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Trick Of The Dark

Galaxy Book Awards, 2011

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751543223

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 17th February 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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

‘The queen of psychological thrillers’ Irish Independent

When Charlie Flint is sent a mysterious package of cuttings about a brutal murder, it instantly grabs her attention. The murder occurred in the grounds of her old Oxford college – a groom battered to death just hours after his wedding. As his bride and wedding guests sipped champagne, his alleged killers were slipping his bloodstained body into the river.

Charlie doesn’t know who sent the package, or why, yet she can’t get the crime out of her head. But as she delves deeper, and steps back into the mysterious world of Oxford colleges, she realises that there is much more to this crime than meets the eye…

A stunning standalone thriller from the number one bestseller.

If you enjoyed Trick of the Dark, don’t miss the first in a new series from the unrivalled Queen of Crime. 1979 is out now, introducing the unforgettable Allie Burns.

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


Layered with emotional and psychological complexity, this outstanding page-turner has television success written all over it
Scottish Daily Record
Wonderfully compelling stuff
Daily Mail
Keeps you guessing till the last page
A workout for the grey cells, perfectly executed
Daily Telegraph
A broad, winding murder mystery
Sunday Telegraph
Thoughtful, tender and always entertaining
This standalone from the Scottish force of nature, and creator of Robson Green's Wire In The Blood TV series, is a brutally clever story
Daily Mirror
An accomplished thriller, jumping from the past to the present and back with ease, taking in a range of characters and their perspectives...Trick of the Dark had me ruminating for days
Sunday Tribune