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McDermid, Val

Works: 641 works in 2,792 publications in 8 languages and 61,269 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  True crime stories  History  Case studies  Novels  Gothic fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator, Narrator, Contributor, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6063.C37, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Val McDermid
The grave tattoo by Val McDermid( Book )

49 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a strangely tattooed body in a bog gives rise to rumors regarding William Wordsworth's ties to the infamous Fletcher Christian, as Wordsworth specialist Jane Gresham searches for a manuscript that could hold the key to the historical mystery
The distant echo by Val McDermid( Book )

74 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five years after an unsolved rape and murder, four friends, having been falsely accused of the crime, find themselves targeted by someone who still believes that they are guilty, prompting a search for the real killer
A place of execution by Val McDermid( Book )

63 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a freezing day in December 1963, Alison Carter vanishes from her rural village, an insular community that distrusts the outside world. For the young George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case--a suspected murder with no body, an investigation with more dead ends and closed faces than he'd have found in the anonymity of the inner city, and an outcome that reverberates through the years."--Jacket
Killing the shadows by Val McDermid( Book )

84 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology professor and London police consultant Fiona Cameron investigates the murder of authors of popular thrillers about serial killers
The torment of others by Val McDermid( Book )

46 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan turns to clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill to help solve the grotesque murder of a prostitute, a crime that bears a striking resemblance to an earlier series of solved crimes
The last temptation by Val McDermid( Book )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensic profiler Dr. Tony Hill is called in to track a vicious killer across northern Europe, a case that he takes on when the next victim is an old friend and that is soon complicated by his former partner, Detective Carol Jordan
A darker domain : a novel by Val McDermid( Book )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than twenty years after the 1984 national miners' strike in Scotland, Cold Case Review Team Inspector Karen Pirie stumbles across new evidence that links the cases of a missing strikebreaker and a kidnapping gone wrong
The retribution by Val McDermid( Book )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacko Vance is an ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tony's mind in the ten years since his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prison, and he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent in prison
Beneath the bleeding : a novel by Val McDermid( Book )

53 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robbie Bishop, star midfielder for the Bradfiel Vics, is poisoned by a rare and deadly toxin, profiler Dr Tony Hill and trusted colleague DCI Carol Jordan have their work cut out for them. Robbie was adord, so the public want answers - but the answers aren't coming, and the trail are running cold. Then a bomb in the football stadium, causing massive casualties - and another man dies from poisoning. Is there alink between the cases? And what are the motives for these crimes? The clock is ticking for Tony and Carol - and the death toll keeps rising... -- back cover
The mermaids singing by Val McDermid( Book )

102 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You always remember the first time. Isn't that what they say about sex? How much more true it is of murder ... Up till now, the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one's different -- this one's on the loose. In the northern town of Bradfield four men have been found mutilated and tortured. Fear grips the city; no man feels safe. Clinical psychologist Tony Hill is brought in to profile the killer. A man with more than enough sexual problems of his own, Tony himself becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive
Trick of the dark by Val McDermid( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Death is a hollow drum whose beat has measured out my adult life.' So writes Jay Macallan Stewart in her latest volume of memoirs. But nobody has ever asked whether that has been by accident or design. Nobody, that is, until Jay turns her sights on newly-wed and freshly-widowed Magda Newsam. For Magda's mother Corinna is an Oxford don who knows enough of Jay's history to be very afraid indeed. Determined to protect her daughter, Corinna turns to clinical psychologist Charlie Flint. But it's not the best time for Charlie. Her career is in ruins. Pilloried by the press, under investigation by her peers, she's barred from the profiling work she loves. What Corinna's asking may be her last chance at redemption. But as Charlie digs into the past and its trail of bodies she starts to realize the price of truth may be more than she wants to pay
The skeleton road by Val McDermid( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the center of historic Edinburgh, builders are preparing to convert a disused Victorian Gothic building into luxury flats. They are understandably surprised to find skeletal remains hidden in a high pinnacle that hasn't been touched by maintenance for years. But who do the bones belong to, and how did they get there? Could the eccentric British pastime of free climbing the outside of buildings play a role? Enter cold case detective Karen Pirie, who gets to work trying to establish the corpse's identity. And when it turns out that the bones may be from as far away as former Yugoslavia, Karen will need to dig deeper than she ever imagined into the tragic history of the Balkans: to war crimes and their consequences, and ultimately to the notion of what justice is and who serves it"--
Fever of the bone by Val McDermid( Book )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, a killer unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted of desires
Cross and burn by Val McDermid( Book )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between 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 who bear an unsettling resemblance to 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
The vanishing point by Val McDermid( Book )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a dying reality television star's child is snatched at an international airport, ghost writer and guardian Stephanie Harker assists the FBI's search while investigating the family's past to discover a motive for the abduction
Splinter the silence by Val McDermid( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is it violence if it's virtual? The outspoken women targeted by the increasingly cruel Internet trolls and bullies would probably say so. For some of them, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isn't convinced. But he's the only one. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care. Until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now it's game on, and the stakes have never been higher"--
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this modern retelling of Austen's classic, bookish minister's daughter Cat Morland joins her well-to-do friends in Edinburgh and falls for an up-and-coming lawyer who may harbor unsettling secrets
Forensics : what bugs, burns, prints, DNA, and more tell us about crime by Val McDermid( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dead can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces. This book draws on crime novelist McDermid's own interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists. Along the way, McDermid discovers how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine one's time of death; how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer; and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist were able to uncover the victims of a genocide. It's a journey that will take McDermid to war zones, fire scenes, and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with both extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day
Blue genes : a Kate Brannigan mystery by Val McDermid( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Brannigan, the English private eye in Manchester, probes the murder of Dr. Sarah Blackstone, a local gynecologist who promised her lesbian patients she could have them conceive without men
Crack down by Val McDermid( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English PI Kate Brannigan has to resort to her Thai boxing training as she investigates fraud in the car dealership industry. The crooks reply by framing her boyfriend with a car full of drugs. By the author of Dead Beat
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The distant echo
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English (742)

German (76)

Spanish (20)

Russian (10)

French (6)

Chinese (6)

Polish (5)

Turkish (3)

The distant echoA place of executionKilling the shadowsThe torment of othersThe last temptationA darker domain : a novelThe retributionBeneath the bleeding : a novel