Dead Beat (Kate Brannigan Series #1)

Dead Beat (Kate Brannigan Series #1)

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by Val McDermid
     
 

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Mystery Large Print Edition Kate Brannigan is a sparky, funny and much to be welcomed entrant into the still tiny profession of the female private eye . . . (Dead Beat is) tough, exciting, moody and unpredictable. The Times Kate Brannigan is a female private detective set to do for Manchester what V. I. Warshawski has done for Chicago. As a favor, Kate agrees

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Mystery Large Print Edition Kate Brannigan is a sparky, funny and much to be welcomed entrant into the still tiny profession of the female private eye . . . (Dead Beat is) tough, exciting, moody and unpredictable. The Times Kate Brannigan is a female private detective set to do for Manchester what V. I. Warshawski has done for Chicago. As a favor, Kate agrees to track down 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 . . .

Editorial Reviews

Robert Barnard
Snappy,witty,and fast. Kate Brannigan is in there in competition with her jogging,sweating American counterparts.
Sarah Paretsky
Val McDermid is one of my favorite authors.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Set in Manchester, England, which its natives claim as the home of rock 'n' roll, the forthright and unpretentious sleuth introduced in this fast-paced story is sure to win readers' hearts. Kate Brannigan is hired by rock legend Jett to locate his former partner and lover, Moira. Kate finds Moira, a rehabilitated drug user, living with--and in love with--Maggie, an ex-counselor. Moira reluctantly agrees to return to Jett to help his career while Kate goes back to her investigation of counterfeiters and her own lover, a rock journalist. But six weeks later Moira is murdered--beaned by a tenor sax--and Jett wants Kate to find which member of his inner circle is the culprit. As Kate questions Jett's entourage, she uncovers why everyone closest to him wanted Moira dead. McDermid's ( Open and Shut ) snappy, often comic prose keeps the story humming as Kate is drawn deeper and deeper into the twisted plot of her first murder investigation. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883523480
Publisher:
Spinsters Ink Books
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Kate Brannigan Series , #1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Val McDermid grew up in Kirkcaldy on the east coast of Scotland, then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years, spending the last three as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. Now a full-time writer, she divides her time between Manchester and Northumberland.

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Dead Beat (Kate Brannigan Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read. Lots of characters/suspects. Kate has her hands full trying to solve a murder amongst a tight knit group who don't take kindly to outsiders.
shanafw More than 1 year ago
Easy read keeps your interest going.
sjn32 More than 1 year ago
Great book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again the new genre in regional mysteries where the unpleasant situations characters police and grafics have left little to entertain no humor or empthy indeed no one would care to visit these mean streets wherever they may be. no matter how well written they are. this is another english author whose series i will not read borrow or buy like rowlings buska
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