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eBook Report for Murder download

by Val Mcdermid

eBook Report for Murder download ISBN: 1883523249
Author: Val Mcdermid
Publisher: Spinsters Ink; 2 edition (January 1, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 265
ePub: 1217 kb
Fb2: 1350 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
Subcategory: Mystery and Thrillers

Lindsay Gordon put murder to the back of her mind and settled down in the train compartment to enjoy the broken grays and greens of the Derbyshire scenery. Rather like home, she decided

Lindsay Gordon put murder to the back of her mind and settled down in the train compartment to enjoy the broken grays and greens of the Derbyshire scenery. Rather like home, she decided. Except that in Scotland, the greens were darker, the grays more forbidding.

Val McDermid is a celebrated and best selling Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels featuring her most famous creation The Wire in the Blood, which has been adapted for television under the name.

Val McDermid is a celebrated and best selling Scottish crime writer, best known for a series of suspense novels featuring her most famous creation The Wire in the Blood, which has been adapted for television under the name Wire in the Blood, and starred Robson Green. The next eagerly anticipated, electrifying thriller from number one bestseller and queen of crime, Val McDermid, featuring the unforgettable Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. Synopsis: After an explosive case that forced Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to reassess everything they thought they knew about right and wrong, both are dealing with the fallout in their own separate ways.

Val McDermid is one of the bright lights of the mystery field. Kate Brannigan novels. McDermid’s a skillful writer-comparisons with such American novelists as Sara Paretsky and Sue Grafton are appropriate. Lindsay Gordon has got a heart of gold and a nose for trouble.

Report For Murder book. It may be because of being the fir Report for Murder by Val McDermid is the first book in the Lindsay Gordon mystery series

Report For Murder book. Gay and Lesbian Studies. It may be because of being the fir Report for Murder by Val McDermid is the first book in the Lindsay Gordon mystery series. Reporter Lindsay Gordon is sent to cover a fund-raiser at her old girls boarding school where renowned musician and former student Lorna Smith- couper is set to perform. When she is strangled before the performance and a teacher arrested, the headmistress asks Lindsay to investigate.

Пользовательский отзыв - AHS-Wolfy - LibraryThing. Freelance (read struggling to make ends meet) journalist, Lindsay Gordon, finds herself covering a fund-raising weekend at a girls' public school at the behest of long-time friend Patricia 'Paddy.

Mcdermid Val - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Her girlfriend’s pregnant, and when the doctor responsible for the fertility treatment is murdered, Alexis needs Kate like she’s never done before. Книги 1-11 из 11. Blue Genes. So what’s a girl to do? Delving into the alien world of medical experimentation and the underbelly of the rock-music business, Kate confronts betrayal and cold-blooded greed as she fights to save not only her livelihood, but her life as well.

Read Report for Murder, by . McDermid online on Bookmate – First in the popular series featuring Lindsay Gordon, a self-proclaimed ‘cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist' with a penchant f. First in the popular series featuring Lindsay Gordon, a self-proclaimed ‘cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist' with a penchant for hanging around police interrogation rooms under suspicion of some crime or other. Freelance journalist Lindsay Gordon is strapped for cash. Why else would she agree to cover a fund-raising gala at a girls' public school?

So be there or be poor. It was hard to imagine the crumpled concertina of red metal had ever been a Ford Escort. It didn’t look as if it could ever have been longer than.

Short story collections. The Writing on the Wall. A Suitable Job for a Woman. The. Vanishing point. First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, London. Printed in the United States of America. ISBN-13: 978-0-8021-9397-1. Atlantic Monthly Press.

Internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is one of our finest crime writers, and her gripping, masterfully plotted novels have garnered millions of readers from around the globe

Internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is one of our finest crime writers, and her gripping, masterfully plotted novels have garnered millions of readers from around the globe. In Broken Ground, cold case detective Karen Pirie faces her hardest challenge yet. Six feet under in a Highland peat bog lies Alice Somerville's inheritance, buried by her grandfather at the end of World War II. But when Alice finally uncovers it, she finds an unwanted surprise-a body with a bullet hole between the eyes.

