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by Val McDermid


The first book in the Tony Hill, Carol Jordan series. For Tookie Flystock, my beloved serial insect killer. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

The first book in the Tony Hill, Carol Jordan series. I do not think that they will sing to me. ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’.

Val McDermid is a celebrated and best selling Scottish crime writer, best . The Mermaids Singing. Synopsis: You always remember the first time. MERMAIDS i. ell-written, tense and exciting.

Val McDermid is a celebrated and best selling Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels featuring her most famous creation The Wire in the Blood, which has been adapted for television under the name Wire in the Blood, and starred Robson Green. It is a book which pulls the reader, and which lingers in the imagination long after the last page has been turned.

The Mermaids Singing. Author: Val McDermid. From 3" disk labelled: backup.

My first Val McDermid novel knocked the proverbial socks off this Yank and has me wanting more

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. My first Val McDermid novel knocked the proverbial socks off this Yank and has me wanting more. The detail, the story-layering, the psychological insight, and the cohesive plot told from multiple viewpoints had my head spinning! (But not as in The Exorcist, I hasten to ad.

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All chapter epigraphs are taken from ‘On Murder considered as one of the fine arts’ by Thomas De Quincey (1827) FROM 3½″ DISK LABELLED: BACKUP. 001 You always remember the first time. Isn’t that what they say about sex? How much more true it is of murder. I will never forget a single delicious moment of that strange and exotic drama.

A tense, beautifully written psychological thriller, The Mermaids Singing . Val McDermid: 'Even on a romantic holiday my thoughts turn to murrrder'.

A tense, beautifully written psychological thriller, The Mermaids Singing explores the tormented mind of a serial killer unlike any the world of fiction has ever seen. Thriller & Crime Police Procedural Women Sleuths. The queen of crime on the new generation of writers, how the genre has changed in 30 years – and how she’s promised not to kill off Tony Hill and Carol Jordan.

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Mcdermid Val - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. One of the finest crime writers we have, Val McDermid’s heart-stopping thrillers have won her international renown and a devoted following of readers worldwide

Mcdermid Val - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Книги 1-11 из 11. Blue Genes. Жанр: Полицейский детектив. Читать книгу Скачать книгу Отзывы о книге (0). The Vanishing Point. One of the finest crime writers we have, Val McDermid’s heart-stopping thrillers have won her international renown and a devoted following of readers worldwide. In, she kicks off a terrifying thriller with a nightmare scenario: a parent who loses her child in a bustling international airport. Young Jimmy Higgins is snatched from an airport security checkpoint while his guardian watches helplessly from the glass inspection box. The Wire in the Blood. First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, London. Printed in the United States of America. ISBN-13: 978-0-8021-9397-1. Atlantic Monthly Press.

Murn
In the mood for a grittier crime/mystery than I'd been reading of late, I stumbled upon a review of the 10th book in this series. I liked the premise of a detective and profiler partnership, so started the first book in the series, The Mermaids Singing. I admit, it was grifter than I bargained for. The level of sadistic violence in this book is not for the faint of heart, or, like me, those readers who have great difficulty getting imagery out of their head. As a result, I skimmed some of the torture scenes. Having visited a museum of torture in Edinburgh, I unfortunately have seen some of the devices described in the book. *shudder

The characters in the book are well-written. I did find some of Carol Jordan's personal reactions to some situations annoying. I suppose it could be chalked up to investigative fatigue on her part. I look forward to seeing how she manages in the next book. My complaints of this book are small: The title has no connection, that I can see, to the story. Perhaps I'm being dense. The two weasel coppers in the story don't really get their comeuppance. Maybe they will be addressed in the next book. Although, I think I'll read a lighter, less-gritty book before I dive back in to Tony and Carol's crime fighting. Kate Morton comes to mind....
Daigrel
This was a slog. All in all it was a decent book with a decent story. However, it reads a *lot* like Ian Rankin. Every time I was supposed to picture Tony Hill I involuntarily conjured up my image of John Rebus. And, I often find Rankin tedious at times. I've a high tolerance for gore and twisted violence but the author crossed a line early on that had me nearly quit reading -- if out of principle. The last 20-15% of the book went quickly but the rest was slow. It was really hard to get into and I almost gave up but I'd heard good things. Not sure if I'll read another.
Ochach
My first Val McDermid novel knocked the proverbial socks off this Yank and has me wanting more. The detail, the story-layering, the psychological insight, and the cohesive plot told from multiple viewpoints had my head spinning! (But not as in The Exorcist, I hasten to add.)

I am well and truly hooked on McDermid's Tony and Carol partnership. I want more. Bring it on!
Qulcelat
Excellent genre book with a focus a bit more on the detectives and victims rather than the psycho bad guy. It lacks the dry humor of the Dexter series by Lindsay and the overall epic feel of a Harris novel, but it lands a happy medium. However, for you romance fanatics who will invest in that aspect of the story, just do not do it, not this series for that aspect. You will only walk away bitter. This author takes the tired old will they/won't they cliche, masticates it, lets it rot, marinates it in sewage, and then leaves the stinking carcass to molder in the room until it manages to rot this whole franchise house. The latter books in the series are manageable only if you have no investment in that dynamic of the story at all.
Painshade
If torture and sadism are your cup of tea, this is the book for you. Though I love a good thriller and mystery, this story took me to a place that was too dark for my liking. On the plus side, McDermid is a master of this genre, and an excellent writer. There were unique and interesting subplots that held my interest, but I did skip over a lot of the torture scenes.
lifestyle
The depth to which the author explicitly describes each detail of the story enhances the plot to which you are an intimate observer. You are front and center to all criminal gore as well as to the police frantically attempting to discover the tortuous killer. An excellent read.
Aver
After reading and liking one of McDermid's non-series books I decided to begin this series. I stopped reading almost immediately due to the grisly violence, but what prompted me to literally throw this paperback in the trash was the horrible torturing of an animal. I'm an avid reader and love well-written mysteries, police procedurals, and many other genres. Ordinarily I donate my books after reading or pass along to friends, and throwing a a book away is foreign to me. Why someone who can write as well as Mcdermid would resort to this horrible gratuitous violence I have no idea.
This one was heavy on the grisly descriptions of torture, that I finally had to skip over them. These descriptions seemed unnecessary to that degree. The character development was very poor, they seemed one dimensional and uninteresting. The plot was built strictly on violence and little else. The redeeming feature was the surprise ending.
The Mermaids Singing ebook
Author:
Val McDermid
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Contemporary
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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (December 31, 1995)
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288 pages
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