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on 3 July 2000
There is a quantum leap between 'Common Murder' the second book and this one. I don't know what changed but something certainly did. This book has the glimmerings of the promise that would come to fruition in Mermaid's Singing. The plot is far more congruent and complex, with a very nice twist. I'd recommend it as probably the best of the 5.
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on 19 March 1997
Reporter Lindsay Gordon learns the hard way that you can never go home again. When she returns to Glasgow after staying away for awhile due to the political repercussions from her previous investigation (see COMMON MURDER, a very good novel), she quickly finds out that her lover Cordelia Brown has found someone else, Claire Ogilvie. Lindsay's former lover, journalist Alison Maxwell, is dead, allegedly killed by one of Claire's former mates, Jackie Mitchell, who has been convicted of the crime. This may sound like "who's on first", but it is more lucid in the novel.
.... .. 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.

......Harriet Klausner
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VINE VOICEon 24 June 2000
I recommend buying the five schoolgirl detective "Lindsay Gordon" books and the five Manchester private eye "Kate Brannigan" mysteries, then reading them chronologically. You will then benefit from the continuing storylines of the main characters as well as seeing how the modern thriller-writing skills of Ms McDermid developed.
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VINE VOICEon 8 July 2006
This is the third Lindsay Gordon mystery and finds her returning from hiding in Italy after the drama in the second book.

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.
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on 8 March 2013
Bored...stopped reading it. FIrst few chapters did not engage me in the theme or the characters. Others beckoned that were much more engaging.
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on 2 February 2013
Final Edition Lindsay seems caught between the devil and the deep sea, unable to do right for doing wrong in the fallout as friends and aquaintances seem to turn on each other as a former lover is murdered and her friend charged. The reader feels the frustration as Lindsay does and searching for the real culprit is a true whodunnit, even down to the final damming expose, and even that with an unexpected twist. The complicated relationships between the characters seems confusing at first but thankfully all play their part well.
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on 22 February 2009
I am a fan of Val McDermid and I am reading the Lindsay Gordon mysteries.
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.

Rachel Strike
47 Ardington Road
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on 17 December 2012
Well written and fast paced,..a pleasure to read such excellent prose. Not as tightly plotted as her later work, but a well worthwhile read. Thanks to Val for her work.
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on 12 April 2013
Again lesbian characters which seems to be the recurring theme for McDermids early books, not always necessary. A few male characters that are not all vad would be good
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on 22 June 2013
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.
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