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The Resource A place of execution, Val McDermid

A place of execution, Val McDermid

Label
A place of execution
Title
A place of execution
Statement of responsibility
Val McDermid
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a freezing day in December 1963, Alison Carter vanishes from her rural village, an insular community that distrusts the outside world. For the young George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case--a suspected murder with no body, an investigation with more dead ends and closed faces than he'd have found in the anonymity of the inner city, and an outcome that reverberates through the years. Decades later Bennett finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when the book is poised for publication, he unaccountably tries to pull the plug. He has new information that he refuses to divulge, new information which threatens the very foundations of his existence. Catherine is forced to reinvestigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down
Summary
Police Inspector George Bennet, who investigated the never-solved disappearance of thirteen-year-old Alison Carter from her cloistered village decades ago, finds shattering new evidence, leading writer Catherine Heathcote to investigate further
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Anthony Award for Best Novel, 2001.
  • Dilys Award, 2001.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2000.
  • Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Mysteries, 2000
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044218
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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McDermid, Val
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Police
  • Missing children
  • Criminal investigation
  • Criminal investigation
  • Missing children
  • Police
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
A place of execution, Val McDermid
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn437300466
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Minotaur books pbk. ed.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780312644536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)437300466
Label
A place of execution, Val McDermid
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn437300466
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Minotaur books pbk. ed.
Extent
403 pages
Isbn
9780312644536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)437300466

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