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


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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.


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West Highland Free Press – 14 May 2015 by Michael Russell

Photograph: Charlie Hopkinson


MICHAEL RUSSELL attended – and was part of – this year’s Ullapool Book Festival. Here are just a few of the highlights…


Crime writer Val McDermid, arguably the top draw at this year’s Ullapool Book Festival, likened last week’s General Election result to the Reformation. Bringing the festival to a close, she s...

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Mystery/Thriller ...: TOP/BOTTOM M/T 2009 29 63 Jan 10, 2010 02:38PM  
Pick-a-Shelf: A Mini Game to shave off the ever growing TBR - ended Mar. 10, 2010 147 322 Apr 20, 2010 05:39PM  
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Between the Lines: Crime Fiction 14 78 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  
Mystery/Thriller ...: Bouchercon in retrospect 39 65 Nov 05, 2010 01:53PM  
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