The Torment Of Others by Val McDermid

The Torment Of Others by Val McDermid

British author Val McDermid continues her engrossing series about criminal psychologist Dr. Tony Hill and his police colleague, DCI Carol Jordan in a beautifully constructed, impeccably written story about an apparent copycat killer. McDermid takes this not exactly virginal supposition and literally turns it on its head. Two years earlier, strong forensic evidence put serial killer Derek Tyler behind bars in a mental hospital. Now Hill is sure that against all logic Tyler has committed a new murder in the same way as his old ones. The more he and Jordan dig, the more impossible the connection appears. But Hill refuses to swallow the obvious that someone is imitating Tyler's modus operandi—and McDermid's swelling legions of enthusiasts will share his bafflement. McDermid is an excellent writer. Very few writers could deal with the ultra-violent spectrum of crime without descending into sensationalism. McDermid manages to straddle that line beautifully.

  • Ok, this movie is based on a true story that is sooo weird I'm not sure what is truth and what is embellishment. However, I do know for a fact that the two lions that this movie is about are stuffed and on view at a museum somewh... Ok, this movie is based on a true story that is sooo weird I'm not sure what is truth and what is embellishment. However, I do know for a fact that the two lions that this movie is about are stuffed and on view at a museum somewhere in Chicago. Ok, so here it goes. Once upon a time when the African landscape was be ravaged by European industry (via the construction of a huge railroad system) two gay, mane-less lions went on a killing spree, killing a number of laborers working on the railway project. Anyway, everything about these lions was considered very odd. The fact that two male lions buddied up by themselves. The fact that they had no mane. And the fact that they were man-eaters. Anyway, these two were so extraordinary that when they were killed their stuffed carcasses ended up as attractions. Weeeeeeiiiiiirrrrddd. Oh, Michael Douglas is the hunter hired to kill them and Val Kilmer has a tan.

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