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I think two recommendations from people whose opinions I mmcdermid is enough to convince me, so I bought the book on Amazon and started reading it as soon as it arrived. Here is a good police procedural, moving along at a nice pace with good character development and an interesting story Jan 05, Rick Soper rated it it was amazing.

A Place of Execution

In the first section, set in the early s, a teenage girl disappears from off small English village and the police investigate. In real life between July and October five children went missing and later four of them were discovered in shallow graves in Saddleworth Moor.

Return to Book Page. We may not know what he buys when he goes shopping or what record he plays when he gets home all fine and good for Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banksbut what we do see is what a detective is like in the middle of a mind-numbing case– and he’s not a man you want to have dinner with. Explore the Exeuction Gift Guide.


Heathcote, who’s shocked and bewildered, decides she has ececution know what’s going on Harpercollins; Reissue edition Language: In an out of the way village of Scardale a 13 year old girl has gone missing.

Now this is what I call a mystery. She hasn’t come back since.

Jump forward 35 years and the author weaves a further tale that will hold you captive. Weeks go by with little progress, and Bennett – whose wife is pregnant with their first child – feels terrible for Alison’s mother. Over many months, Heathcote finishes her research and writes the book. It will give you a good picture of the English justice system, but there is more than one form of justice.

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This book could easily have been half as long. Vsl worked well together, respected each other and a friendship was formed overtime. Just read this again. I found the characters intriguing and enjoyed This book made me late to my office almost every day of the 3 days plxce took to read excution.

She fully captured the sense of time almost too much so with her never-ending references to tea and cigarette usageand the sense of desperation, anguish and helplessness that would come to any parent of a m Rating Clarification: Recommended for fans of contemporary crime fiction. The villagers shun strangers and drive out ‘wrong-uns’ Val McDermid does a wonderful job of telling the story. So what do you do at that point?

Rereading it was a treat. Customers who bought this item also bought. Book 2 is where we get the real story, and what a story it is.


George Bennett becomes obsessed with this mystery. A Place of Execution is a very appropriate title for this book, and Val McDermid is an accomplished executioner. These unfortunate murders were dubbed the Moors Murders and the world, for a brief time, became enthralled and at the same time horrified.

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Author McDermid takes this true life case and weaves her story into such a compelling tale of unanswered questions, piles of red herrings and an ending that will honestly knock the air out of even a seasoned mystery-lover. This book has been in my TBR group since at least LOL My one quibble: Catherine Heathcote is a journalist writing a book about a year-old mystery.

The advantage in re-reading the novel after such a long break is that I had forgotten a lot of details of the plot, so it almost felt like a first time read. It was written with no particular style, with characters who all sounded alike.

If all the references were taken out, the book would have been shorter. English Choose a language for shopping.

From the outset, the investigation proves to be very difficult, full of dead ends and dark corners.