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Deadline for Murder (Lindsay Gordon Series #3)
     

Deadline for Murder (Lindsay Gordon Series #3)

by Val McDermid
 

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Lindsay Gordon, Scottish journalist and amateur sleuth, was the first creation of international bestseller Val McDermid. Report for Murder introduced the United Kingdom’s first lesbian detective, and the series has been perennially popular ever since. Lindsay is tenacious to the point of stubbornness, intrepid to the point of stupidity, and loyal to

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Lindsay Gordon, Scottish journalist and amateur sleuth, was the first creation of international bestseller Val McDermid. Report for Murder introduced the United Kingdom’s first lesbian detective, and the series has been perennially popular ever since. Lindsay is tenacious to the point of stubbornness, intrepid to the point of stupidity, and loyal to the point of laying her life on the line. With the support of friends, family, and lovers, she takes on the world with wit and brio, unraveling criminal conspiracies and unmasking murderers. She’s feisty, feminist, and funny.

Each novel plunges Lindsay into a different milieu. Report for Murder is set against the backdrop of an exclusive girls’ boarding school; Common Murder features a women’s peace protest, where feelings run deadly; Deadline for Murder forces Lindsay to confront the darker side of her own world of journalism; Conferences Are Murder explores the deadly underbelly of trade unionism; Booked for Murder lifts the lid on publishing, showing it’s no longer a gentleman’s game; and Hostage to Murder brings Lindsay face-to-face with child custody battles and the gangsters who inhabit the world of terrorism. The hallmark of McDermid’s novels is a compassionate understanding of human relationships and a shrewd insight into contemporary society.

The Lindsay Gordon novels have been published to great critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Booked for Murder, the fifth Lindsay Gordon mystery, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. McDermid has been praised for the way her storytelling interweaves the various elements of the novel into a seamless, balanced whole. “I don’t write about issues, I write about characters,” McDermid says. The books have won a wide general readership among fans of the mystery genre.

Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community and read English at Oxford. She lives in northern England.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Returning to Glasgow from a self-imposed exile to avoid the political flap set off by events in Common Murder (1995), freelance journalist Lindsay Gordon discovers her world melodramatically upended. Her lover, Cordelia Brown, author of a bestselling book, has moved in with Claire Ogilvie, whose former lover, Jackie Mitchell, was recently sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Alison Maxwell. Alison had had no problem attracting sexual partners-Jackie most recently but also, once upon a time, Lindsay. Now Claire wants Lindsay to dig up fresh evidence for Jackie's appeal. Just when it looks as though McDermid will settle for stirring up the women's sturm und drang in a stew of obviousness (as when Lindsay, outside Alison's flat, recalls being "desperate for the satisfaction she knew she'd find on the other side of that cherry-red door"), she tosses in a nice, lively burglary to get things moving: government and personal papers swiped from yet another of Lindsay's many friends are the stuff of headlines. Then Lindsay really gets into gear, mustering her considerable intelligence and emotional energy to analyze the puzzle. And when she tracks a thief, her trail takes a fortuitous turn that leads her to someone she never expected to be a murderer. (Apr.) FYI: This novel by the author of The Mermaids Singing and the Kate Brannigan mysteries was published in England under the title Final Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932859089
Publisher:
Bywater Books MI
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Lindsay Gordon Series , #3
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.40(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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