The Resource The skeleton road, Val McDermid

The skeleton road, Val McDermid

Label
The skeleton road
Title
The skeleton road
Statement of responsibility
Val McDermid
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the centre of historic Edinburgh, builders are preparing to convert a disused Victorian Gothic building into luxury flats. They are understandably surprised to find skeletal remains hidden in a high pinnacle that hasn't been touched by maintenance for years. But who do the bones belong to, and how did they get there? Could the eccentric British pastime of free climbing the outside of buildings play a role? Enter cold case detective Karen Pirie, who gets to work trying to establish the corpse's identity. And when it turns out that the bones may be from as far away as former Yugoslavia, Karen will need to dig deeper than she ever imagined into the tragic history of the Balkans: to war crimes and their consequences, and ultimately to the notion of what justice is and who serves it
Member of
Summary
In Edinburgh, builders find skeletal remains in a Gothic building and cold case detective Karen Pirie is called in to investigate. She discovers that the case is linked back to the history of the Balkans and to war crimes.
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Storyline
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10385407
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDermid, Val
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Karen Pirie novels
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Women detectives
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The skeleton road, Val McDermid
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
18189831
Isbn
9781408704585
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The skeleton road, Val McDermid
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
18189831
Isbn
9781408704585
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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