Dead Beat (Kate Brannigan Series #1)

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“Kate Brannigan is a breath of fresh air.”—Publishers Weekly

Dead Beat introduces Kate Brannigan, who does for Manchester what VI Warshawski has done for Chicago.
When Kate Brannigan agrees to track down a missing songwriter, a search that takes her into the seediest parts of Leeds, little does she realize that finding her is a prelude to murder.

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Dead Beat: A Kate Brannigan Mystery

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Overview

“Kate Brannigan is a breath of fresh air.”—Publishers Weekly

Dead Beat introduces Kate Brannigan, who does for Manchester what VI Warshawski has done for Chicago.
When Kate Brannigan agrees to track down a missing songwriter, a search that takes her into the seediest parts of Leeds, little does she realize that finding her is a prelude to murder.

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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.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932859188
  • Publisher: Bywater Books MI
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: Kate Brannigan Series , #1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,095,859
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    An Old Fashion Who Done It

    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.

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    Good read

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    Good Book You just have to read it

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    Medicene Cat den

    Made from a solid rock with a hollow that makes three sectoins. The smallest can hold herbs becaus os the crevices in the wall

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