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Val McDermid

Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series

Best of British Crime: Wire in the Blood

The world and minds of serial killers are the business of Dr Tony Hill and Detective Inspector Carol Jordan.

In this British series the grit and gore of serial killing are portrayed as our investigators seek to understand, anticipate and capture the killers.

McDermid is one of the leading lights in this field, she examines the minds and compulsions of the prey and those who seek them.

Dr Tony Hill and Carol Jordan are flawed heroes who must triumph over themselves as well as the killers.

This series was the inspiration for the popular television series Wire in the Blood.

Other series by Val McDermid:
Kate Brannigan (Private Investigator)
Lindsay Gordon (Journalist)

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Mermaids Singing, Val McDermid

Mermaids Singing

Tony Hill is brought in to consult when the British city of Bradford is hit by a serial killer. The police informally call these The Queer Killings, but are they? New Detective Inspector Carol Jordan and Hill must work together in the charged environment to identify and stop the killer.

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The Wire in the Blood , Val McDermid

Wire in the Blood

Dr Tony Hill, heading up the recently founded National Profiling Task Force, gives his team the details of thirty missing teenagers and asks them to find a link. Are these teens heading off on their own, or is someone more sinister at work?

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The Last Temptation, Val McDermid

The Last Temptation

Against a background of Nazi atrocities and Stasi abuses, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan must find a serial killer who is targetting psychologists across Europe.

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The Torment of Others, Val McDermid

The Torment of Others

Back in Bradford Hill and Jordan must solve a series of prostitute killings that echo those for which a killer has already been found.

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Beneath the Bleeding, Val McDermid

Beneath the Bleeding

Bradfield Victoria's star midfielder has been murdered. Then the football stadium is bombed, leaving dozens dead. Can Tony and Carol resolve their differences, and the political infighting in the police force, to catch the killer?

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Fever of the Bone, Val McDermid

Fever of the Bone

Tony must solve the killer of apparently unconnected youngsters.

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The Retribution , Val McDermid

The Retribution

Jacko Vance, escaped serial killer, intends to get his revenge on Tony Hill and on Carol Jordan.

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Cross and Burn, Val McDermid

Cross and Burn

Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting 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 a resemblance to Carol Jordan.

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Splinter in Silence, Val McDermid

Splinter in Silence

D.I. Carol Jordan is retired to the country. She spends her time walking the dog and renovating the barn left to her by her brother. And drinking. Psychologist Tony Hill is worried, and lost, and about to take things into his own hands.

When Jordan hits bottom, Tony moves himself in and sets her a problem. He has seen a pattern of deaths -- supposed suicides of female cyberbullying victims.

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