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I think I could possibly qualify as one of the world's stupidest readers.

For some reason (now that I think about it - it was probably the TV series), I've always thought I wasn't much of a fan of the Jordan / Hill series of books by Val McDermid.

I'm such an idiot.

Beneath the Bleeding is fantastic, and I've been sitting here looking at it for a couple of years now, convinced I didn't like the series so much, so shifting other books in front of it.

I really should know better than to watch these TV adaptations - god knows the Dalziel and Pascoe TV series has very little resemblance to the books - and I know that.  Why oh why oh why can't I remember that it applies to other adaptations as well.

Sigh - got some reading catching up to do.

From the Blurb:

When Robbie Bishop, star midfielder for the Bradfield 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 adored, so the public wants answers - but the answers aren't coming, and trails are running cold.

Opening Lines:

The phases of the moon have an inexplicable but incontrovertible effect on the mentally ill.  Aks any psychiatric nurse.  For them, it's a truth universally acknowledged.  None of them volunteers for overtime around the time of the full moon.

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9780007243280
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5
BLURB

When Robbie Bishop, star midfielder for the Bradfield 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 adored, so the public wants answers - but the answers aren't coming, and trails are running cold.

Then a bomb explodes in the football stadium, causing massive casualties - and another man dies from poisoning.  Is there a link between the cases?  And what are the motives for these crimes?

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Submitted by Karen on Tue, 17/08/2010 - 07:13 pm