Val McDermid





Val McDermid

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in Fife, Scotland, The United Kingdom
June 04, 1955

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Reginald Hill, Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendell and James Lee Burke


About this author

Val McDermid was born and schooled on the east coast of Scotland and then Oxford University after which she became a journalist.

Her first book, Report for Murder was published in 1987 and since then she has gone on to have 25 more books published.

She lives in Manchester and Northumberland with 3 cats.


Val McDermid isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.


The Guardian,Friday 28 November 2014


Phyllis had adeftway with the horrific, creating images that seared their way into the reader’s brain. This week, we lost a legend.


Just before her 90th birthday,PDJamesinvited me to take part in anevent she was organising at theBodleian libraryin Oxford. At dinner afterwards, she admitted she was writing, but not an Adam Dalgliesh novel. I asked her why not....

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Mystery/Thriller ...: TOP/BOTTOM M/T 2009 29 59 Jan 10, 2010 02:38PM  
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The Mystery, Crim...: Recent Acquisitions...Splurges...Buying Sprees! 23 98 Jun 19, 2010 07:27AM  
Between the Lines: Crime Fiction 14 77 Aug 22, 2010 10:42AM  
Readers and Reading: This topic has been closed to new comments. August 2010 reads 25 82 Sep 19, 2010 09:12AM  
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