Clean Break by Val McDermid
© 2002-2017
Mystery Series
Set in Italy


Donna Leon
Andrea Camilleri
Michael Dibdin
Timothy Williams
Magdalen Nabb
Grace Brophy
Massimo Carlotto
Gianrico Carofiglio
Carlo Lucarelli
Timothy Holme
Iain Pears
Edward Sklepowich
Marshall Browne
David Hewson
Simon Buck
Aaron Elkins

Set in England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland
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Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community and attended Oxford University. She worked as a journalist in Scotland for 14 years, becoming National Bureau Chief of a major national Sunday tabloid. She quit journalism in 1991 and has since become a full-time writer. She is creator of both the Lindsay Gordon and the Kate Brannigan mystery series.

Val McDermid

The Kate Brannigan Mystery Series

Clean Break

JACKET NOTES:  When a precious impressionist Monet painting is nicked from a posh British estate where Kate Brannigan arranged the security, the tough-talking PI is right on the job to get it back.For Kate, whose sources extend from Manchester's seedy crime world to its elite online computer hackers, finding the thief is a cinch. But staying out of harm's way as she chases afer stolen art is anything but. In the meantime, Kate is also hired by the Kerrchern company to track down an industrial saboteur who is dosing its top-selling cleanser with cyanide. As the dead keep dropping, Kate's professional reputation is on the line and so is her long-term romance. But she refuses to give up and insists on doing things her way, no matter what--whether there's hell to pay or simply a long stint in the slammer.
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