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The Torment of Others ***SIGNED***

Val McDermid

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ISBN 10: 0007142889 / ISBN 13: 9780007142880
Published by Harper Collins, London, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First British Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. New unread Fine book in As New dust jacket. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in Mylar wrapper. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Please check our inventory for additional Val McDermid signed titles. Bookseller Inventory # 006690

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Title: The Torment of Others ***SIGNED***

Publisher: Harper Collins, London

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st British Edition, 1st Printing.

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Stunning new psychological thriller featuring Tony Hill, hero of The Wire in the Blood, from one of Britain's bestselling novelists: 'Val McDermid has become our leading pathologist of everyday evil...The subtle orchestration of terror is masterful' Guardian Clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan face the toughest challenge of their careers when they are confronted with an 'impossible' series of murders. Back in Bradfield after her traumatic experiences in Berlin, Carol is surprised to find Tony has followed her there to take up a post in the local secure mental hospital. When a prostitute is murdered in a particularly grotesque and stomach-churning way, she turns to him for help. Bizarrely, this killing matches in every detail a series of murders that took place a couple of years previously. A series of murders for which Derek Tyler was tried, convicted and sentenced. There has never been any doubt about his guilt. But now the ghost of his crimes has risen again. A second prostitute murder soon follows and the team are struggling. While Tony tries to crack Tyler, the police decide to mount an undercover operation that goes horribly wrong.

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New York Times bestselling author Val McDermid resurrects two of her most compelling characters in her most chilling novel yet...

Two years ago, Derek Tyler confessed to a sickening quartet of murders. Now the convicted perpetrator remains locked away, as do the gruesome, inimitable details of his crimes, which is precisely why this can't possibly be happening all over again―but it is.

One by one, mutilated corpses are turning up, each marked by the unmistakable calling card of the same warped killer. Still shattered in the wake of her own unbearable trauma, Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan is called in to make sense of the implausible scenario, with criminal psychologist Tony Hill on hand to complicate matters at every turn.

As a seasoned profiler, Tony is convinced that the new murders aren't the work of a copycat killer. Together, he and Carol prowl the mist-shrouded alleyways of tawdry Temple Fields, tracking a cunning serial killer who seems to be safely locked away yet somehow simultaneously on the loose, preparing to strike again...

"McDermid is unusual in her ability to keep the suspense high while constructing social mysteries that are far-ranging in their implications."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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