Fever of the Bone

Fever of the Bone

Book - 2010
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Val McDermid first introduced her massive readership to Tony Hill and Carol Jordan in 1995 with the publication of The Mermaids Singing, which went on to become an international bestseller. Fever of the Bone is the sixth novel in the series and promises to be the most compulsive and gripping to date.

In Fever of the Bone, Val introduces Tony Hill's most twisted adversary to date -- a killer with a shopping list of victims, a killer unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not long before Tony realizes it's just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign to target an apparently unconnected group of young people. Struggling with the newly awakened ghosts of his own past and desperate for distraction in his work, Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st Canadian ed. --
ISBN: 9781554687473
Branch Call Number: FIC McDer 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 500 p


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Aug 27, 2011

Very good book. McDermid writes an interesting and fast-paced plot, with several sub-story lines that add to the main one but never overwhelm the reader.

Jun 02, 2011

I loved this book. I have seen the British tv series, "Wire in the Blood". Robson Green plays Dr. Tony Hill, a criminal profiler who works with DCI Carol Jordan of the Bradfield Police Dept. The relationship between these two keeps one guessing. The characters in the book are well developed and more realistic then some crime books as their flaws are revealed as the story unfolds. Lots of twists and turns in the plot made this book difficult to put down.

Mar 07, 2011

A Tony Hill(profiler) and DCI Carol Jordan novel. A killer targets young teenagers who appear random but... there is a connection of course.

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