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McDermid, Val. KILLING THE SHADOWS - Harper Collins 2000

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Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid. 2000 - Harper Collins. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine copy of the novel, Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid, published in 2000 by Harper Collins.

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Title Killing the Shadows
Author Val McDermid
Publisher Harper Collins
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2000
ISBN 0002261081
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 423
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.81

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

The book has green boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99. It has minor wear to the lower edge.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publishers 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

A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey - the writers of crime novels who have turned psychological profilers into the heroes of the nineties. But this killer is like no other. His bloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom surrounding the motives and mechanics of how serial killers operate. And for one woman, the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of life and death.<[>Professor Fiona Cameron is an academic psychologist who uses computer technology to help police forces track serial offenders. She used to help the Met, but vowed never to work for them again when they went against her advice and subsequently botched an investigation. Still smarting from the experience, she's working a case in Toledo when her lover, thriller writer Kit Martin, tells her a fellow crime novelist has been murdered. It's not her case, but Fiona can't help taking an interest. When the killer strikes again Fiona finds herself caught in a race against time - not only to save a life but also to find redemption, both personal and professional.<p>Rich in atmosphere, Killing the Shadows uses the backdrops of city and country to create an air of threatening menace, culminating in a tense confrontation between hunter and hunted, a confrontation that can have only one outcome.

Reviews of this title


'There is no one in contemporary crime fiction who has managed to combine the visceral and the humane as well...'--The New York Times Book Review

'Smart...skillfully executed...nasty and delicious. McDermid tells this wicked tale with style, intelligence and the blackest of humor."--Washington Post Book World

'Nerve-jangling...a gripping read...heart-stopping suspense."--Booklist

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