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Deadline for Murder: The Third Lindsay Gordon Mystery (Kate Brannigan Mysteries) Paperback – April 1, 1997


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  • Series: Kate Brannigan Mysteries
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: LPC Group; 2 edition (April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883523176
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883523176
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,805,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This mystery, part of the popular Lindsay Gordon series, is set in Glasgow, Scotland. Author Val McDermid, who grew up in a Scottish mining community, captures the sharp, colorful dialects of characters who live in newly renovated yuppie flats, low rent dives, and everything in between. On her way to solve the mystery of one friend's murder and another's conviction for the same, scrappy, soft-hearted journalist Lindsay Gordon learns a thing or two she didn't expect--or want-- to learn about the complications of lesbian love.

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This intriguing second novel by the author of Report for Murder again casts lesbian Scottish journalist Lindsay Gordon. Lindsay is living temporarily in Italy when fellow writer Alison Maxwell is found strangled in Glasgow and the victim's ex-lover, journalist Jackie Mitchell, is convicted of the crime. On Lindsay's return to Scotland, Jackie's friends, including Lindsay's last lover, Cordelia Brown, and Cordelia's new mate, Claire Ogilvie, ask Lindsay to look into the murder. Lindsay agrees even though she hasn't recovered from her breakup with Cordelia, a recovery made harder when she reads Cordelia's new book and realizes how much excellent work her friend accomplished on the heels of her departure. She is even more daunted in her investigation when she discovers how Alison used and abused friendships. After Lindsay finds and decodes Alison's secret diary of sexual conquests--both male and female--she realizes that not only Jackie but many people probably wanted Alison dead. Only a thorough search through Alison's letters allow Lindsay and her new lover, Sophie, to solve the case. While the depiction of lesbian relationships may not appeal to some, this taut story exploring the limits of friendship is well worth reading.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "kathrynlively" on February 29, 2000
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Veteran mystery writer Val McDermid, in this third installment of the Lindsay Gordon series, presents with care an intense potboiler where, regardless of the outcome, emotions are bound to explode. If Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone has a lesbian alter ego, Lindsay is it; her ability to keep her cool and her focus, especially during instances of innuendo when alone with her ex-love, is especially admirable.
Fans of the traditional "whodunit" will enjoy this tale of passion and deception--in more ways than one--and Lindsay's search to find the truth, even at the cost of a friendship. A smooth pace in action and dialogue moves the reader quickly through the 200-plus pages of Deadline for Murder, and keeps one entralled until Lindsay does meet that deadline.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Davidson on July 5, 2005
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Val McDermid can write and I'm always grateful for her lesbian characters who just happen to be lesbian rather than that being a plot device. Lately though her stuff has had a lot of gratuitous violence and in the last one a rape scene written to titillate - as if there weren't enough of those written by men. So it was great to find her older series with a more straight forward mystery, well plotted and with interesting characters. Highly recommended.
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By Jan Inglis on February 19, 2014
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I always find that Val McDermid stories are packed with plot and action! When I see her name I know I will enjoy the book.
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By K. Winkleman on February 15, 2014
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Another winner from the mind of Val McDermond. I loved the book and its twists and turns. Lyndsay remains true to herself and a stand up woman. I grew even fonder of the characters Val created. I await the next book from one of my favorite writers.
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By Lori on December 26, 2013
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Another great thriller with familiar and well loved characters . Lindsay Gordon has her own way of doing things itch spectacular results!
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