'Brilliant . . . sensational . . . unforgettable' Guardian 'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent There is one serial killer who has shaped and defined police profiler Tony Hill's life. One serial killer whose evil surpasses all others. One serial killer who has the power to chill him to the bone: Jacko Vance. And now Jacko is back in Tony's life. Even more twisted and cunning than ever before, he is focused on wreaking revenge on Tony - and DCI Carol Jordan - for the years he has spent in prison. Tony doesn't know when Jacko will strike, or where. All he knows is that Jacko will cause him to feel fear like he has never known before - and devastate his life in ways he cannot imagine... The Queen of Crime returns with the unforgettably gripping seventh book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series ___________________ Don't miss the electrifying new Tony Hill & Carol Jordan thriller - HOW THE DEAD SPEAK is out 22nd August and available to pre-order now ___________________ Praise for Queen of Crime Val McDermid: 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'So gripping it puts your life on hold' The Times 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review 'McDermid remains unrivalled' Observer The seventh book in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, from No. 1 bestselling author Val McDermid
#1 bestselling author and queen of psychological suspense Val McDermid takes readers on an exhilarating, terrifying journey into the world of Tony Hill and Carol Jordan in her most accomplished thriller to date. Cross and Burn picks up where Val McDermid’s #1 bestseller The Retribution left off: following the best crime-fighting team in the U.K.—clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan. Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between the long-time crime-fighting partners. But just because Tony and Carol aren’t talking doesn’t mean the killing stops. Someone is killing women, women who bear an unsettling resemblance to Carol Jordan. The connection is too strong to ignore, and soon Tony finds himself dangerously close to the investigation, just as the killer is closing in on his next target. When the evidence begins to point in an unthinkable direction, Tony and Carol are forced to work together as never before, fighting to save not just the victims, but themselves. Val McDermid’s work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe. Cross and Burn is her most brilliant, spine-chilling work to date.
Uniquely placed to explore the worldwide phenomenon of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy beginning with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the book offers the first full-length study of Larsson's work in both its written and filmed forms.
Uniquely placed to explore the worldwide phenomenon of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy from a number of critical perspectives, this collection offers the first full-length study of Larsson's work in both its written and filmed forms. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is now a globally successful Swedish film, re-made by Hollywood in 2011 with Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist, the investigative reporter. The book's combination of critical and interdisciplinary approaches allows the trilogy to open up in new ways, which will appeal to all those interested in the Millennium books and films, as well as students of Film and Television Studies, Media Studies, Journalism, and Criminology.