Killing The Shadows
Este é um excelente thriller psicológico, para quem aprecia o género. A autora cria um ritmo alucinante e fornece uma perspetiva muito interessante à resolução de um crime: a psicologia do assassino. Não é uma fórmula inovadora, mas McDermid utiliza-a com mestria.
O assassino é sedento de sangue e os seus crimes são macabros e cruéis. Contudo, estes assassínios não são vistos por uma perspetiva clínica e fria; pelo contrário, o leitor sente...more
Back Cover Blurb:
A killer is on the loose and he's blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey - the writers of crime novels. But this murderer is like no other; his bloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom on how serial killers operate. And for one woman the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of life and death.
The plot of this particular novel is gruesome and wholly engaging. We meet Dr. Fiona Cameron a geographic profiler (which by the way really works, we use it in my line of work) and her partner Kit who ha...more
The biggest problem however for me was...the book would have been a lot better if she'd spent more time on the story and less impressing us with her moral and intellectual superiority. She leaves us in no doubt that if we disagree with her "take" on "whatever"...more
Fiona Cameron is an academic psychologist who uses computer programs she has developed to help pin down the variables in situations when the police are looking for serial killers. The Metropolitan police in London did not follow her advice and badly screwed up a case, bringing a man innocent of that crime to trial and then seeing the jury let him go. Fiona does not...more
I appreciate the introduction of a new female geographic profiler character and find myself particularly interested in this aspect of the novel. Would imagine that this kind of 'hard data' would go a long way to convincing police to utilise profiling, after the touchy-feeling intuitive, pyscho-babble type of pro...more
Killing the Shadows is a story about a serial murderer that is targeting serial killer thriller writers. The main ch...more
I think the TV show "Numbers" stole her crime-linkage computer program. An entertaining read that presents various approaches to solving serial killer cases, warts and all. A novel that left me wondering how the police ever solve any crimes; emphasized tunnel vision, lack of imagination, and constrained thinking, along with their erroneous assumptions. Occasionally a bit slow going, but the characters are interesting and I did want to know the outcome.
Challenging writing as the excerpts of nov...more
Nonetheless, as I read, I learnt to respect the writing craft engaged and the attack on the crime novelist milieu. Having crime novelists killed off one at a time is a smart remake of celebrity murder. The way the intertwining murders are solved is a bit Holmesian in way of deductive m...more
In this book, a Brittish Crime Profiler trys to help solve several crimes at once, only to have them hit close to home. The beginning of this book was a bit confusing to me, but as the story progressed it all came together.
If you like mysteries, I would recommend giving one of Ms. McDermid's books a try.
Her first book, Report for Murder was published in 1987 and since then she has gone on to have 25 more books published.
She lives in Manchester and Northumberland with 3 cats.
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