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The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid (Book Review #170)

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 14/04/18

My 26th book this year)

Dr Tony Hill is a criminal profile analyst who has been helping to find killers. 285 more words

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"A firm reminder that truth is stranger than fiction." - Review of 'Forensics' by Val McDermid

Sometimes, truth really is stranger than the fictitious.

I’ll be honest, crime hasn’t always been my thing. Sure I’ve read some Lee Child and love watching the… 1,112 more words

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The Distant Echo (Inspector Karen Pirie #1) by @valmcdermid #ScottishCrime #FridayReads

Author: Val McDermid

Originally Published: October 2003 by St Martin’s Minotaur

Category: Scottish Crime Fiction, Suspense, Book Review

It was a winter morning in 1978, that the body of a young barmaid was discovered in the snow banks of a Scottish cemetery.

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The City

According to the BBC, York has been voted the best place to live in the UK. Having been here for a few years since the age of 18 (Yes ok so technically I’ve been here a couple of decades rather than a few years but let’s not split hairs!) I would agree on the whole, although maybe not for the same reasons. 448 more words


Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

I’ve read a lot, if not most of Val McDermid’s work.

I’ve met her.

I’ve heard her speak about her career as a writer.

And, I’ve got a signed copy of Insidious Intent (her most recent novel). 452 more words

World of Books ~ Couldn’t resist adding more to my #reading pile #Books

After seeing this post on Cleopatra Loves Books, I had to check out World of Books. They offer a huge selection of preloved books, most of which are quite cheap, in a range of categories, and after a quick trawl (I’ll be going back for more, I’m sure!) I bagged these…. 502 more words

National Book Day 1st March

I finished reading a book by one of my favourite authors last night, just in time for National Book Day – which is today :) 469 more words