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How the Dead Speak

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, 2020

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781408712276

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 22nd August 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

‘The queen of crime is still at the top of her game’ Independent

No one can tell a story like she can’ Daily Express

‘One of
today’s most accomplished crime writersLiterary Review

‘We are all creatures of habit. Even murderers . . .’

When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an old convent, it quickly becomes clear that someone has been using the site as their personal burial ground. But with the convent abandoned long ago and bodies dating back many years, could this be the work of more than one obsessive killer?

The investigation throws up more questions as the evidence mounts but, after their last disastrous case, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan can only watch from afar. As they deal with the consequences, someone with a terrifying routine is biding their time – and both Tony and Carol find themselves closer to the edge than they have ever been before . . .

Masterful and filled with suspense, this an electrifying, heart-racing thriller from the number one bestseller.

If you enjoyed How the Dead Speak, don’t miss the first in a new series from the unrivalled Queen of Crime. 1979 is out now, introducing the unforgettable Allie Burns.
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Praise for Val McDermid:

Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . UnforgettableGuardian

Compulsively readableIrish Times

As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to getSunday Express

It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets goDaily Mail

One of today’s most accomplished crime writers’ Literary Review

This is the eleventh book in the bestselling Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series.

Reviews

The ingenuity with which Val McDermid keeps her crime-fighting duo fresh is as captivating as her deftly plotted denouement
Scotland on Sunday
'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game'
Independent
Elegantly choreographed . . . McDermid fashions a finale which tees up the next thriller in this sequence admirably
The Scotsman
McDermid's storytelling is as classy and compelling as ever
Observer
This is McDermid on exemplary form, generating the requisite suspense but never forgetting that the characterisation of Hill and Jordan is a key ingredient
Financial Times

Tony Hill and Carol Jordan