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Dead Beat By Val McDermid

Dead Beat
by Val McDermid

The stunning first novel in the Kate Brannigan series, from No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Val McDermid.

`This is crime writing of the very highest order' The Times

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Dead Beat Summary


Dead Beat (PI Kate Brannigan, Book 1) by Val McDermid

The stunning first novel in the Kate Brannigan series, from No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Val McDermid.

`This is crime writing of the very highest order' The Times

Dead Beat introduces Kate Brannigan, a female private detective who does for Manchester what V.I. Warshawski has done for Chicago.

As a favour, Kate agrees to track down a missing songwriter, Moira Pollock, a search that takes her into some of the seediest parts of Leeds and Bradford. But little does she realize that finding Moira is a prelude to murder...

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Dead Beat Reviews


`Solid pleasure... this moves along with the speed of a Porsche, so smooth you can almost kid yourself you haven't been sitting on the edge of your seat throughout'
Mail on Sunday

`Zippy action, a well-crafted plot and some refreshingly gritty northern truths'
The Times

Praise for Val McDermid:

'No one rivals Val McDermid's skill at writing truly terrifying thrillers' Good Housekeeping

`The real mistress of psychological gripping thrillers' Daily Express

'McDermid's capacity to enter the warped mind of a deviant criminal is shiveringly convincing' The Times

`Val McDermid is undoubtedly the queen of British crime' Observer

'McDermid's expertly juggled plotlines and masterful handling of pace and tension tick all the best boxes' Guardian

`The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent

`One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review

`Her writing is never less than excellent' Crime Time

About Val McDermid


Val McDermid is a No.1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold more than sixteen million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2010 and received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award in 2011. In 2016, Val received the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. In 2017, she received the DIVA Literary Prize for Crime and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She is also the patron of the Scottish Book Trust. Val writes full time and lives in Edinburgh and the East Neuk of Fife.

Additional information

GOR001239438
Dead Beat (PI Kate Brannigan, Book 1) by Val McDermid
Val McDermid
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2002-09-02
288
0007142919
9780007142910
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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