On the shelf: Wire in the Blood

A couple of weeks ago, I admitted that I’m a knit-aholic. I have to admit that I’m also an anglophile. I’ve been a fan of British writers since I discovered Evelyn Anthony and Nora Lofts as a teenager mumble-something years ago. With the availability of British TV series on DVDs, I’ve also developed a fondness for some of them, most notably Wire in the Blood.

The six-season series, based on characters created by author Val McDermid, features Robson Green as Dr. Tony Hill, a clinical psychologist with an understanding of the criminal mind, who helps the police profile and track down vicious killers in northern England. I discovered the first season DVDs on the shelf at the Kingwood Branch Library, and I was hooked. I’ve just begun watching the sixth season, and I’m happy to report that the intelligence and the intensity of the story lines remains top notch.
All six seasons of Wire in the Blood are currently available in the HCPL system, but a word of caution – this series is for mature audiences only, and definitely not for the faint of heart.