Hostage to Murder

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 team up with her 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. But when a local car-dealer’s stepson is kidnapped, Lindsay and Rory trade journalism for detection. The trail leads them to St Petersburg and a dangerous snatch-back operation that will test Lindsay to her absolute limits.
Hostage to Murder, the long-awaited sixth Lindsay Gordon mystery, is a lightning-paced story spliced with crackling action and an intense emotional dimension. Best-selling crime writer V.L. McDermid, winner of numerous awards including the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger, is writing at the top of her form.


“This is the Val McDermid we know and love … without doubt, this is the book the long-time fans have been waiting for… vintage McDermid in Lindsay Gordon mode.” Diva