Beneath the Bleeding

by Val McDermid | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9781554680795 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggypsysmomwing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 3/24/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Tuesday, March 24, 2009
There was a discussion about Val McDermid on the Book Talk forum the other day and I realized that, although she is an author I admire, I hadn't read many of her books. I decided to remedy that when I was spending the McNally Robinson gift card my niece gave my husband and I for Christmas. This is another Tony Hill and Carol Jordan mystery.

Journal Entry 2 by winggypsysmomwing at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Friday, January 18, 2019
I haven't read nearly enough Val McDermid books. This is only the second one of the Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series and she has a number of other series out. I have seen the TV series made from these books though it was long enough ago that I did not remember any of the plot details. I must try to find others because I was absolutely caught up in the mystery.

Dr. Tony Hill is in hospital for most of the book. One of the inmates at the mental institution where he works got loose, got his hands on a fire axe and took a swing at Tony's knee (I'm wincing even as I write this because it sounds so painful.) DCI Carol Jordan, Tony's tenant, friend and colleague, didn't find out about it until she got into work on Monday, a few days later. She immediately goes to see him and has to bypass a large number of football fans who are outside the hospital because the star of the local football team is very ill. Soon Carol and Tony will learn that the player has been poisoned by ricin and there is a murder to be investigated. Even from his hospital bed Tony provides valuable clues although Carol doesn't always heed them. When a bomb explodes in the stadium while a game is on it looks like there is also a terrorist threat. One of the uninjured who helps rescue people from the wreckage is a former police officer. Then he collapses and the same doctor that recognized the ricin poisoning realizes that he has also been poisoned. With multiple poisonings on hand, not to mention the thirty-five dead in the bomb blast, life is hectic for Carol and her team. Sometimes no-one can follow up on Tony's hunches and he has to get out of the hospital and check for himself. Ouch again!

At almost 500 pages this is no lightweight book but it was tremendously satisfying.

Journal Entry 3 by winggypsysmomwing at Second Cup – Graham & Edmonton in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, January 19, 2019

Released 4 wks ago (1/19/2019 UTC) at Second Cup – Graham & Edmonton in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I am taking this book to the Winnipeg BookCrossers Dead of Winter meetup. If no-one claims it then it will be left on the OBCZ shelf. This release is for the Oldest TBR Read and Release Challenge.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingwinnipegobczwing at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, January 21, 2019
This book is currently sitting on the Winnipeg Official Bookcrossing Zone bookshelf in Second Cup, 254 Edmonton St., Winnipeg MB.

It is waiting there for a new reader to take home, read, and release back into the wild!


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