- Publisher: St Martins Pr (April 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312054874
- ISBN-13: 978-0312054878
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14.7 x 2.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,421,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Open and Shut Hardcover – Apr 1991
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‘A single-malt Scots pleasure, Lindsay Gordon will only get better as she ages.’ Laurie R. King
'Move over Morse … a refreshing detective story' New Woman
‘Witty and corrosively unsentimental’ She
‘This taut story exploring the limits of friendship is well worth reading’ Publishers Weekly
‘A treat… gripping until the very last page’ Pink Paper--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years, spending the last three as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. She is now a full-time writer and lives in South Manchester.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
.... .. Claire has chutzpa as she asks Lindsay to investigate Alison's death because she believes that Jackie is innocent and wants new information for the appeal. Lindsay decides to look into the case for her own personal reasons. As Lindsay digs deep into the life of Alison, she realizes two startling facts about her swinging lifestyle. Alison had numerous lovers and wannabe lovers, and the case is much deeper than a simple murder. It leads to blackmail, prostitution, and espionage involving stolen classified government documents. If Lindsay is not careful where Alison's threads take her to, she may find herself as the next victim.
.... .. DEADLINE FOR MURDER is an exhilarating mystery novel that has numerous interesting characters, not the least being Lindsay. The story line is like the beginning of a roller coaster as it starts slowly up the incline and suddenly takes off at warp speed. Though the ardent feminism may turn off some readers, it really should not stop most mystery fans from enjoying a good book. Val McDermid, author of the Kate Brannigan series, is clearly in her element with this fabulous feminist mystery.
She finds that life hasn't stopped while she was away and a lot has happened. Cordelia has moved on after giving up on her return, a former lover has been killed and a friend accused of the crime.
She is asked to help prove her friend is innocent which as always gets her caught in a lot of tight spots. It turns out a lot of people had reasons to kill her former lover including a few of her own friends.
Lots of twists and turns to keep you on your toes and once again Ms Mcdermid doesn't shy away from the personal lives of her characters and their emotions.
Lindsay finds love again but not before she finds out about the deep dark secrets her friends hide.
A good read in the series with a well written, good and realistic ending.
I have just reading "Final Edition" and so far I think to be the best of the Lindsay Gordon series. I am not used to reviewing books, but I really liked the story. I am really sure that Val McDermid must write more Lindsay Gordon/Kate Brannigan books as they are among her best.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not one of Val McDermids better books. Speedy delivery though so thanks.Published 12 months ago by Haze
Great read never disappointed with Val !! Keeps you entered all the way to the end ,never a dull moment.Published on 19 Dec. 2013 by Mark Hill
It was ok - not one of her best. Lindsay tries so hard to please her lovers, until she becomes unfaithful, as she seems to do quite a lot. The plot was good.Published on 22 Jun. 2013 by Lesley Gauld
Another good read but not happy with condition as it was sold as "very good condition" and it was not. So disappointed in that respectPublished on 2 Jun. 2013 by John Leishman