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Out of Bounds (Karen Pirie 4) - Val McDermid

Out of Bounds (Karen Pirie 4) - Val McDermid

Title: Out of Bounds

Author:  Val McDermid

ISBN:  9781408706916

Weight:  949 g

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Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

‘There were a lot of things that ran in families, but murder wasn’t one of them …’

When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car, a routine DNA test could be the key to unlocking the mystery of a twenty-year-old murder inquiry.  Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is an expert at solving the unsolvable.  With each cold case closed, justice is served.  So, finding the answer should be straightforward, but it’s as twisted as the DNA helix itself.

Meanwhile, Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to another case, one that she has no business investigating.  And as she pieces together decades-old evidence, Karen discovers the most dangerous kind of secrets.  Secrets that someone is willing to kill for…

Number one bestseller Val McDermid returns with her most atmospheric, spine-chilling and gripping novel to date.

Peer & Press Reviews

[An] engaging new novel… McDermid’s 30th novel offers fascinating insights into the ethical dilemmas thrown up by advances in forensic science.

Sunday Times

An incredibly suspenseful thriller, elegantly plotted with smartly drawn characters and fascinating detail.

Sunday Mirror

McDermid’s expertly juggled plotlines and masterful handling of pace and tension tick all the best boxes, but what makes this book a real cracker is Pirie herself – grieving, insubordinate and dogged in her pursuit of the various culprits.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Out of Bounds
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition features Includes a bonus eleven-page short story, The Wagon Mound
Jacket note The ‘SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION’ roundel on the front of the jacket is not a sticker, it’s part of the design.
Series A DCI Karen Pirie thriller – book 4
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Award 2017 – shortlist

McIlvanney Prize 2017 – longlist

Book Stats
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Little, Brown
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9781408706916
ISBN 10 1408706911
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 421 [main body]
Size (h x w x d) 242 x 163 x 39mm
Design Credits
Author photograph Mimsy Moller
Jacket design Sean Garrehy (Little, Brown Book Group)
Jacket image Silas Manhood

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