A Place Of Execution was a masterpiece so I was expecting to be disappointed by this follow up. I was only a bit disappointed. McDermid weaves a solid plot and wraps an engaging story around it. A book about a serial killer who is killing writers of serial killer thrillers could have been self centred and full of writerly luvviness, but all the writers here are gloriously flawed characters. You have to wonder who McDermid had in mind when she created each of them! Not as good as a lot of her other stuff, but still pretty good all the same.
(this is a standalone book)
Purchased on 20th May 2000.