Val McDermid

Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin

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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Profile Books
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin

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A project for Oxfam, OxCrimes is a collection of short stories from some of the very best crime fiction writers.

From the Blurb:

For 2014, Oxfam and Profile have turned to crime in order to raise a further £200,000 for Oxfam's work.

CHRISTMAS IS MURDER - Val McDermid

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Book Title: 
Christmas is Murder
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781405525923
Series: 
Maggie Staniforth
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Hachette Digital
Year of Publication: 
2012

CR - Christmas is Murder, Val McDermid

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Little bit of a stocking filler - two short stories - perfect for a quick read over a snack at the pub.

From the Blurb:

Available in ebook for the first time ever, this duo of classic Christmas crime short stories by Sunday Times number one bestseller, Val McDermid - A Traditional Christmas and A Wife in a Million - introduces DI Maggie Staniforth.

THE VANISHING POINT - Val McDermid

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Book Title: 
The Vanishing Point
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781408703229
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Publisher: 
Little
Brown
Year of Publication: 
2012

TRICK OF THE DARK - Val McDermid

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Book Title: 
Trick of the Dark
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781408702000
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2010

Currently Reading - Trick of the Dark, Val McDermid

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This is a standalone book from Val McDermid, set around events in an Oxford College - in the past, and the present.  Fascinating book.

From the Blurb:

When Charlie Flint is sent a mysterious package of press cuttings about a brutal murder, it instantly grabs her attention.  The murder occurred in the grounds of her old Oxford college - a groom battered to death just hours after his wedding.  As his bride and wedding guests sipped champagne, his alleged killers were slipping his bloodstained body into the river.

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FEVER OF THE BONE - Val McDermid

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Book Title: 
Fever of the Bone
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781408701997
Series: 
Carol Jordan / Tony Hill
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Sphere
Year of Publication: 
2009

BENEATH THE BLEEDING - Val McDermid

Author Information
Book Title: 
Beneath the Bleeding
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780007243280
Series: 
Carol Jordan / Tony Hill
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2008