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An Edinburgh detective encounters skeletal remains that may be connected to the brutal Balkan Wars of the 1990s in this "tightly paced mystery" (Los Angeles Times).In the center of historic Edinburgh, Scotland, builders are preparing to demolish a disused Victorian Gothic building. They are understandably surprised to find skeletal remains hidden in a high pinnacle that hasn't been touched by maintenance for years. Who do the bones belong to, and how did they get there? Could the eccentric British pastime of free climbing the outside of buildings play a role? Enter cold case detective Karen Pirie, who gets to work trying to establish the corpse's identity. And when it turns out the bones may be from as far away as former Yugoslavia, Karen will need to dig deeper than she ever imagined into the tragic history of the Balkans: to war crimes and their consequences, and ultimately to the notion of what justice is and who serves it."McDermid melds the political thriller with the police procedural for an intense novel."—Associated Press

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An Edinburgh detective encounters skeletal remains that may be connected to the brutal Balkan Wars of the 1990s in this "tightly paced mystery" (Los Angeles Times).
In the center of historic Edinburgh, Scotland, builders are preparing to demolish a disused Victorian Gothic building. They are understandably surprised to find skeletal remains hidden in a high pinnacle that hasn't been touched by maintenance for years. Who do the bones belong to, and how did they get there? Could the eccentric British pastime of free climbing the outside of buildings play a role? Enter cold case detective Karen Pirie, who gets to work trying to establish the corpse's identity. And when it turns out the bones may be from as far away as former Yugoslavia, Karen will need to dig deeper than she ever imagined into the tragic history of the Balkans: to war crimes and their consequences, and ultimately to the notion of what justice is and who serves it.
"McDermid melds the political thriller with the police procedural for an intense novel."—Associated Press

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subject_facetCold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Fiction
Electronic books
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Scotland -- Fiction
Women detectives -- Fiction
title_displayThe skeleton road
title_fullThe Skeleton Road
The skeleton road / Val McDermid
The skeleton road [electronic resource - eBook] [electronic resource] / Val McDermid
The skeleton road [electronic resource] / Val McDermid
title_shortThe skeleton road
topic_facetCold cases (Criminal investigation)
Electronic books
Fiction
Investigation
Murder
Mystery
Suspense
Thriller
Women detectives