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Cross and Burn

Cross and Burn – OUT NOW!!!

Published by: Little, Brown
Publishing date UK: 10 October 2013

Series: Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Series

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Cross and Burn now available in paperback…

Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Sphere (27 Feb 2014)


Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. But just because they’re not talking doesn’t mean the killing stops.

Someone is killing women. Women who bear an unsettling resemblance to Carol Jordan. And when the evidence begins to point in a disturbing direction, thinking the unthinkable seems the only possible answer.

Cornered by events, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves and each other as never before.

Cross and Burn – iBooks Editors’ Choice

iBooks Editors'  ChoiceSome nice news from our friends at Apple — they love CROSS AND BURN and are featuring it in the iBooks Editors’ Choice spot for a week starting Oct 22 2013

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Val McDermid

Val McDermid’s Wire in the Blood series continues


10 October 2013


Crime writer and former tabloid reporter Val McDermid has written 30 books, including recently one for children.

But it is her novels featuring characters Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, which she is best known for, after they were adapted for ITV’s Wire in the Blood series.

Cross and Burn is the latest and eighth book in the series.

McDermid tells the BBC’s Nick Higham how she often has to “re-group” in between her Wire in the Blood novels by writing other stories.

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Advance Copy Review…

Cross and BurnComing October

First of all, thank you to the author and publishers for the advance copy of this novel via netgalley. I was overjoyed to receive it as I’m a long time fan of Tony Hill and indeed all books from Ms McDermid. My beautiful Hardback copy remains on pre- order. Hey, Bookshelf OCD. Can’t have a missing one from the collection…

So, the latest instalment finds Tony and Carol at odds in the aftermath of “The Retribution”..meanwhile Paula Mcintyre takes front and centre as she takes on the case of a missing friend…and also begins the hunt for a killer alongside her new Boss, someone she is not sure of. Paula can’t resist getting Tony involved, this must mean that Carol will not be far behind….surely?

I’m used to a high standard from these novels – I will admit to some slight concern about what would come next, The Retribution having had such an emotive storyline for those of us who are fans of the Carol/Tony pairing…and leaving us with such huge consequences for their relationship. How could she top that I wondered? I kept the faith though and my faith was more than justified. Here we have not only a top notch mystery as usual but a wonderfully written continuation of our favourite characters ongoing story.

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From: http://lizlovesbooks.com


‘McDermid polishes things off in her indubitable style and gives us, her constant readers, a satisfactory conclusion and yet…a very real need to find out whats next for Tony’ 

Lizlovesbooks, 08.09.13

‘McDermid earns her customary high marks for planting clues, mastering procedural detail and maintaining suspense as the net closes. As usual, however, the endlessly fraught relationships among the continuing characters are the real draw.’

Kirkus Reviews, 18.09.13

‘McDermid’s fiendishly clever eighth novel featuring forensic psychologist Tony Hill and detective Carol Jordan…is not to be missed by fans of the unusual sleuthing duo.’

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

‘Dark, tense and pacy, McDermid’s fans will love this.’ 

Irish Sunday Mirror

‘McDermid’s latest crime novel is a gripping read with her usual hallmarks of fearsome brutality, tight plotting and engaging characters. Fans of McDermid’s work will greet this novel with delight, while new readers are sure to find themselves hooked.’

The Journal (Newcastle)

‘McDermid goes into less ghastly detail these days, which makes her portrait of an intelligent, cunning serial murderer all the more terrifying. The book can be read as a story about a hunter/ killer. But it is also a fascinating study of his opponents, the infinitely complex Hill and the clever Sleuth Jordan.’

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