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The Skeleton Road

(2014)
(The third book in the Karen Pirie series)
A novel by

 
 
Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid is one of the most dependable professionals in the mystery and thriller business, whose acutely suspenseful, seamlessly plotted novels have riveted millions of readers worldwide. In The Skeleton Road, she delivers a gripping standalone novel about a cold case that links back to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s.

In the center of historic Edinburgh, builders are preparing to demolish a disused Victorian Gothic building. They are understandably surprised to find skeletal remains hidden in a high pinnacle that hasn't been touched by maintenance for years. Who do the bones belong to, and how did they get there? Could the eccentric British pastime of free climbing the outside of buildings play a role? Enter cold case detective Karen Pirie, who gets to work trying to establish the corpse's identity. And when it turns out the bones may be from as far away as former Yugoslavia, Karen will need to dig deeper than she ever imagined into the tragic history of the Balkans: to war crimes and their consequences, and ultimately to the notion of what justice is and who serves it.

The Skeleton Road is an edge-of-your-seat, unforgettable read from one of our finest crime writers.

Genre: Mystery

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October 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4448-2566-6 / 978-1-4448-2566-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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December 2014 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4434-3129-X / 978-1-4434-3129-3 (Canada edition)
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December 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-8021-2309-0 / 978-0-8021-2309-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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September 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4087-0457-9 / 978-1-4087-0457-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-8021-2421-6 / 978-0-8021-2421-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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October 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4434-3131-1 / 978-1-4434-3131-6 (Canada edition)
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton Road (Karen Pirie)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7515-5128-7 / 978-0-7515-5128-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton Road (Karen Pirie)
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7515-5847-8 / 978-0-7515-5847-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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December 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4434-3130-3 / 978-1-4434-3130-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-4087-0458-7 / 978-1-4087-0458-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Skeleton Road, The
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-5113-2585-2 / 978-1-5113-2585-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
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February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 1-5012-6046-4 / 978-1-5012-6046-9 (USA edition)
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December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Skeleton Road
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November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
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November 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Skeleton Road
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2001 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Skeleton Road (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Val McDermid, Cathleen McCarron
ISBN: 1-4712-7322-9 / 978-1-4712-7322-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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December 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Skeleton Road
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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December 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Skeleton Road
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September 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Skeleton Road (Karen Pirie Book 3)
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Sphere
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