Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle New Album - Foo Fighters Shop now Shop now



There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 4 August 2014
I downloaded Cross and Burn but soon realised it carried on from Retribution which I hadn't read.

So I downloaded that and read both books back to back. Both were fantastic reads which I couldn't put down.

I haven't read the Tony Hill books, but have watched the series. However, you get more insight into the characters from the books so they will all be on my to read list.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 December 2014
Another one to keep you guessing as to who done it!
I like the Tony Hill books & have read them all only this time Tony is the suspect & working from his cell to help solve the case against him.
I look forward to the next one only problem books are read quicker than the author can write them.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 September 2017
NOT READ YET BUT I LOVE THESE BOOKS
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 21 February 2016
Brilliant book as always
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 30 November 2013
Yet another 'can't put down' read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and look forward to the next Tony/Carol installment. Bring it on.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 November 2015
Great book as always. Couldn't put it down. Would love another in the series.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 15 February 2015
Execellent
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 8 November 2013
Thank goodness they are back. Like being with old friends. Val McDermid is the best crime writer ever. Her descriptive passages are poetic, combined with superb, gritty story lines. More please, I would recommend this book and all her books to anyone who enjoys this genre.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 November 2013
Northern England has become a very scary place in several bestselling British crime writers' contemporary novels based on true events. David Peace's quartet which began with Nineteen Seventy Four (Red Riding Quartet, Book One) tells of police corruption set against a backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper murders that occurred between 1975 and 1980. Scottish crime writer Val McDermid explores the area...one she knows well... in her series of novels loosely grouped together as A WIRE IN THE BLOOD featuring hardboiled DCI Carol Jordan and eccentric psychological profiler Tony Hill. She bases her most infamous villain Jacko Vance on real-life Sir James Wilson Vincent Saville, an English television personality and charity fundraiser. A year after his death, Jimmy Saville was exposed as one of Britain's most prolific pedophiles and molester of underage girls; McDermid had interviewed Saville in 1977.

CROSS AND BURN is the eighth installment of the excellent Carol Jordan/Tony Hill series. At the end of the last disappointing installment The Retribution, this electrifying detective duo had severed both their personal and professional relationship. They are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives destroyed by Vance who had wreaked havoc after escaping from prison. Carol Jordan has resigned from the crack squad at Bradfield's Major Incident Team that she led and is gutting the restored barn where her brother Michael was slaughtered. Tony Hill is living on a houseboat after Vance burns the estate he inherited from his father that he had hoped to share with Carol.

This installment is narrated in part by Paula McIntyre, a former member of Jordan's MIT squad, now promoted to Detective Sergeant who becomes the chief interviewer for a recent case assigned to a new boss, DCI Alex Fielding. Two women, blonde hair, blue eyes, have been savagely beaten and murdered. Same haircut, similar height and build, professional women "who go to work suited up"...dead ringers for ex- DCI Carol Jordan. Paula enlists the help of her friend and profiler, Tony Hill, to find the killer. And looks up her old boss when DCI Fielding arrests a suspect whose DNA is found on the clothing of the first victim.

As Anthony "Tony" Valentine Hill languishes in jail as a major suspect, Paula searches for Carol Jordan. Will Jordan stop burning the bridges of their former relationship and come to Hill's aid?

A late night call to the best criminal defense attorney in Northern England and a Deep Throat meeting in a deserted city-centre car park begins an exciting search for the real killer using "old fashioned coppering with new fashioned methods." Several other members of Jordan's former squad are enlisted to help. And the fans of one Val McDermid are left with 130 pages of pure reading joy!

Welcome back...queen of crime Val McDermid
0Comment| 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 February 2014
The latest book shows Val McDermid's powers with her characterization, and sense of pace. Every scene draws the reader along into the charged and rich netherworld of her Bradfield: the interplay between Tony and Carol being the spine of this story. Strongly recommend this for all fans of crime fiction.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.


Need customer service? Click here

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)