Maryland Blogger: Book Recommendation: A Darker Domain by Val McDermid

Book Recommendation: A Darker Domain by Val McDermid

Book Recommendation: A Darker Domain by Val McDermid


A Darker Domain (2009) is a suspense novel featuring Detective Inspector Karen Pirie, head of the Cold Case Review Team in Fife, Scotland, by international best selling Scottish crime writer Val McDermid. I enjoyed this novel and recommend this series for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her many books.


Val McDermid is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies.

She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010. In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award.

She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh.


Books by Val McDermid


Goodreads Review of A Darker Domain

1984, Fife. Heiress Catriona Maclennan Grant & her baby son are kidnapped. The ransom payoff goes horribly wrong. She is killed while her son disappears without trace. 2008, Tuscany. A jogger stumbles upon dramatic new evidence that re-opens the cold case. For Detective Sergeant Karen Pirie, it's an opportunity to make her mark.




Image may contain: flower, plant, nature and outdoor

Dahlia,Crazy 4 Teedy, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,

Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3033
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates


Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 7 commentsRoy Kelley • January 11 2020 04:17PM


Good morning Roy. Not at your pace but entered the world of fiction and just finished "The Pardon" by James Grippando. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 5 months ago

Wayne Martin 

I have not yet read The Pardon. And, I notice that there are eight other books by this author on my shelf to read. I have only read five of his books and have some catching up to do.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

Good morning, Roy... this story/book sounds like it could be a winner. Saving it to my ever-growing list.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 5 months ago


I am definitely saving this one to my growing list. The cold case mystery is definitely an interesting one.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

A Darker Domain sounds like a great read for suspense novel readers out there, Roy.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

Make it a habit to post a daily reblog. It is an easy way to pay it forward.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago