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Attention thriller fans: missing out on this giveaway would be criminal. Together with Grove Atlantic, we're hosting a Val McDermid giveaway in celebration of How the Dead Speak—McDermid's newest Tony Hill and Carol Jordan thriller!
Val McDermid is the master of Tartan Noir and the award-winning author of multiple books. Her published works include the Lindsay Gordon mysteries, the Inspector Karen Pirie series, and Forensics, a non-fiction work that dissects the science and art of criminal forensics. McDermid is perhaps best known for her Tony Hill and Carol Jordan thrillers. The series follows clinical psychologist Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan as they track down brutal killers, and inspired the popular British crime drama, Wire in the Blood.
McDermid's eleventh Hill and Jordan thriller, How the Dead Speak, is set for release in the United States next month. To celebrate, we're giving away a killer haul of Hill and Jordan books. One grand prize winner will receive print copies of five Hill and Jordan tales: Retribution, Cross and Burn, Splinter the Silence, Insidious Intent, and How the Dead Speak. Plus five runners-up will receive print copies of How the Dead Speak.
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About the books
How the Dead Speak
The newest Tony Hill and Carol Jordan thriller from crime-writing powerhouse Val McDermid.
McDermid's eleventh installment finds Tony Hill and Carol Jordan on diverging paths in the criminal justice world. That is, until construction at an old orphanage grinds to a halt once dozens of skeletons are found buried on the property. Forensic examination reveals they date from between twenty and forty years ago, when the nuns were running their repressive regime. But then a different set of skeletons are discovered in a far corner, believed to be the remains of young men from as recent as ten years ago.
When it is revealed that one of the male skeletons belongs to a killer who is supposedly alive and behind bars, Hill and Jordan reunite to get to the bottom of this ghastly case.
In the tenth installment, Hill and Jordan are on the hunt for a serial killer who victimizes women at weddings without a date. The investigation forces the duo to confront their most haunting moral dilemma so far.
In the north of England, single women are beginning to disappear from weddings. A pattern soon becomes clear: Someone is crashing the festivities and luring the women away—only to leave the victims’ bodies in their own burned-out cars in remote locations. Hill and Jordan are called upon to investigate—but this may be the toughest case they’ve ever had to face.
Splinter the Silence
In the ninth installment of McDermid's beloved series, Hill and Jordan investigate the suspicious deaths of women targeted by Internet trolls.
Vicious online attacks seem to be driving outspoken women to silence themselves through suicide. Yet for profiler Tony Hill, who knows a thing or two about patterns in human behavior, something doesn’t add up. Carol Jordan, meanwhile, is too busy tackling her own demons to think about a potential serial killer. But when she gets an opportunity for a second chance, it’s game on. This time around, though, the stakes have never been higher.
Cross and Burn
Cross and Burn, the eighth Hill and Jordan book, picks up where its predecessor The Retribution left off: following the best crime-fighting team in the UK—clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan—who when we last saw them were barely speaking, and whose relationship will now be challenged even further. But just because they’re not talking doesn’t mean the killing stops.
Women are being murdered—ones who bear an unsettling resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer.
The seventh entry in McDermid's thriller series featuring psychologist Dr. Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan.
Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan have put away scores of dangerous criminals at a rate that colleagues envy. But there's one serial killer who has shaped and defined their careers, and whose evil surpasses all others: Jacko Vance, ex-celebrity and sociopath whose brilliance and utter lack of remorse have never left Tony’s mind in the ten years since his imprisonment. Now Jacko has escaped from prison—even more twisted and cunning than before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony and Carol for his years spent behind bars.
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Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, DC who are 18 years of age and older by November 15, 2019.
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