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Stranded

(2004)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A new collection of short-stories from the leading contemporary crime-writer, with a foreword by Ian Rankin.

White nights of passion and revenge in St Petersburg. A bingo-hall tyrant trapped by masked intruders. The sleazy flipside of the international publishing scene. An author succumbing to the deadly lure of cybersex.

Stranded demonstrates yet again the scope of Val McDermid's imagination, her versatility as a stylist and her immense powers as a storyteller. As well as McDermid's popular series character, private eye Kate Brannigan, this diverse collection contains narrative voices, both female and male, from different continents and an eclectic range of backgrounds. McDermid has chosen the short-story form to probe not only the motivations of the criminal underworld but also the nature of crime itself, all the time playing with crime-writing and pushing it to its limits. There are even occasions where McDermid defies the genre altogether and the collection is framed by two stories that show a writer exploring fresh territory.

Grit, sex, glamour, intrigue and unexpected turns: Stranded is a showcase of trademark McDermid that will strike a few surprising chords amongst even her most devoted readers.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"There are stories here which will make you shudder, and which will linger long in the mind." - Ian Rankin


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Used availability for Val McDermid's Stranded

Hardback Editions

April 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Stranded
Author(s): V L McDermid
ISBN: 1-873226-76-4 / 978-1-873226-76-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flambard Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stranded: Short Stories
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7515-5129-5 / 978-0-7515-5129-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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June 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Stranded: Short Stories
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7515-6135-5 / 978-0-7515-6135-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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October 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Stranded
Author(s): V L McDermid
ISBN: 1-932859-11-X / 978-1-932859-11-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amble Press
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May 2005 : Paperback
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Title: [(Stranded)] [ By (author) V. L. McDermid, Foreword by Ian Rankin ] [May, 2005]
Author(s): V L McDermid
Publisher: Flambard Press
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April 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stranded
Author(s): V L McDermid
ISBN: 1-873226-74-8 / 978-1-873226-74-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flambard Press
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2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Stranded
Author(s): V L McDermid
ISBN: 1-4056-2165-6 / 978-1-4056-2165-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor Paragon
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Stranded
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7531-3457-8 / 978-0-7531-3457-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2005 : UK Audio CD

Title: Stranded
Author(s): Val McDermid
ISBN: 0-7531-2474-2 / 978-0-7531-2474-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Stranded: Short Stories
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Sphere
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February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Stranded
Author(s): Val McDermid
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA