By Val McDermid
“Kate Brannigan is a breath of clean air.”—Publishers Weekly
Dead Beat introduces Kate Brannigan, who does for Manchester what VI Warshawski has performed for Chicago.
When Kate Brannigan concurs to trace down a lacking songwriter, a seek that takes her into the seediest elements of Leeds, little does she become aware of that discovering her is a prelude to homicide.
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Sports events of our time. The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, 26 years after FIFA first discussed the idea. In the early days, some teams were unable to travel to the host country, but by the 1950s, long-distance travel was becoming much easier and quicker. As the tournament became more accessible, it grew in popularity. The 1950 World Cup final at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro was attended by 200,000 people. In WORLD FIRST Uruguay offered to pay travel and 1958, Brazilian teenager Pele accommodation expenses to the 13 became the first global soccer visiting teams at the first World Cup.
FRANZ BECKENBAUER (b. 1945) Beckenbauer’s intelligence shone on the field as he dictated play from a deep sweeper position. Together with Johann Cruyff, he is one of the few soccer-playing legends to achieve similar success as a manager. Having captained West Germany at the 1974 World Cup, he managed the team when it won again in 1990. FERENC PUSKAS (b. 1927) The star of Hungary’s famous team of the 1950s, Ferenc Puskas was part of the Hungarian team that beat England 6–3 at Wembley in 1953. He joined Real Madrid of Spain in 1958.
Eight of the players who won the World Cup for Brazil in 1958 were in the team that retained the World Cup in 1962. Only seven different countries have been World Cup champions, although there have been 18 finals. The FA Cup is the oldest competition in soccer. The highest scoring FA Cup victory was on October 15, 1887, when Preston North End beat Hyde United 26–0 in the first round of the competition. The score was 12–0 at half time and 25–0 at 90 minutes. The final goal was scored in the five minutes of extratime added by the referee.