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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 for The Mermaids Singing. 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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The Last Temptation
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The Last Temptation

Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries

Val McDermid
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

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...

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Naked Came the Phoenix
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Naked Came the Phoenix

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
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Thirteen of today's hottest female crime novelists--one thrilling mystery: Naked Came the Phoenix

The promise of discretion and pampering-and a long-overdue reconciliation...

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Killing the Shadows
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Killing the Shadows

Val McDermid
St. Martin's Press
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 heroes of the nineties. But this killer...

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A Place of Execution
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A Place of Execution

Val McDermid
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

One of the most acclaimed novels of suspense of our time, A Place of Execution won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was hailed by critics as "a marvel from start to finish" (The Wall Street Journal) and "a modern masterpiece" (The Denver Post).

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The Distant Echo
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The Distant Echo

Val McDermid
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

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

Four in the...

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The Mermaids Singing
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The Mermaids Singing

Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries

Val McDermid
St. Martin's Press
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 inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would...

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The Wire in the Blood
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The Wire in the Blood

Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries

Val McDermid
St. Martin's Press
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 the job of criminal profilers Dr. Tony...

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The Grave Tattoo
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The Grave Tattoo

Val McDermid
St. Martin's Press
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 mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty....

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The Torment of Others
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The Torment of Others

Dr. Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Mysteries

Val McDermid
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books

Dr. Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan return in the award-winning series that is the basis for the BBC television show.

In a small grim room, the body of a woman is...

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