Broken Ground

Broken Ground Internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is one of our finest crime writers and her gripping masterfully plotted novels have garnered millions of readers from around the globe In Broken Gr

  • Title: Broken Ground
  • Author: Val McDermid
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  • Internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is one of our finest crime writers, and her gripping, masterfully plotted novels have garnered millions of readers from around the globe In Broken Ground, cold case detective Karen Pirie faces her hardest challenge yet.Six feet under in a Highland peat bog lies Alice Somerville s inheritance, buried by her grandfather at the Internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is one of our finest crime writers, and her gripping, masterfully plotted novels have garnered millions of readers from around the globe In Broken Ground, cold case detective Karen Pirie faces her hardest challenge yet.Six feet under in a Highland peat bog lies Alice Somerville s inheritance, buried by her grandfather at the end of World War II But when Alice finally uncovers it, she finds an unwanted surprise a body with a bullet hole between the eyes Meanwhile, DCI Pirie is called in to unravel a case where nothing is quite as it seems And as she gets closer to the truth, it becomes clear that not everyone shares her desire for justice Or even the idea of what justice is.An engrossing, twisty thriller, Broken Ground reaffirms Val McDermid s place as one of the best crime writers of her generation Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 432 pages Published December 4th 2018 by Atlantic Monthly Press first published August 23rd 2018 More Details Original Title Broken Ground ISBN 0802129129 ISBN13 9780802129123 Series Inspector Karen Pirie 5 Other Editions 9 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, pleas

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    • Val McDermid

      Val McDermid is a No 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cart Val McDermid is a No 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010 In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh

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    • Slow burn multilayered mystery about the search for buried treasure that leads to the unearthing of a body left behind from a crime committed long ago.While this is book 5 in the series, it can be read as a standalone Three crimes are the focus of Broken Ground a buried body, a rape case, and a murder all of which DCI Karen Pirie, head of the Historic Cases Unit in Scotland, very busy Karen is still in mourning for Phil, her former boyfriend who was killed on the job She and her colleag [...]


    • A Gripping and Atmospheric ThrillerBroken Ground is a police procedural set in Scotland and the fifth book in the Karen Pirie series Despite being the fifth book of the series, readers will not have any problem picking up on the main characters or understanding the story It is absolutely not necessary to read the other books to enjoy this novel.This is third thriller set in Scotland that I have read this year and I am now convinced that all great thrillers are set in Scotland.The plot is uniqu A [...]


    • How have I made it all these years without reading Val McDermid This is book five of the Karen Pirie series and it s just one of several series she s written Well, I m happy I finally rectified this problem And it was easy to jump right in to this series We are given enough background to feel comfortable with not only the main character but her DC, Jason the Mint Murray, as well This is an extremely fast moving book DCI Karen Pirie manages the Historic Case Unit She s got a new boss and How have [...]


    • I am such a huge fan of Val McDermid and always look forward to her new releases If you are like me, you will be excited to know that Broken Ground, her latest in the Karen Pirie series will be released in the US this month Alice Sommerville s inheritance is lying at the bottom of a peat bog However, she gets than she bargained for when the retrieval specialists discover a body with a bullet hole Pirie, who is back after a leave, is now working cold case files and is assigned to the cas I am suc [...]


    • Broken Ground by Val McDermid will not disappoint those who will decide to spend several hours with this book The author, who has written over thirty novels, uses the recipe which always works with lovers of the genre a mystery going back WW2 blended together with the descriptions of stunning landscapes of Scotland and characters who show both their strengths and weaknesses Karen Pirie, in charge of Historic Cases Unit, tries to solve the case of a body found accidentally in a peat bog I hav Bro [...]


    • EXCERPT What appeared to be a crude sculpture of a motorbike had been propped upright on one side of the hole, looking like a potential entrant for the Turner prize Beside it, his torso twisted at the waist, making an awkward angle to his legs, lay their victim The peat had stained his skin the color of weak coffee, but apart from that, he was as perfectly preserved as a shop window mannequin ABOUT THIS BOOK Alice Somerville s inheritance lies six feet under in a Highland peat bog a pair EXCERPT [...]


    • With her 32nd novel, Val McDermid continues a long winning streak of first rate Scottish crime fiction Cold case detective Karen Pirie is called to a remote Highland peat bog where two well preserved vintage motorcycles were found, along with a dead body Pirie investigates, with the help of The Mint, but is targeted and sabotaged by her new boss Dog Biscuit and her lapdog McCartney Such great nicknames One of the things I appreciate most about McDermid is her accurate descriptions of f With her [...]


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