Kick Back by Val McDermid
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, 1999
Paperback original first edition / first printing, no spine creasing, never read. Signed by author on the title page. Only minimum scuffing and edge wear from handling. Pages are starting to yellow due to age. No writing or marks. Comes with certificate of authenticity for author's signature.
Price in US $ 24.95
Summary: Manchester-based private investigator Kate Brannigan is back, and this time she’s investigating the bizarre case of the missing conservatories. Before long, she’s up to her neck in crooked land deals, mortgage scams, financial chicanery – and murder.
But then a favour for a friend puts Kate’s own life in danger – and bizarre is not the first word she thinks of . . .
‘Kate Brannigan is wonderful’ Frances Fyfield
The Torment of Others: A Novel by Val McDermid
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2005
Flat Signed! Hardcover first edition / first printing. Fine book in fine jacket, not price clipped, Signed on the title page and is author's signature only. Minimum scuffing and edge wear. Has small remainder dot on bottom page block. No writing or marks Comes with Certificate of Authenticity for author's signature. Has tiny reminder dot on bottom text block
Price in US $ 39.95
Summary: Dr. Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan return in the award-winning series that is the basis for the hit show on BBC America.In a small grim room, the body of a woman is discovered, panic and pain etched in her face. The scene matches in every detail a series of murders two years ago-murders that ended when irrefutable forensic evidence secured the conviction of a deeply disturbed young man named Derek Tyler.But there's no way Tyler could have killed the latest victim. He's been locked up in a mental institution since his trial, barely speaking a word. So is there a copycat? All his years of experience tell top criminal psychologist Dr. Tony Hill that there isn't-but that would make the murders literally impossible. While Hill tries to crack Tyler, DCI Carol Jordan and her team must mount a desperate undercover operation to trap the murderer-a decision that will have terrible consequences. As the tension mounts, a mixture of psychological insight and dogged detective work leads inexorably to a terrifying climax where Tony faces one of the most perverse killers he has ever encountered.