Fever of the Bone
By Val McDermid
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061986482, 512pp.)
Publication Date: September 2010
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He is psychologist and criminal profiler Dr. Tony Hills worst nightmarea killer driven by the most perverted hungers and unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer with a long shopping list of victims who leaves no trail. The murder-mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own, but Hill quickly realizes that its just the beginning of a chilling campaign targeting an apparently unconnected group of young peoplevictims that the monster has been grooming through a social networking site.
It is a case that is reawakening ghosts of Tony Hills past. And the longer it takes to uncover a motive and a maniac, the more innocent youth will die.
VAL McDERMID is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty crime novels. She has won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; her novels have been selected as New York Times Notable Books and have been Edgar Award finalists. She was the 2010 recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Crime Writing. More than 10 million copies of her books have been sold around the world. She lives in the north of England. Visit her website at www.valmcdermid.com.