The Mermaids Singing: Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Series, Book 1

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Another body has been found. The fourth. Now even the most reluctant members of the Bradfield police department have to admit they have a serial killer on their hands. A sicko.All the victims have been young men, their naked bodies broken and battered. All have been tortured.Detective Inspector Carol Jordan has been working around the clock, teamed with criminologist Dr. Tony Hill. While Jordan is hunting for clues, Hill is composing a psychological profile of the murderer. The puzzle he is piecing together is very detailed - and very disturbing.According to Hill, "Handy Andy," as they've dubbed the killer, considers the murders sheer perfection - each one meticulously planned and flawlessly executed. "Andy" is too good to leave clues and too smart to get caught. This killer is searching for something far more insidious than revenge or justice - it's a way to showcase skills. And the skills on display are murder and torture.But Tony Hill's profile of the killer is grounded in several basic assumptions - and if even one is off, the consequences could be fatal.
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This was the summer he discovered what he wanted—at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.

The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim.

A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage—or the power—to stop it...

The Mermaids Singing is a chilling and taut psychological mystery from Val McDermid.

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