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 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.


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Mystery/Thriller ...: TOP/BOTTOM M/T 2009 29 59 Jan 10, 2010 02:38PM  
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Between the Lines: Crime Fiction 14 77 Aug 22, 2010 10:42AM  
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Readers and Reading: August 2010 reads 25 82 Sep 19, 2010 09:12AM  


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