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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (Aug. 30 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554687470
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554687473
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.6 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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?When serial crime fiction is done well, readers can drop into any installment and within a few chapters, understand nearly everything about the primary characters and their relationship with one another. And so it is with Val McDermid's Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series, of which Fever of the Bone is the sixth book.? - Canadian Press ()

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He is psychologist and criminal profiler Dr. Tony Hill’s worst nightmare—a killer driven by the most perverted hungers and unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer with a long shopping list of victims who leaves no trail. The murder-mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own, but Hill quickly realizes that it’s just the beginning of a chilling campaign targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people—victims that the monster has been grooming through a social networking site.

It is a case that is reawakening ghosts of Tony Hill’s past. And the longer it takes to uncover a motive and a maniac, the more innocent youth will die.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke TOP 50 REVIEWER on Sept. 26 2010
'It all comes down to blood in the end. Some wrongs you can get past....But certain kinds of betrayal need to be answered. And sometimes only blood will do.'

Those are just a few of the chilling words we read in Val McDermid's introduction to what this reader considers to be her best work to date. With FEVER OF THE BONE, the sixth Tony Hill novel, we meet a new chief constable, James Blake, who is evidently little impressed with Hill's contributions. Of course, this leaves Carol Jordan right in the middle.

However, the middle might be the safest place to be as Carol and Tony are faced with their most demonic adversary yet. The first victim is young Jennifer Maidmont, so viciously attacked that her body was described as 'sexually obliterated.' There was no reason in the world for this vile act. Jennifer was a well cared for girl, pretty, sensible.

Only later is it found that the killer is apparently choosing his victims at random after befriending them on the latest and most popular social networking site for teens. Not satisfied with one victim the psychopath continues his sick spree of murder and mutilation.

Leave it to McDermid to carefully weave events together until a pattern emerges ' compelling reading! There is, of course, as before the emotional relationship between Carol and tony to further hold readers spellbound.

Val McDermid is a seasoned award winning author at the top of her game. Enjoy as she leaves us waiting for the seventh in this estimable series.

- Gail Cooke
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By Ted Feit TOP 500 REVIEWER on Dec 13 2009
Format: Hardcover
Val McDermid's latest Carol Jordan/Tony Hill novel more than lives up to the expectations raised by the previous books in the series. DCI Carol Jordan now heads up her own elite Major Incident Team, handling current as well as cold cases, but the status quo is threatened by the new chief constable, as is the team's consulting arrangement with Dr. Tony Hill, clinical psychologist and criminal profiler extraordinaire. The tale covers a series of horrendous murder/mutilations of young, seemingly unconnected victims, and an old case into which new life [so to speak] has been infused. Newly available lines of investigation, of course, in both forensics and information technology, play a large role. In the current case, not the least of the questions is, what possible motivation could there be in the killing and mutilation of 14-year-olds?

There are few straight lines in the narrative, with scenes alternating from one aspect of the story line to another, but somehow that works to only increase the suspense quotient. The portraits of Carol's team members are well-drawn, with each having a distinct personality and set of talents. I found it fascinating to get inside the head of Tony Hill, a man who is troubled by his own psyche, but whose expertise lies in his ability to get inside of the head of the person whose identity he is hunting. The intimate [albeit chaste] relationship of Jordan and Hill is, as always, a thing of beauty and wholly satisfying to the reader [if not always to the participants]. The novel is tightly plotted, the writing containing some small gems, e.g., "offer[ing] up information . . .
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Chilling Scenarios And Narrative; Sept. 16 2010
By prisrob - Published on Amazon.com
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'FEVER OF THE BONE' is the sixth in Val McDermid's series about DCI Carol Jordan and criminal psychologist Tony Hill. At the same time as I as reading this novel, I was viewing 'Wire In The Blood', a British series covering Val McDermid's books. McDermid's novels can be very realistic and gory, but the DVD is even more so. This was a story that will not be forgotten easily.

The main plot concerns the deaths of young teenagers in the town of Bradfield in northern England. DCI Jordan and her team are looking for people who stalked them by befriending them on a social networking website, RigMarole. Someone lures the young person to a meeting, and then kills them. The children's parents are bereft, and their love is palpable. We can put ourselves in their place very easily. DCI Jordan's cold case team discovers clues, and also follows the internet trail. DCI Jordan's new boss, James Burke, will not allow Tony Hill, who profiles the criminals, on the case. Instead, Burke tells Jordan to make do with one of the police force's own profilers. This profiler is not in the same league as Tony Hill is, and the clues run out very quickly. DCI Jordan finds she is on her own.

Meanwhile Tony is sorting out his father's estate in Worcester. He did not know his father, and his death came as a shock. At the same time, Tony is contacted by the Worcester police to assist with the case of a killing of a young teenager. Tony takes on the case and spends the night in his father's old house. He discovers unexpected things about his own past. Many things that his mother, from whom he is estranged, has kept from him.

DCI Jordan and Tony are involved with each other but can't admit their feelings openly. This aversion to discussion of feelings has been an on-going issue for the two of them. Tony discovers his profile case in Worcester is likely to be a crime committed by the same person who killed the two teenagers in Bradfield. DCI Jordan insists that Tony Hill be allowed back on this case. DCI Jordan and her team narrow down the list of suspects, and come to some amazing discoveries.

Val McDermid keeps the story interesting with her use of high tech options in combination with the new social media. She seems to be way ahead of other authors in this area. The police procedurals are explicit and so well written. The story of Tony's discovery of his father is moving, and this may open the door to a more satisfying relationship with DCI Carol Jordan.

Recommended. prisrob 09-16-10

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McDERMID IS AT THE TOP OF HER GAME Sept. 26 2010
By Gail Cooke - Published on Amazon.com
"It all comes down to blood in the end. Some wrongs you can get past....But certain kinds of betrayal need to be answered. And sometimes only blood will do."

Those are just a few of the chilling words we read in Val McDermid's introduction to what this reader considers to be her best work to date. With FEVER OF THE BONE, the sixth Tony Hill novel, we meet a new chief constable, James Blake, who is evidently little impressed with Hill's contributions. Of course, this leaves Carol Jordan right in the middle.

However, the middle might be the safest place to be as Carol and Tony are faced with their most demonic adversary yet. The first victim is young Jennifer Maidmont, so viciously attacked that her body was described as "sexually obliterated." There was no reason in the world for this vile act. Jennifer was a well cared for girl, pretty, sensible.

Only later is it found that the killer is apparently choosing his victims at random after befriending them on the latest and most popular social networking site for teens. Not satisfied with one victim the psychopath continues his sick spree of murder and mutilation.

Leave it to McDermid to carefully weave events together until a pattern emerges - compelling reading! There is, of course, as before the emotional relationship between Carol and tony to further hold readers spellbound.

Val McDermid is a seasoned award winning author at the top of her game. Enjoy as she leaves us waiting for the seventh in this estimable series.

- Gail Cooke
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good fiction Dec 13 2010
By K. Schonlau - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is the 6th book in the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series. This one primarily deals with internet stalking.

The internet stalking issue is a realistic threat that we hear of in the news and I am glad McDermod has researched this topic and brought it into focus in one of her books. What better way to do so than with using her master profiler, Tony Hill?

In this book, Jordan is dealing with a new boss who feels that cost containment is more important than using top talent to track down a serial killer. This comes at a critical time as teenagers are being killed and Jordan's team needs to find out why this is happening, and fast. To Jordan's dismay, she is forced to use new, inexperienced talent for profiling.

It also deals with Tony's discovery of his father, of whom he knew little, and the resolution of a cold case murder of a young wife and child.

This is definately a book worth reading. The plot is solid and the ending contains a bit of a surprise.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A GREAT TONY HILL/CAROL JORDAN POLICE PROCEDURAL Dec 21 2010
By janebbooks - Published on Amazon.com
The sixth installment of Val McDermid's Tony Hill/Carol Jordan police procedural series FEVER OF THE BONE is a very exciting and page-turning hunt for the serial killer of fourteen-year olds who've been tortured and sexually mutiliated in northern England. All the victims are enticed through emails on RIGmarole, a British social network. Tony Hill is a famous psychologist and criminal profiler. Carol Jordan is, at the time of this story, DCI of the Murder Squad at the Bradfield Metropolitan Police.

McDermid is no slouch to modern police investigative methods. The hunt for Bradfield's latest serial killer involves excessive internet search (by a member of Jordan's squad, Stacey, who's hand-wired to her computer), an excursion into the world of artificial insemination (whose data sources are harder to get into than a Swiss bank account), and a geographical profile gadget called the Landsat Enchanced Thematic Map Planner.

And quickly becoming an iconic trademark, the author introduces a few new and interesting characters into the story:

James Blake, the new Chief Constable of the Bradfield Metropolitan Police
Angela Forsythe, an svelte attorney, with a desirable Bradfield address - a converted 1920's cigarette factory
Derek Baron, an illegal egg collector, who searches for valuable red kite eggs
Alvin Ambrose, a young policeman with ambitions from the neighboring Worchester Police Department
Warren Daly, a cyber-know who's a software security expert and owns his own company
Tim Parker, the young and green profiler, chosen by Blake to assist the investigation..."cheap over good"
and, of course, the teen victims: Jennifer, Seth, Daniel and Niall

The author also more fully explores the personalities of her main protagonists. Tony Hill finds his father when he acquires his estate. The relationship between Hill and Jordan in solving crime has always been more successful than their great friendship. A British newspaper states that McDermid pushes our pleasure buttons with this duo. "Hill and Jordan's 'will they, won't they' is one of the most intriguing in the crime field..."

Faithful readers from THE SINGING MERMAIDS forward will discover some nice dialogue about this relationship! It's about time but it's still not enough!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not one of her best. But still good fun. July 25 2010
By frumiousb - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I really like Val McDermid's books. Even if I find them to have flaws, I enjoy reading them. This is the first I've read for a while, having overdosed on her a few years ago. I found I was glad to go back.

This isn't one of her best, and it seems as though it were primarily written to move Jordan/Hill to some new places (emotionally & geographically). I figured out the link with the killings really early on. It seemed so obvious to me that it took a great deal of the wind out of the rest of the plot. Perhaps I was supposed to figure it out? But then why?

Also, there were quite a few plot holes. Serious ones. The MO of the killer has some big issues, that I can't go into without spoilers. Suffice to say that watching mystery writers take on social networks often reminds me of the period when Christie and Marsh were trying to write about 1960s drug culture. There were too many feints and red herrings throughout the book.

But you know what? Even with all this I still liked the book, and had fun reading it. Go figure.


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