Praise for Trick of the Dark “A brutally clever story” —Daily Mirror “An outstanding page-turner” —Daily Record “It is impossible to resist a brilliantly paced narrative . . . Trick of the Dark stands head and shoulders above the latest Scandinavian crimewriters.” —The London Times When Charlie Flint is sent a mysterious package of newspaper clippings about a brutal murder, it instantly grabs her attention. The murder occurred on the grounds of her old Oxford college—a groom battered to death just hours after his wedding. As his bride and wedding guests sipped champagne, his alleged killers were slipping his bloodstained body into the river. Charlie doesn’t know who sent the package, or why, yet she can’t get the crime out of her head. But it’s not the best time for Charlie. Her career is in ruins. Pilloried by the press, under investigation by her peers, she’s barred from the profiling work she loves. Charlie understands that this may be her last chance at redemption. But as Charlie digs into the past and its trail of bodies she starts to realize the price of truth may be more than she wants to pay. Val McDermid has published twenty-four novels. An internationally bestselling author, her books have been translated into over thirty languages. She has won more than a dozen major awards, including the 2010 Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding achievement in the field of mysteries.