Fever of the Bone (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #6)
  • Fever of the Bone (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #6)
  • Fever of the Bone (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #6)

Fever of the Bone (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #6)

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by Val McDermid
     
 

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“McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there….She’s the best we’ve got.”
New York Times Book Review

 

Scottish writer Val McDermid is one of the most

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“McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there….She’s the best we’ve got.”
New York Times Book Review

 

Scottish writer Val McDermid is one of the most respected authors at the scene of the crime, and Fever of the Bone offers a bravura display of her exceptional storytelling talents. Criminal profiler Tony Hill and his ally Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan are back in this terrifying psychological thriller, tracking down a brutal killer who’s targeting a group of young people through a social networking site. A winner of the Gold Dagger Award, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and an Edgar® Award nominee—a New York Times Notable author whose writing Entertainment Weekly calls, “smooth, confident, deeply satisfying,”—Val McDermid is a crime fiction force of nature. And Fever of the Bone is among her best.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A new chief constable, James Blake, arrives at Bradfield CID in McDermid's excellent sixth Tony Hill novel (after Beneath the Bleeding). Since Blake takes a skeptical view of both Tony's contributions as a medical consultant and the team's commitment to cold cases, Det. Chief Insp. Carol Jordan has to tread carefully. Soon deemed too expensive by Blake, Tony turns to nearby Worcester for work, where a grisly case involves the brutal murder and sexual mutilation of teenagers lured to their deaths by a killer who befriends them on a social networking Web site. Connections soon arise between Tony's case and Carol's new murder inquiry in Bradfield, which McDermid develops with her usual systematic ease until all the pieces of the disturbing puzzle fall into place. The increasingly complex and indefinable relationship between Tony and Carol provides a strong emotional undercurrent. McDermid demonstrates once again that she's as adept with matters of the heart as she is with murder. (Sept.)
Kirkus Reviews

Under pressure from every side, DCI Carol Jordan, who heads Bradfield CID's major incident team, and profiler Dr. Tony Hill are forced to work out a new series of relationships with each other.

James Blake, Bradfield's new Chief Constable, seems so impressed by the successes of the major-incident team that he's determined to disperse it among his whole force to make its members' expertise more cost-effective. His No. 1 imperative to Carol: replace high-priced consultant Tony Hill with some bright boy from the police academy. It's a bad decision, of course, not only because Bradfield is a breeding ground for serial killers (Beneath the Bleeding, 2009, etc.) but because dim, overconfident rookie DS Tim Parker can't offer any more than the vaguest generalities about who chatted with 14-year-olds Daniel Morrison and Seth Viner online and lured them out of their homes, or why he killed and castrated them in record time, without lingering over his crimes long enough to provide the obligatory sexual thrills. Ironically, it's Tony who provides the crucial intelligence needed to solve the case. Hired as a consultant by the West Mercia CID, he's been investigating the murder of 14-year-old Jennifer Maidment—a murder, he gradually realizes, that's the work of the same person Carol and her crew are seeking.

As usual in McDermid, there's so much going on—including an ancient, unsolved triple homicide and Tony's stumbling attempts to come to terms with the late father who never acknowledged him—that fans of the British procedural will find their cup running over.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061986482
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Series:
Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series, #6
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
357,585
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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