By Val McDermid
Lindsay Gordon, Scottish journalist and beginner sleuth, used to be the 1st production of foreign bestseller Val McDermid. Report for Murder brought the United Kingdom’s first lesbian detective, and the sequence has been perennially renowned ever due to the fact that. Lindsay is tenacious to the purpose of stubbornness, intrepid to the purpose of stupidity, and dependable to the purpose of laying her existence at the line. With the aid of neighbors, kinfolk, and fans, she takes at the global with wit and brio, unraveling felony conspiracies and unmasking murderers. She’s feisty, feminist, and funny.
Each novel plunges Lindsay right into a diversified milieu. Report for Murder is determined opposed to the backdrop of an particular girls’ boarding university; Common Murder incorporates a women’s peace protest, the place emotions run lethal; Deadline for Murder forces Lindsay to confront the darker aspect of her personal international of journalism; Conferences Are Murder explores the lethal underbelly of alternate unionism; Booked for Murder lifts the lid on publishing, exhibiting it’s not a gentleman’s video game; and Hostage to Murder brings Lindsay face-to-face with baby custody battles and the gangsters who inhabit the area of terrorism. The hallmark of McDermid’s novels is a compassionate realizing of human relationships and a wise perception into modern society.
The Lindsay Gordon novels were released to nice severe acclaim on each side of the Atlantic. Booked for Murder, the 5th Lindsay Gordon secret, was once nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. McDermid has been praised for how her storytelling interweaves many of the components of the unconventional right into a seamless, balanced complete. “I don’t write approximately concerns, I write approximately characters,” McDermid says. The books have received a large basic readership between enthusiasts of the secret genre.
Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining neighborhood and skim English at Oxford. She lives in northern England.
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Jenseits der Wegkreuzung führte die Straße zurück ins Dorf. Katja konnte die roten und braunen Ziegel der Dächer zwischen den Kronen der Bäume sehen und die Enge förmlich spüren, die das Denken der Menschen dort beherrschte. Sie spiegelte sich in den sauberen kleinen Äckern und gekehrten Gassen wider, dem Geläut der Glocken von der nahen Abtei und den Blicken der Mutter, die nicht wagte, zu fragen. « Und diese vier Worte wie einen Vorwurf klingen ließ. Sie konnten nicht miteinander reden. Nicht über Afghanistan.
Darunter ein in Leder gebundenes Notizbuch. Auf der Innenseite des Einbandes fand er zu seiner Überraschung ein Foto von Katja. Mayer betrachtete es nachdenklich. Das kurze blonde Haar fiel ihr in eigenwilligen Locken ins Gesicht, ihr Blick aus den leuchtend blauen Augen strahlte ungebrochene Energie aus, so ganz anders als bei ihrer letzten Begegnung vor wenigen Stunden. Aber nun verstand er auch, warum. Nachdem er das KSK verlassen hatte, war in den vergangenen Jahren also mehr aus der Freundschaft geworden, die Chris und Katja verband.
Nachdem sie aus dem Feldlazarett entlassen worden war und Chris im Krankenhaus besucht hatte, war alles in ihr verstummt. Sie wanderte wie paralysiert durch ihr eigenes Leben und war zu einer Beobachterin ihrer selbst geworden. Mehr als alles andere fürchtete sie den Moment, in dem sich diese Distanz auflösen würde. *** Hamburg, Deutschland Eric Mayer betrachtete nachdenklich die kühne Konstruktion aus Glas und Stahl, die sich vor ihm in den Himmel reckte. �Die Larenz-Werke haben sich den Neubau ihrer Zentrale einiges kosten lassen«, bemerkte Oliver Schaar, der leitende Staatsanwalt, der mit Mayer im selben Wagen gefahren war.