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Broken Ground

(2018)
(The fifth book in the Karen Pirie series)
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'A compulsively readable tale'Irish Times
'Another stellar read from McDermid, and further evidence thather "Queen of Crime" status will not be challenged'Scotsman

'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here . . .'

When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems.

It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own . . .

Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet
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Praise for Queen of Crime Val McDermid:

'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail

'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get'Sunday Express

'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review

'McDermid remains unrivalled'Observer

'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Val McDermid seamlessly weaves multiple mysteries, modern forensics, and old grudges into one story that practically trembles from the narrative tension. Broken Ground is another smart procedural from an expert of the form." - Kristen Lepionka


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Used availability for Val McDermid's Broken Ground

Hardback Editions

April 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: Broken Ground
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4448-4057-6 / 978-1-4448-4057-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Broken Ground: A Karen Pirie Novel (Inspector Karen Pirie Mysteries (5))
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-8021-2912-9 / 978-0-8021-2912-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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August 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Broken Ground (Karen Pirie)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4087-0935-X / 978-1-4087-0935-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Broken Ground: A Karen Pirie Novel (Inspector Karen Pirie Mysteries (5))
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-8021-4774-7 / 978-0-8021-4774-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Broken Ground (Karen Pirie)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7515-6825-2 / 978-0-7515-6825-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Broken Ground (Karen Pirie)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7515-7545-3 / 978-0-7515-7545-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Broken Ground (Karen Pirie)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4087-0936-8 / 978-1-4087-0936-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Broken Ground
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


December 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Broken Ground
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Broken Ground (Karen Pirie)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-5288-1859-8 / 978-1-5288-1859-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Broken Ground: Karen Pirie, Book 5
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Broken Ground: Karen Pirie, Book 5
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Broken Ground: Karen Pirie, Book 5
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Broken Ground (Karen Pirie Books Book 5)
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Broken Ground (Karen Pirie)
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU