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Hostage to Murder

(2003)
(The sixth book in the Lindsay Gordon series)
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Hostage to Murder, the long-awaited sixth Lindsay Gordon mystery, is a lightning-paced story spliced with crackling action and an intense emotional dimension. Spraining an ankle is rarely a stroke of luck, but for Lindsay Gordon, jobless in Glasgow, the injury is her introduction to young freelance journalist Rory McLaren and the opening of a new chapter in her life. Rory's invitation to work alongside her in her booth at the Cafe Virginia is irresistible. From there it is just a short step to political corruption and other juicy stories -- all welcome distractions from Lindsay's problems at home, where her long-term lover Sophie has decided to heed the ticking of her biological clock and get pregnant. But when a local car-dealer's stepson is kidnapped, Lindsay and Rory are invited to trade journalism for detection. The trail leads them to St Petersburg and a dangerous snatch-back operation. It's a journey that brings a whole new dimension of risk into Lindsay's life. Back in Glasgow, it becomes clear that Lindsay and Rory have stumbled into a bigger, more violent piece of business than either of them could have guessed -- and one which will test Lindsay to her absolute limits.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Val McDermid's Hostage to Murder

Hardback Editions

November 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hostage to Murder
Author(s): V L McDermid
ISBN: 0-7531-6803-0 / 978-0-7531-6803-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis Large Print
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July 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: Hostage to Murder
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7043-5088-2 / 978-0-7043-5088-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hostage to Murder (Lindsay Gordon Pi)
Author(s): V L McDermid
ISBN: 1-883523-64-8 / 978-1-883523-64-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spinsters Ink Books
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hostage to Murder: A Lindsay Gordon Mystery (Lindsay Gordon Mystery Series)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-932859-02-0 / 978-1-932859-02-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bywater Books
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March 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hostage to Murder
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7531-6804-9 / 978-0-7531-6804-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
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October 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hostage to Murder (Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 6)
Author(s): V L McDermid
ISBN: 0-00-717349-0 / 978-0-00-717349-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

December 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Hostage to Murder (Lindsay Gordon Crime Series)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-5100-9911-5 / 978-1-5100-9911-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hostage to Murder: Lindsay Gordon, Book 6
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Avid Audiobooks
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December 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Hostage to Murder: Lindsay Gordon, Book 6
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Avid Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hostage to Murder: Lindsay Gordon, Book 6
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Avid Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hostage to Murder
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hostage to Murder
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Hostage to Murder
Author(s): V L McDermid
ISBN: 0-7531-1801-7 / 978-0-7531-1801-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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March 2004 : UK Audio CD

Title: Hostage to Murder
Author(s): V L McDermid
ISBN: 0-7531-2298-7 / 978-0-7531-2298-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2008 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hostage to Murder (Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 6)
Author(s): V L McDermid
Publisher: HarperCollins
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