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A place of execution, Val McDermid

Label
A place of execution
Title
A place of execution
Statement of responsibility
Val McDermid
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezing day in December, another child goes missing: thirteen-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from the isolated Derbyshire hamlet of Scardale, a small-inward-looking community which has little contact with the outside world. For the young George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case: a murder with no body, an investigation with more dead ends and closed faces than he'd have found in the anonymity of the inner city, an outcome which reverberates down the years. Decades later he finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when the book is poised for publication, Bennett unaccountably tries to pull the plug. He has new information which he refuses to divulge, new information that threatens the very foundations of his existence. Catherine is forced to reinvestigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down
Summary
Police Inspector George Bennet, who investigated the never-solved disappearance of thirteen-year-old Alison Carter from her cloistered village decades ago, finds shattering new evidence, leading writer Catherine Heathcote to investigate further
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Dilys Award, 2001.
  • Anthony Award for Best Novel, 2001.
  • Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel, 2001.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Mysteries, 2000
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044218
Cataloging source
SALS
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McDermid, Val
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Police
  • Women journalists
  • Deception
  • Missing children
  • Abduction
Target audience
adult
Label
A place of execution, Val McDermid
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: London : HarperCollins, 1999
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000045782669
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9780007344666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)632073502
Label
A place of execution, Val McDermid
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: London : HarperCollins, 1999
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000045782669
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9780007344666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)632073502

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