By Val McDermid
“One of my favourite authors, Val McDermid is a vital writer—witty, by no means sentimental, taking us via suggest streets with the dexterity of a Chandler.”—Sara Paretsky
“There is not any one in modern crime fiction who has controlled to mix the visceral and the humane in addition to Val McDermid. . . . She’s the easiest we’ve got.”—The long island occasions ebook Review
“Val McDermid is among the brilliant lighting of the secret field.”—The Washington Post
“McDermid’s a skillful writer—comparisons with such American novelists as Sara Paretsky and Sue Grafton are acceptable. shrewdpermanent, soaking up and many fun.”—Chicago Tribune
Lindsay Gordon—investigative journalist, tenacious sleuth and unashamed lesbian—is dealing with a midlife quandary. again in her local Scotland after a protracted absence, she has no task, no associates and no wish to even take into consideration her girlfriend’s being concerned preoccupations. an opportunity come across with freelance reporter Rory McLaren deals her an impossible to resist invitation to open a brand new bankruptcy in her lifestyles. From there it is only a quick step to political corruption and different juicy stories—all welcome distractions from Lindsay’s difficulties at domestic. but if an area motor vehicle dealer’s stepson is abducted, Lindsay and Rory alternate journalism for detection. the path leads them to St. Petersburg and a perilous snatch-back operation that might try Lindsay to her absolute limits in each zone of her life.
Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining neighborhood and browse English at Oxford. After sixteen years in journalism, she turned a full-time author in 1991. a global bestseller, she’s released over 20 books. Her many awards contain the Gold Dagger, the la instances e-book Award and the Anthony. Val McDermid lives within the north of England.