Fiction. Gay and Lesbian Studies. Lindsay Gordon, self-proclaimed cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist is less than overjoyed at the prospect of spending a weekend at a posh girls' boarding school. Tensions are running high over the school's financial problems; the fact that school alumna and reknowned musician Lorna Smith-Couper, will return to the school to perform at a benefit concert only exacerbates anxieties. When Smith-Couper is found strangled with her own cello string right before the concert, Lindsay and Cordelia find their new relationship tested in unique ways as they seek to find the murderer among a long list of suspects. ...a clever mystery, a good read, and a heroine who is my kind of woman: Lindsay Gordon is smart, tenacious, daring, lusty, loyal, and class-conscious to the bone --Barbara Neely, author of the Blanche White series.
Comments: (7)
Sharpbinder
Val McDermid is a much better writer now than when she penned this. I highly recommend the Tony Banks novels and some of the later ones. In this case, the murderer turns out to be the person you always suspected (rather like a reversal of Agatha Christie's books, when it always turns out to be the person you least suspected). The book also describes a lesbian affair in which the detective/journalist is frequently insulted by her lover, but hangs onto her anyway. Don't get that at all.
Global Progression
Soi-disant "cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist" Lindsay Gordon travels to an English girls' public school during a weekend fundraiser, agreeing to help publicize the need for funds as a favor to an old friend, Paddy Callaghan. During the course of weekend, the fund-raising concert's star attraction is murdered, and Paddy is soon arrested. The school's headmistress enlists the aid of Lindsay, and former student ("old girl," as the Brit's would say) Cordelia Brown, noted author, to prove Paddy's innocence. The two are hardly experienced criminal investigators, and their lack of experience shows. Even so, their loyalty and determination stand them in good stead.

For a first novel, the mystery is pretty solidly plotted, and our intrepid heroines don't allow their budding attraction to interfere with their sleuthing. In finest who-done-it form, there are suspects aplenty, and the bulk of the novel involves Lindsay and Cordelia interviewing them. So, if you're looking for an action-packed thriller, this ain't it, folks. What it is,though, is a helluva lot of fun, a very pleasant, and at times, satisfyingly quirky, read.

Sure, it's a little dated, having been published originally in 1987, but it weathers quite well. After all, people are still reading Sherlock Holmes, right? And, for readers in the US, the style is pretty darned British, though not forbiddingly so. In any case, the mystery is interesting enough, and the reading experience more than fun enough, to overcome those slight drawbacks.

Definitely recommended. Even as a (then) new author, McDermid was far and away ahead of many current best-selling writers, even those with more experience. I'll definitely be reading the others in this series at some point. Nice to see this old series in very affordable e-format.
Coiron
My personal preference is the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series. I find their characters far more developed than that of Linsay Gordon. I felt that Report for Murder was more in solving the puzzle and less on character development. Even so McDermid is still my favorite author for this genre.
Moonshaper
Not up to the Val McDermid writings I've read before. The plot was pretty predictable and there were not surprises. I thought the characters were uneven and the quick pace of the book left room for character development; it's like Val had to get a book out and this is what she came up with. I was a bit disappointed.
Faell
Writing is just average. I liked the plot, but the characters were one dimensional. Hope subsequent books in this series are better than this one.
Adoraris
Gets off to a slow start. Held my interest, but not as exciting as some of her other books.
greed style
Having read several of her later books I was looking forward to this one but was very disappointed.
This could have been one of Enid Blytons Famous Five stories apart from the sexual orientation of a few characters and that they were knocking back whisky instead of lashings of ginger beer!
Really would the headmistress of a private girls school ask a journalist to hang around after someone is murdered at the school - surely you would want the journalist as far away as possible. And allowing said journalist to question staff and pupils, particularly the pupils without a suitable adult present - sorry but too unbelievable for me.
For those concerned about the lesbian aspects don't be to worried there are no detailed descriptions of bedroom antics.
Had I read this book before any others I would have steered clear of Val MacDermid but really this is so different from her later books, too tame for me.
Val McDermid is a wonderful writer. She weaves a tale that bound me to the book and the character. I could not wait to read the sequel. I thought it was very well done. The combination of romance and mystery kept me hanging. Enjoy