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Stranded

Stranded

(2004)
A collection of stories by

 

"There are stories here which will make you shudder, and which will linger long in the mind. "
Ian Rankin


"One of my favorite authors, Val McDermid is an important writer - witty, never sentimental, taking us through mean streets with the dexterity of a Chandler." - Sara Paretsky

"Val McDermid is one of the bright lights of the mystery field." - The Washington Post

"There is no one in contemporary crime fiction who has managed to combine the visceral and the humane as well as Val McDermid. . . . She's the best we've got." - The New York Times Book Review

White nights of passion and revenge in St. Petersburg. A bingo hall tyrant trapped by masked intruders. The sleazy flipside of the international publishing scene. An author succumbing to the deadly lure of cybersex.

Stranded demonstrates yet again the scope of Val McDermid's imagination, her versatility as a stylist, and her immense powers as a storyteller. As well as McDermid's popular series character, PI Kate Brannigan, this diverse collection contains narrative voices, both female and male, from different continents and an eclectic range of backgrounds. McDermid has chosen the short story form to probe not only the motivations of the criminal underworld but also the nature of crime itself, all the time playing with crime-writing and pushing it to its limits. There are even occasions where McDermid defies the genre altogether. The collection is framed by two stories that show a writer exploring fresh territory.

Grit, sex, glamour, intrigue, and unexpected turns: Stranded is a showcase of trademark McDermid that will strike a few surprising chords amongst even her most devoted readers. Foreword by Sara Paretsky.

Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community and read English at Oxford University. After 16 years in journalism, she became a full-time writer in 1991. An international bestseller, she's written over 20 books.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

April 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: Stranded
Author(s): V. L. McDermid
ISBN: 1873226764 / 9781873226766 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flambard Press
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2005 : UK Hardback
Title: STRANDED LARGE PRINT
Author(s): V.L.MCDERMID
ISBN: 1405611782 / 9781405611787 (UK edition)
Publisher: CHIVERS LARGE PRINT
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Stranded: Short Stories
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0751561355 / 9780751561357 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Stranded: Short Stories
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0751551295 / 9780751551297 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Stranded
Author(s): V. L. McDermid
ISBN: 193285911X / 9781932859119 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amble Press
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Stranded
Author(s): V. L. McDermid
ISBN: 1873226748 / 9781873226742 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flambard Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Stranded
Author(s): V. L. McDermid
ISBN: 1405621656 / 9781405621656 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor Paragon
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

October 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Stranded
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0753134578 / 9780753134573 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2005 : UK Audio CD
Title: Stranded
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0753124742 / 9780753124741 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Stranded: Short Stories
Author(s): Val McDermid

Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   

 


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