Report for Murder & Common Murder
In one volume, the first two mysteries featuring a journalist who investigates murder, from the Diamond Dagger winner known as “Britain’s Queen of Crime” (The Times).
From the Edgar Award-nominated author of the DCI Karen Pirie series, this two-in-one volume includes:
Report for Murder
Self-proclaimed cynical socialist-lesbian-feminist and freelance journalist Lindsay Gordon is strapped for cash. Why else would she agree to cover a fund-raising gala at a girls’ public school? But when the star attraction is found garroted with her own cello string moments before she is due on stage, Lindsay finds herself investigating a vicious murder.
“A timeless mystery, well-plotted with crisp dialogue and solid characterization.”―Orlando Sun-Sentinel
When her former lover is accused of murder—at a women’s peace protest, no less—Lindsay must bring all of her expertise as an investigative reporter into play—and uncovers a truth even she can scarcely believe.
“McDermid’s snappy, often comic prose keeps the story humming.”―Publishers Weekly