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McDermid, Val. A DARKER DOMAIN - Harper Collins 2008

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A Darker Domain by Val McDermid. 2008 - 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, A Darker Domain by Val McDermid, published in 2008 by Harper Collins.

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Title A Darker Domain
Author Val McDermid
Publisher Harper Collins
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2008
ISBN 9780007243297
Cover Price 18.99
No. Pages 384
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.66

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a number 1 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 clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some creasing to the spine.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £18.99.

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

It seemed like an unsolvable mystery at the time: a wealthy heiress and son kidnapped in Fife, then a botched payoff, leaving her dead with no trace of the child.

So when, over twenty-five years later, a possible clue is discovered by a journalist in Tuscany, cold case expert DI Karen Pirie doesn't hold much hope of unraveling the infamous enigma.

She's already investigating a case from the same year.
At the height of the miner's strike, Mick Prentice broke ranks to join `scab' strike-breakers down south. But new evidence suggests Mick's disappearance may not be as straightforward as that - and Karen's investigations take her into a dark domain of secrets, betrayal and the ultimate violence...

Past and present intertwine in a novel of taut psychological suspense that explores the intersection of desire and greed.

Reviews of this title


Sunday Times
'Reminiscent of one of Ruth Rendell's Barbara Vine thrillers - a few more sly, old-fashioned whodunits like this and she'll join the sturdy ranks of the queens of crime, on course to become Dame Val or Baroness McDermid'

Scotland on Sunday
`One of the best modern writers of crime fiction... excellent'

The Times
'Absorbing modern mystery! McDermid's mix of historical and literary clues with modern detection is handled with panache'

'One of the world's leading mystery writers!Thomas Harris crossed with Agatha Christie, if you will! a great read' Observer 'A cleverly plotted thriller. It should gain her a crowd of new fans'

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