Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Mystery Bookshelf: A Place of Execution by Val McDermid

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a library of new mysteries, is pleased to feature a new mystery series title we recently received from the publisher.

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A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
St. Martin's Minotaur (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: October 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-64453-6

A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
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About A Place of Execution (from the publisher): On a freezing day in December 1963, Alison Carter vanishes from her rural village, an insular community that distrusts the outside world. For the young George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case—a suspected murder with no body, an investigation with more dead ends and closed faces than he’d have found in the anonymity of the inner city, and an outcome that reverberates through the years.

Decades later Bennett finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when the book is poised for publication, he unaccountably tries to pull the plug. He has new information that he refuses to divulge, new information which threatens the very foundations of his existence. Catherine is forced to reinvestigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down.

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About Val McDermid: She was a journalist for sixteen years and is now a full-time writer and lives in South Manchester. A Place of Execution was the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2001 Anthony Award for Best Novel, the 2001 for Best Mystery Novel, the 2000 for Best British Crime Novel, the 2001 , and the 2000 (mystery/thriller category). Later this month, an adaptation of A Place of Execution airs on PBS.

Mysterious Reviews: Mysteries Reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery BooksMysteries by Val McDermid reviewed by Mysterious Reviews: A Darker Domain (2009).

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