Val McDermid Box Set: Wire in the Blood / Place of Execution / The Last Temptation

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9780007856138: Val McDermid Box Set: Wire in the Blood / Place of Execution / The Last Temptation

The superb new psychological thriller from ‘Queen of Crime’ Val McDermid fuses her trademark plot twists and characterization with one of the most important events in recent UK history – the 1984 Miners’ Strike.

Twenty-five years ago, the daughter of Scotland's richest man and her baby son were kidnapped and held to ransom. But Catriona Grant ended up dead and little Adam's fate is still unknown. When a new clue is discovered in a deserted Tuscan villa – along with grisly evidence of a recent murder – cold case expert DI Karen Pirie is assigned to follow the trail.

She's already working a case from the same year. During the Miners' Strike of 1984, pit worker Mick Prentice vanished. He was presumed to have broken ranks and fled south with other 'scabs'… but Karen finds that the reported events of that night don't add up. Where did he really go? And is there a link to the Grant mystery?

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Praise for ‘A Darker Domain’:

‘Val McDermid is a born storyteller… absorbing reading’ Sunday Telegraph

‘A searing piece…McDermid orchestrates the tension with authority… as topical as ever… after reading McDermid’s novel, readers may wish that more crime fiction would have the guts to take on serious issues’ Daily Express

‘More than worthy of the best of Barbara Vine’ Evening Standard

‘Her subject matter is unsettling, with fewer neatly sewn-up endings’ Sunday Express

‘Torture, warped psyches, unspeakable cellars: Val McDermid sends you to bed with lights blazing’ Sunday Times

‘An absorbing novel, one of her best’ The Times

‘One of the best modern writers of crime fiction… excellent’ Scotland on Sunday

About the Author:

Jack Higgins was a soldier and then a teacher before becoming a full-time writer. ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ turned him into an international bestselling author and his novels have since sold over 250 million copies and been translated into fifty-five languages. Many of them have also been made into successful films.

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