Val McDermid

Val McDermid was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer living in South Manchester. In 1995, she won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year. Her novel, A Place of Execution, won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.


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The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audio excerpt from Val McDermid's mystery novel The Grave Tattoo. After summer rains uncover a corpse bearing tattoos like those of eighteenth-century seafarers, many residents of the English Lake District can't help but wonder whether it's the body of one of the town's most legendary fugitives.

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Naked Came the Phoenix

A Serial Novel Edited by Marcia Talley; Written by Nevada Barr, J.D. Robb, Nancy Pickard, Lisa Scottoline, Pam O'Shaughnessy, Mary O'Shaughnessy, J. A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Mary Jane Clark, Anne Perry, Diana Gabbaldon, Val McDermid, and Laurie R. King
Minotaur Books

The promise of discretion and pampering-and a long-overdue reconciliation with her mother-draws Caroline Blessing, the young wife of a newly-elected...


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Killing the Shadows

Val McDermid
Minotaur Books

A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey - the writers of crime novels who have turned psychological profilers into the...


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The Grave Tattoo

Val McDermid
Minotaur Books

In The Grave Tattoo, suspense master Val McDermid spins a psychological thriller in which a present-day murder has its roots in the eighteenth century and the...


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The Torment of Others
Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Mysteries
Val McDermid
St. Martin's Paperbacks

THE VOICE SEEPS LIKE BLOOD... Two years ago, Derek Tyler confessed to a sickening quartet of murders. Now the convicted perpetrator remains locked away, as do...


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The Distant Echo

Val McDermid
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Bestselling, award-winning author Val McDermid delivers her most stunning story yet in The Distant Echo---an intricate, thought-provoking tale of murder and...


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The Last Temptation
Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Mysteries
Val McDermid
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Coming to terms over her breakup with criminal profiler Dr. Tony Hill, Chief Inspector Carol Jordan plunges into a risky undercover sting: track down a...


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The Wire in the Blood
Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Mysteries
Val McDermid
Minotaur Books

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...


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The Mermaids Singing
Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Mysteries
Val McDermid
Minotaur Books

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...


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A Place of Execution

Val McDermid
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezlng day in...


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