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Val McDermid stunned readers and critics alike with the publication of her brilliant thriller A Place of Execution, which won the Anthony, McCavity, and the Los Angeles Times awards. Now in The Mermaids Singing, she continues her trademark ingenuity for suspense, and introduces criminal profiler Tony Hill who has spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But now he's become one of the hunted...

This was the summer he discovered what he wanted — at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.

The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim.

A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face to face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage — or the power — to stop it...

Review:

"Exciting, rapid-fire...a satisfying descent into the territory of a twisted mind." Booklist

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"Complex...powerful...psychologically terrifying...impossible to out down." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Compelling and shocking." Minette Walters

Synopsis:

When the mutilated bodies of four men are found in a small English town, criminal psychologist Tony Hill is enlisted to investigate. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. Hill can profile the psychopath, for his own past makes him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives — but it also makes him the perfect victim. (June)

Synopsis:

This was the summer he discovered what he wanted--at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.

The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim.

A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage--or the power--to stop it...

 
The Mermaids Singing is a chilling and taut psychological mystery from Val McDermid.

Synopsis:

This was the summer he discovered what he wanted--at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.

The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim.

A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage--or the power--to stop it...

About the Author

Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community and then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer and lives in South Manchester. In 1995, she won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year. Her most recent novel, A Place of Execution, won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Visit her website at www.valmcdermid.com.

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Loiosh, November 24, 2006 (view all comments by Loiosh)
The first in a popular series made into a BBC show, this book introduces audiences to Dr. Tony Hill, a criminal psychologist profiling for the police.

McDermid hones her craft here, unraveling the story to the reader as it unravels to Dr. Hill, giving you the delicious feeling of solving at along with him, as you go - or, if you're good, ahead of him. But you would need to be very, very good.

McDermid gets the in's and out's of profiling and policework accurate without being dull; the only reason she appears to be not so popular in America is the simple reason that she's British, and the stories are set in England. However, if you enjoy Kathy Reich's Temperence Brennan/Bones series/show, do yourself a favour and pick up The Mermaid's Singing - you will not be disappointed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312983604
Author:
McDermid, Val
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Police
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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Product details 400 pages Minotaur Books - English 9780312983604 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Exciting, rapid-fire...a satisfying descent into the territory of a twisted mind."
"Review" by , "Complex...powerful...psychologically terrifying...impossible to out down."
"Review" by , "Compelling and shocking."
"Synopsis" by , When the mutilated bodies of four men are found in a small English town, criminal psychologist Tony Hill is enlisted to investigate. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. Hill can profile the psychopath, for his own past makes him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives — but it also makes him the perfect victim. (June)
"Synopsis" by ,
This was the summer he discovered what he wanted--at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.

The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim.

A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage--or the power--to stop it...

 
The Mermaids Singing is a chilling and taut psychological mystery from Val McDermid.

"Synopsis" by ,
This was the summer he discovered what he wanted--at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.

The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim.

A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage--or the power--to stop it...

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