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Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

‘Out of Bounds’ is Val McDermid’s 4th Novel featuring DCI Karen Pirie. Karen is still coming to terms with the death of the man she loved, Phil Parhatka. During the day, she has thrown herself back into her job as … Continue reading

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Splinter The Silence by Val McDermid

‘Splinter The Silence’ is the 9th novel by Val McDermid featuring psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan. Carol has left the police force and is extensively renovating the barn once owned by her brother. She is drinking far … Continue reading

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Fever of the Bone by Val McDermid

‘Fever of the Bone’ is Val McDermid’s 6th novel featuring psychologist Dr Tony Hill and Detective Inspector Carol Jordan. Carol has a new boss and his number 1 priority is to cut costs. It is clear that he would eventually … Continue reading

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Beneath The Bleeding by Val McDermid

‘Beneath The Bleeding’ is the 5th novel in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series by Val McDermid. This novel begins very dramatically with Tony being attacked with an axe by an out-of-control patient at Bradfield Moor Secure Hospital. Tony … Continue reading

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The Torment of Others by Val McDermid

‘The Torment of Others’ is the 4th book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series by Val McDermid. This book sees both Tony and Carol living and working back in Bradfield. DCI Carol Jordan has just returned to work … Continue reading

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The Last Temptation by Val McDermid

‘The Last Temptation’ is the 3rd novel by Val McDermid featuring DI Carol Jordan and Dr Tony Hill and is set two years after the previous novel- ‘The Wire in the Blood’. Over the previous two years, Tony has left … Continue reading

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The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

‘The Wire in the Blood’ is Val McDermid’s 2nd book featuring DI Carol Jordan and Dr Tony Hill. The events of the first book of the series – ‘The Mermaids Singing’ are mentioned in this book but don’t play a … Continue reading

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The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

‘The Skeleton Road’ is the third novel in Val McDermid’s DCI Karen Pirie series and very different from what I’ve come to expect from Val McDermid. I’m used to McDermid novels keeping me on the edge of my seat from … Continue reading

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Cross and Burn by Val McDermid

‘Cross and Burn’ is the 8th book in Val McDermid’s Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series and follows on from book 7 ‘The Retribution’. In fact, the closing events of ‘The Retribution’ are covered in this book to give this story context. … Continue reading

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Val McDermid Profile and Books

Val McDermid was born in 1955 and grew up in Fife on the East Coast of Scotland. She wanted to be a writer from an early age – from the moment that she discovered that books were written by real … Continue reading

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