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The mermaids singing, Val McDermid

Label
The mermaids singing
Title
The mermaids singing
Statement of responsibility
Val McDermid
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
You always remember the first time. Isn't that what they say about sex? How much more true it is of murder.... Up till now, the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one's different--this one's on the loose. In the northern town of Bradfield four men have been found mutilated and tortured. Fear grips the city; no man feels safe. Clinical psychologist Tony Hill is brought in to profile the killer. A man with more than enough sexual problems of his own, Tony himself becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive
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Summary
The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage -- or the power -- to stop it
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, 1995.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
044217
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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McDermid, Val
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
St. Martin's/Minotaur Books mystery
Series volume
0001
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  • Jordan, Carol, Detective Chief Inspector (Fictitious character)
  • Hill, Tony, Doctor (Fictitious character)
  • Serial murders
  • Police
  • Policewomen
  • Criminal profilers
  • Criminal profilers
  • Hill, Tony, Doctor (Fictitious character)
  • Jordan, Carol, Detective Chief Inspector (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Policewomen
  • Serial murders
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The mermaids singing, Val McDermid
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published by HarperCollins Publishers, ©1995
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
ocn918994844
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
Extent
x, 378 pages
Isbn
9781250094032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994844
Label
The mermaids singing, Val McDermid
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published by HarperCollins Publishers, ©1995
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
ocn918994844
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
Extent
x, 378 pages
Isbn
9781250094032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994844

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