Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail“Hill and Jordan dominate as brilliantly as ever.”—The Times (Saturday Review) (UK) Val McDermid’s Tony Hill and Carol Jordan novels are thrillers at their best—unbearably suspenseful, psychologically complex, expertly plotted and impossible to predict—and they have riveted millions worldwide. As Cross and Burn opens, Tony and Carol are facing the biggest challenge of their professional lives: how to live without each other. No one has seen Carol in three months, and without her, the police brass no longer want Tony’s services. Even more damaging is the fact that they both hold Tony responsible for the bloody havoc their last case wreaked on Carol’s life and family, and Carol has sworn she’ll never speak to Tony again. But just because Tony and Carol’s relationship is finished doesn’t mean the killing is. A body has been discovered in an abandoned flat inhabited by squatters. As connections to other missing or dead women emerge, a horrifying pattern becomes clear: someone is killing women, all of whom bear a striking resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing and unexpected direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer.“Pure reading joy! Welcome back, queen of crime Val McDermid.”—The Florida Times-Union“Fiendishly clever . . . The ingenious way in which [the villain] tests the mettle of Hill and Jordan is not to be missed by fans of the unusual sleuthing duo.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Publisher: Grove Press
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Pages: 464
ISBN: 0802122779

Val McDermid - Fever of the Bone: A Novel (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series)

“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 bravuramore...“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.

Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published:
Pages: 500
ISBN: 0061986488

Val McDermid - The Last Temptation: A Novel (Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries)

Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone. So when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey.Except that Tony, still bearing the scars of past cases,more...Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone. So when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey.Except that Tony, still bearing the scars of past cases, doesn't want to do this anymore.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, working undercover in a world where human life means less than the smallest drug deal. She needs Tony's help as much as the beleaguered European police officials do.Now the danger is closing in. Confronting the worst of modern crime and struggling to unravel roots that lie deep in the tormented past of Nazi atrocities and Stasi abuses, Tony and Carol are forced to battle for survival against overwhelming odds. In this morass of double-cross and double-dealing, they have no one to trust but each other. Deftly merging the dark terrain of forensic psychology with the brooding, crime-streaked world of post-Cold War Europe, McDermid's The Last Temptation is an unrivaled tour de force that takes Tony Hill further into the mind of a killer than he's ever dared to go before.

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published:
Pages: 496
ISBN: 0312986319

Val McDermid - Beneath the Bleeding: A Novel (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series)

The New York Times Book Review raves about author Val McDermid, calling her “as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there. She’s the best we’ve got.” Her newest thriller, Beneath the Bleeding, once again proves it to be so. Winner of the coveted CWA Gold Daggermore...The New York Times Book Review raves about author Val McDermid, calling her “as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there. She’s the best we’ve got.” Her newest thriller, Beneath the Bleeding, once again proves it to be so. Winner of the coveted CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year for The Mermaids Singing, McDermid reunites her popular investigating team of Dr. Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan in Beneath the Bleeding, as they search for the truth behind a horrific act of mass murder and wholesale destruction.

Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published:
Pages: 484
ISBN: 0061688975

Val McDermid - Fever of the Bone: A Novel (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series)

“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 bravuramore...“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.

Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published:
Pages: 500
ISBN: 0061986488

Val McDermid - The Torment of Others: A Novel (Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Mysteries)

Dr. Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan return in the award-winning series that is the basis for the hit show on BBC America.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 yearsmore...Dr. Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan return in the award-winning series that is the basis for the hit show on BBC America.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. As the tension mounts, 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.

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published:
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0312339194

Val McDermid - The Torment of Others: A Novel (Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Mysteries)

Dr. Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan return in the award-winning series that is the basis for the hit show on BBC America.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 yearsmore...Dr. Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan return in the award-winning series that is the basis for the hit show on BBC America.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. As the tension mounts, 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.

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published:
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0312339194

Val McDermid - The Mermaids Singing (Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries)

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.more...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...The Mermaids Singing is a chilling and taut psychological mystery from Val McDermid.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published:
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1250094038

Val McDermid - The Mermaids Singing (Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries)

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.more...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...The Mermaids Singing is a chilling and taut psychological mystery from Val McDermid.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published:
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1250094038

Val McDermid - The Wire in the Blood (Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries)

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 ofmore...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...Val McDermid's Wire in the Blood is "A superb psychological thriller" (Cosmopolitan).

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Published:
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0312983654

Val McDermid - The Last Temptation: A Novel (Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries)

Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone. So when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey.Except that Tony, still bearing the scars of past cases,more...Mapping the minds of murderers is what Dr. Tony Hill does better than anyone. So when a twisted killer starts targeting psychologists across Northern Europe, Hill is the obvious choice to track the executioner's mental and physical journey.Except that Tony, still bearing the scars of past cases, doesn't want to do this anymore.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, working undercover in a world where human life means less than the smallest drug deal. She needs Tony's help as much as the beleaguered European police officials do.Now the danger is closing in. Confronting the worst of modern crime and struggling to unravel roots that lie deep in the tormented past of Nazi atrocities and Stasi abuses, Tony and Carol are forced to battle for survival against overwhelming odds. In this morass of double-cross and double-dealing, they have no one to trust but each other. Deftly merging the dark terrain of forensic psychology with the brooding, crime-streaked world of post-Cold War Europe, McDermid's The Last Temptation is an unrivaled tour de force that takes Tony Hill further into the mind of a killer than he's ever dared to go before.

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published:
Pages: 496
ISBN: 0312986319

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