Dead Beat
  • Length:
    6 Books
  • First:
    April 1993
  • Latest:
    January 1998
  • Rating:

Series List in Order

Order Book Genre Date Rating
1 Private Investigator / PI 4 Buy
2 Private Investigator / PI 4.5 Buy
3 Private Investigator / PI 3 Buy
4 Private Investigator / PI 2 Buy
5 Private Investigator / PI 3 Buy
6 Private Investigator / PI 5 Buy

Book Descriptions for series: A Kate Brannigan Mystery


  • Book - 1

    Dead Beat introduces Kate Brannigan, a female private detective set to do for Manchester what V. I. Warshawski has done for Chicago. As a favour, Kate agrees to track down a missing song writer Moira Pollock, a search that takes her into some of the ...



  • Book - 2

    Fresh from her dazzling debut in Dead Beat, Manchester P.I. Kate Brannigan finds herself in search of some concrete evidence on a couple of dirty developers. The savvy and down-to-earth detective is reluctant to take on her secretary's new heartthrob...



  • Book - 3

    Kate Brannigan has seen her share of foul play on the job, even though her Manchester investigation firm handles mostly white collar crime. But when she and her boyfriend Richard, a rock music critic, go undercover to get the goods on a car dealershi...



  • Book - 4

    TRACKING A MASTERPIECE, TRAPPING A KILLER When a precious Monet painting is nicked from a posh British estate where Kate Brannigan arranged the security, the tough-talking PI is right on the job to get it back. For Kate, whose sources extend from Ma...



    • / Private Investigator
    • Buy Buy
    Book - 5

    “A fast-paced joyride that swoops and curves past (or right over) the villains with barely a pause . . . readers will happily keep up, even if it leaves them a little breathless.”—Publishers WeeklyKate Brannigan is having a bad week, and she ca...



    • / Private Investigator
    • Buy Buy
    Book - 6

    “There is no one in contemporary crime fiction who has managed to combine the visceral and the humane as well as Val McDermid. . . . She’s the best.”—The New York Times Book Review “McDermid has a sharp ear for the dialogue and intrinsic h...