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Report for Murder (Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 1)
Report for Murder (Lindsay Gordon Crime Series, Book 1) | V. L. McDermid
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The first novel in the Lindsay Gordon series a gripping and thrilling page-turner, starring a self-proclaimed cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist from the number one bestseller Val McDermid.
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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I was a bit sceptical about this series. I've read mostly all McDermid's other books but found that I didn't always like her earlier works. So I went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised! I quite like the obnoxious Lindsay Gordon. Not in a hurry to read the next, but I will get around to it eventually.

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Andrew65 I read this many years ago, but another series I have not got back to. Love the Tony Hill / Carol Jordan series. 1w
Enchanted_Bibliophile I'm also a BIG Tony/Carol fan.
And the cold cases of Karen Pirie.
But I didn't like PI Kate Brannigan that much so that's why I was a bit skeptical about this one. I promised myself to first try Lindsay before I read her new (Allie Burns) books.
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TheSpineView Fantastic! 7d
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An oldie but goodie. I remember buying this years ago when searching for crime fiction with lesbian protagonists. Lindsay‘s sexuality isn‘t something she wrestles with, she‘s just a gay lady. I found that so refreshing particularly given the fact this was written in 1987 and I was all of 10 years old. 😂 Reads a bit like a cozy mystery. #SeriesRead2021 #StartASeries

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover!! 14mo
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emtobiasz
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HaveI mentioned how much I dislike amateur detectives in fiction? I had hoped Lindsay Gordon, “cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist” would supersede this, but alas, she was just as meddling and bumbling as most. There‘s a lot of characterization though monologue as well, and I never connected with Lindsay— maybe if narration had been in first person... I was in the mood for a mystery so I found it compelling enough to finish, but barely.

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Picked up this next read at the library book sale last week. I haven‘t been reading many mysteries lately, and I‘ve never tried Val McDermid, but it only took the first sentence of the back cover for me to add it to my stack. I think I need a cynical socialist lesbian feminist journalist at the moment.

KathyWheeler I love her Wire in the Blood series with Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, but they are the only McDermid books I‘ve read. 3y
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@Jennifer3 MORE?!?!! #summerbookswap love!!! Thank you *ever* so much! 😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍📚📚 #mysteries #mystery

Crazeedi Is this a good series? I've read a different series by author 4y
suzisteffen @Crazeedi I haven't read them yet, but I've had them extremely recommended to me by mystery fans from the UK, so I'm excited to read them. 😀 4y
KathyWheeler I‘ve read the Wire in the Blood series but didn‘t even know about this one. 4y
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suzisteffen @KathyWheeler I believe this was an earlier one and is being made into a TV series? 4y
KathyWheeler @suzisteffen The Lindsay Gordon one is earlier? Wire in the Blood was made into a really good tv series. I saw the show first and only found out later that it was based on some books. 4y
suzisteffen @KathyWheeler I am saying this based on something someone else told me so I guess I could look it up, LOL. 4y
KathyWheeler @suzisteffen 😄 I could too.😊 4y
Crazeedi @KathyWheeler that's the one I've read, didn't know this one 4y
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Minervasbutler
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First Val McDermid book starring lesbian feminist investigative reporter Lindsay Gordon Report For Murder. I love her latest stuff and this was fun but clearly she was still learning her craft. Both her writing and her plotting improve enormously in later books- the idea that the headmistress of a posh girls school would authorise an independent investigation into a murder on school premises defies believe. Recommended to hardcore fans only.

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Starting from the beginning with Val McDermid tonight

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whatthelog
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gaming4justice Sounds like it will be a very good, fast paced, suspenseful read! Go #diversedetectives ! 6y
WOCreads Yay happy reading!! I need to read her stuff!📚 6y
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