Torment of Others - Val Mcdermid (Paperback)

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The Number One bestselling crime series featuring Tony Hill, hero of TV's Wire in the Blood, written by the award-winning Val McDermid. This is a psychological thriller - and serial killer - that will keep you up at night.

Product Details

Barcode
9780007344758
Department
Books
Released
4 Mar 2010
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Val McDermid
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Series
Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
Language
English
Number of Pages
576
Dimensions
198 x 130 x 30mm (338g)

Annotation

The Number One bestselling crime series featuring Tony Hill, hero of TV's Wire in the Blood, written by the award-winning Val McDermid. This is a psychological thriller - and serial killer - that will keep you up at night.

Summary

The Number One bestselling crime series featuring Tony Hill, hero of TV's Wire in the Blood, written by the award-winning Val McDermid. This is a psychological thriller - and serial killer - that will keep you up at night.


For some, there is nothing so sweet, so thrilling, as the torment of others ...


A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene matches a series of murders which ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of one Derek Tyler. But Tyler's been locked up in a mental institution for two years, barely speaking a word - except to say that 'the Voice' told him to do it.

Top criminal psychologist Dr Tony Hill is prepared to think the unthinkable - this is not a copycat murder but something much stranger. While DCI Carol Jordan and her team mount a desperate and dangerous undercover police operation to trap the murderer, Hill heads towards a terrifying face-off with one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered...

Fiction

General Subject
Crime/Thrillers
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Suspense
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Crime
BISAC Subject 5
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
BIC Classification 1
Crime & mystery
Dewey Classification
823.914
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years, spending the last three years as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. Now a full-time writer, she divides her time between Cheshire and Northumberland. Her novels have won international acclaim and a number of prestigious awards, including the Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year, the Anthony Award for best novel, and the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award. Her thriller series featuring criminal profiler Tony Hill has been adapted into the much-loved TV series Wire in the Blood.

Review Quotes

`One of McDermid's finest, which is saying a lot' The Times

`An especially taut and inventive thriller. This is McDermid on top form' Daily Mail

'Serial killers are thankfully rare. It is a tribute to the power of Val McDermid's imagination that she made this one seem so believable' Daily Telegraph

'Complex, combative and nuanced' Express

`No one compares to McDermid' Guardian

'Val McDermid is an intelligent, supremely talented novelist and with this latest tale, she is writing at the height of her power. Utterly compelling' Glasgow Herald