Still Life: A Karen Pirie Novel

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Price
$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
Pages
448
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 1.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802157454

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About the Author

Val McDermid's best-selling novels have won the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award, and the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger and Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding achievement. She is also a multiple finalist for the Edgar Award, including for the Fact Crime nominee Forensics.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR STILL LIFE

"[A] cunningly crafted fifth novel featuring Det. Chief Insp. Karen Pirie . . . McDermid expertly balances the book's multiple mysteries, giving none short shrift. Vividly sketched characters, a colorful narrative, and myriad twists keep the pages turning . . . McDermid continues her reign as queen of the police procedural."--Publishers Weekly

"We read crime fiction for enjoyment, comfort and reassurance. McDermid provides all this . . . Still Life shows that she is still at the height of her powers; it is deeply enjoyable, one of her best."--Scotsman


PRAISE FOR VAL MCDERMID

"McDermid remains unrivalled . . . brilliant."--Observer (UK) on How the Dead Speak

"Further evidence that her 'Queen of Crime' status will not be challenged."--Scotsman on How the Dead Speak

"There are few other crime writers in the same league as Val McDermid. Her stories are ingeniously plotted, moody . . . Absorbing . . . It's Karen's character that's the enduring draw of this series . . . Out of Bounds is another terrific and intricate suspense novel by a writer who has given us 30 of them. As I said, there are few other crime writers in the same league as Val McDermid."--Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post on Out of Bounds

"Chock-full of crime . . . fans and newcomers to the series will enjoy the twists and turns."--Library Journal on How the Dead Speak

"McDermid's books are relentlessly excellent, with sympathetically flawed characters, well-crafted storylines, a clever twist or two, and crisp dialogue. It's no wonder she's considered the queen of Scottish crime fiction."--BookPage on Broken Ground