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Val McDermid - WikipediaVal McDermid picks up the scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine, from the crime scene to the courtroom. The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died — and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces. More details…. Number one bestseller Val McDermid is back with her most gripping, chilling and suspenseful novel yet.
Torment of Others: A Tony Hill Novel Audiobook by Val McDermid
Her new Tony Hill and Carol Jordan book, Insidious Intent , is published on Thursday, and the reaction of fans to how she has chosen to end it will be interesting. We meet at the Theakston Old Peculier crime writing festival in Harrogate, where McDermid is practically royalty, and she has murder on her mind. This is not unusual, she says; quite frequently a pleasant weekend away will turn her thoughts to homicide.
Tony Hill is a criminal psychologist. Book 1. Val McDermid stunned readers and critics alike wi… More. Want to Read. Shelving menu. Shelve The Mermaids Singing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
The series features the main protagonists of the series, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan.
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Dr Hill is a clinical psychologist who works as a profiler for the National Home Office, and frequently Bradfield police; he specialises in repeat violent offenders, and has come into contact with a number of serial killers throughout his turbulent career. He suffers from developmental coordination disorder and has poor social skills, stemming partly from a childhood of emotional abuse. He is often accompanied on his investigations by Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan, with whom he has a complicated relationship that takes on a personal as well as professional capacity. However, he avoids entering into a romantic relationship with her partly due to his issues with erectile dysfunction impotence. He is occasionally implied as having a difficult relationship with his mother, an emotionally detached businesswoman who bore her son while she was still young and unmarried, at a time when such a thing was considered scandalous. It is also revealed in Beneath The Bleeding that his grandmother used to shut him in a cupboard for long periods of time whenever he irritated her or did something wrong. Additionally, both his mother and grandmother used beatings as punishment for unintended childhood misdemeanors - when really, it appears that his grandmother's exception could be attributed to Tony's birth out of wedlock rather than justifiable instances of wrongdoing, and his mother resented his presence in her life.
Tony Hill. McDermid comes from a working-class family in Fife. She studied English at St Hilda's College, Oxford ,  where she was the first student to be admitted from a Scottish state school. After graduation she became a journalist and worked briefly as a dramatist. McDermid was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Sunderland in McDermid has stated that Jacko Vance, a TV celebrity with a secret lust for torture, murder and under-age girls, who was featured in the Wire in the Blood and two later books, is based on her direct personal experience of interviewing Jimmy Savile. McDermid considers her work to be part of the " Tartan Noir " Scottish crime fiction genre.