Item description for Crack Down: A Kate Brannigan Mystery by Val McDermid...
"Plot, characterization, pace are all first-rate, and the bouncy Brannigan is one of the most likeable of all today's PIs."-The Sunday Telegraph (London)
Kate Brannigan finds herself dragged into a world of drug traffickers, child pornographers, and violent gangland enforcers, bringing her face to face with death in the most terrifying investigation of her career.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Bloody Brits Press
ISBN 1932859209 ISBN13 9781932859201
Availability 0 units.
More About Val McDermid
Val McDermid grew up in Kirkcaldy on the east coast of Scotland, 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. Now a full-time writer, she divides her time between Manchester and Northumberland.
Reviews - What do customers think about Crack Down: A Kate Brannigan Mystery?
Learning the trade Feb 3, 2006
Before she wrote her magnificent books like "Place of an Execution" and "Distant Echo",Val Mcdermid was learning her trade with PI novels.This is a very solid story,interesting and witty,with well drawn characters. Even so,I much prefer her later books and nowdays never miss any of her books.
Put this one on your list. May 27, 2000
Kate is a tough PI, and not completely likeable. Richard, the boyfriend, is a marijuana smoking rock journalist and a wuss - I can't work out what she sees in him.
Somewhat surprisingly, together they attempt to crack a complicated fraud concerning car loans. When the car they have "bought" goes missing and later turns up with a lot of drugs in the boot, hell breaks loose and Richard ends up in prison.
Before Kate can get Richard out of prison, she gets a taste of the gritty reality of life for the poor and powerless in Britain.
Try this one - you won't be disappointed.
It doesn't get better than this! Apr 3, 2000
Crack Down is the 4th of the Kate Brannigan books I have read and by far the best. So many twists and turns, you never quite know what to expect. If you have read any of the other books starring Brannigan, you will not be disappointed. Val McDermid continues to entertain, thrill, excite and enchant with this wonderful tale of intrigue. Definitely the best yet.