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McDermid, Val. THE DISTANT ECHO - Harper Collins 2003

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The Distant Echo by Val McDermid. 2003 - Harper Collins. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, The Distant Echo by Val McDermid, published in 2003 by Harper Collins.

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Title The Distant Echo
Author Val McDermid
Publisher Harper Collins
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2003
ISBN 000714282x
Cover Price 17.99
No. Pages 482
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.88

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are very slightly yellowing but with no other marks, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £17.99.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Val McDermid

Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community then read English at Oxford. Mcdermid was a journalist for sixteen years, spending the last three as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid, but is now a full time writer of crime novels.

Val McDermid has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and is the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010.

Synopsis of this title

Four in the morning, mid-December, and snow is smothering St Andrews. Student Alex Gilbey and his three best friends are staggering home from a party when they stumble upon the body of a young woman. Rosie Duff has been raped, stabbed and left for dead in the ancient Pictish cemetery. And the only suspects are the four young students stained with her blood. Twenty-five years later, Fife police mount a cold case review. Among the unsolved murders they're examining is that of Rosie Duff. But someone else has their own idea of how justice should be done. One of the original quartet dies in a suspicious house fire. Soon after, a second is killed in what looks like a burglary gone sour. But Alex fears the worst. Someone is taking revenge for Rosie Duff. He has to find out who it is before he becomes the next victim. And it might just save his life if he can uncover who really killed Rosie all those years ago.

Reviews of this title


'Val McDermid is a roaring Ferrari amid the crowded traffic on the crime-writing road' -- Independent

'The plotting is impeccable, the atmosphere palpable, and I doubt that it will be surpassed this year'-- Sunday Express

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