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McDermid, Val

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Val McDermid's award-winning crime fiction has made her a true staple amongst mystery readers.

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Charlotte Hagstrom - 02:56pm Jul 2, 1999 PST(#16 of 25)

Baked Beans (and others who might be interested): Today I got a mail from the Swedish publisher who said they are NOT going to publish "Clean Break". Just like that, no motivation! I guess I better try to fins an English copy.

Katarina Rundgren - 11:55am Jul 4, 1999 PST(#17 of 25)
A stranger is a friend you have yet to meet

Finished "Star Struck" a while ago and am glad to report that, at least in my mind, McDermid's Kate Brannigan series is still going strong. The people are believable without being boring, and one of the subplots will amuse Internet users and maybe scare some who are planning on meeting someone they've met here... ;-)

Thank you Rik

Rik Shepherd. - 12:16pm Jul 4, 1999 PST(#18 of 25)
Never hire a ferret to do a weasel's job

's okay, Kat, glad you enjoyed it...

Nicky Parkin - 08:35am Aug 15, 1999 PST(#19 of 25)

I'm a Brannigan series fan...and think the series by Denise Danks are very similar. Her character is called Georgina Powers, and she gets involved with some weird cases, like in "Frame grabber" there's some virtual sex (oo-er) and in her lastest "Phreak", mobile phone scams. ?!

Atanua- 8^) - 02:46am Feb 16, 2001 PST(#20 of 25)
Short and unpronouncable ... and proud of it!!!

I just read "Blue Genes". I didn't like it that much, too much things happening at the same time, too many stories.

Atanua- 8^) - 02:12am Feb 27, 2001 PST(#21 of 25)
Short and unpronouncable ... and proud of it!!!

After not liking Blue Genes too much, I still took some "Kate Brannigans" with me on vacation and I'm glad to say I liked them a lot more.

I liked the logical way Dead Beat is written. However I have to admit that was what made the story rather predictable. It was an ok book. I did love Kickback and Crack Down a lot. Things really made sense at the end of the books. Unrelated things came together as one story.

PoisonGuy - 05:26am Apr 1, 2002 PST(#22 of 25)
I got my Nemesis pregnant!

Mermaids Singing waz excellent. Good and likable characters and a strong mystery blueprint. First I read from Val but not the last. I liked the way she juggled the characters, having more than one 'main' character. Highly recommended.

4 cyanide pills out of a potential 5!

Atanua- 8^) - 05:21am Jan 21, 2003 PST(#23 of 25)
Short and unpronouncable ... and proud of it!!!

A place of Execution - The book started really slow. Nothing much seemed to happen. But my mother told me to keep reading. And it was worth it. Intruiging relationships of people living in a (very) small town. I have to admit that I did expect some of the plot turns (but couldn't be sure about it), But the way the story is written made it a really great book

I thought I'd written about Mermaids Singing here before, but apparently I didn't. I loved the book, but only half of it!! **lol** There was an anlternation between chapters that described the hunt for the killer and chapters that described the actions of the killer. I won't tell too much about those last ones, but I had to skip those chapters after a while because they made me feel sick! But I loved the rest of the book!

Fran Hinkel - 02:30pm Aug 9, 2004 PST(#24 of 25)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

The Distant Echo: Twenty-five years ago, four students discovered a murdered woman's body, but the case was never solved. Now the four are being killed off, one by one, by someone with their own idea of how justice should be done.

DeeGee - 10:42am Sep 2, 2007 PST(#25 of 25)
A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died. A photo album shows you have lived.

Just read 'Kick Back' being searching for someone to read this last few days as I've completed Karin Slaughter, Kathy Reichs and P Cornwell.

Enjoyed it, and I think I may just add the rest of the Kate Brannigan series to my "to read" list.

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