Crack Down

Crack Down

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`Crime writing of the very highest order ... Kate Brannigan has turned into the most interesting sleuthess around' The Times

There was only one reason Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan was prepared to let her boyfriend help out with the investigation into a car sales fraud - nothing bad could happen. But by now Kate should know that with Richard you have to expect the unexpected.

With the unexpected being Richard behind bars, Kate seems to be the obvious choice to look after his eight-year-old son - who proves even more troublesome than his father. Kate finds herself dragged into a world of drug traffickers, child pornographers, fraudsters and violent gangland enforcers... bringing her face to face with death in the most terrifying investigation of her career.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 20mm | 140.61g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 port.
  • 0006490085
  • 9780006490081
  • 101,597

Review quote

`Tough, funny and intensely topical. McDermid stands out as one of the few contemporary writers actually nourished by the here and now'
Literary Review

`Fast, fluently told story: Kate is as tough as Warshawski but less hung up on political correctness'
Daily Mail

`Kate Brannigan is wonderful'
Frances Fyfield
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About Val McDermid

Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community and 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. She is now a full-time writer and lives in South Manchester.
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Rating details

757 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 17% (125)
4 38% (286)
3 36% (276)
2 8% (59)
1 1% (11)
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