Broken Ground: A Karen Pirie Novel (Hardcover)

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When Alice Somerville and her husband travel to a remote Scottish farm to retrieve an inheritance left buried at the end of WWII, they find more than they expected. Not only did they uncover two very rare military motorcycles, worth thousands, but a body shot between the eyes. Enter DCI Karen Pirie of Scotland’s Unsolved Crimes Unit. She’s the expert at unraveling aged and long cold cases and her work brings accolades to her department. But her dogged perseverance and unorthodox style often rankle her stodgy hierarchy. As she begins to peel back the story of the body in the bog, more than just the motorcycles are found to have been buried, revealing secrets that some locals had hoped never to revisit.  Val Mc Dermid is a master of the police procedural and always gives fascinating insider views of the Scottish legal system, as well as delicious descriptions of Edinburgh and environs. This latest addition to her Karen Pirie series is solid, intelligent and hugely entertaining. Not to be missed!

— From Susan

About the Author


Val McDermid's best-selling novels have won the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award, and the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger and Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding achievement. She is also a multiple finalist for the Edgar Award and author of the Edgar Nominee for Fact Crime Forensics.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802129123
ISBN-10: 0802129129
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date: December 4th, 2018
Pages: 432
Language: English