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.


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Val McDermid is backing Yes vote





Val McDermid

Val McDermid is backing the Yes vote


Scottish crime writer Val McDermid has come out in favour of a Yes vote in September’s independence referendum.


The Fife-born author revealed her support for a vote for independence in The Guardian newspaper. Ms McDermid from Kirkcaldy sees a marked difference in policies flowing from Holyrood compared to Westminster.


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M/T Reading Friends: TOP/BOTTOM M/T 2009 29 59 Jan 10, 2010 02:38PM  
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