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Val McDermid


Scotland (b.1955)

Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community then read English at Oxford. She was a journalist for sixteen years, spending the last three as Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. She is now a full-time writer and lives in South Manchester.
 

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery, Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
May 2024

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Queen Macbeth
(Darkland Tales)
October 2024

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1999
(Allie Burns, book 3)
Series
Lindsay Gordon
   1. Report for Murder (1987)
   2. Common Murder (1989)
   3. Final Edition (1991)
     aka Open And Shut / Deadline for Murder
   4. Union Jack (1993)

     aka Conferences Are Murder

   5. Booked For Murder (1996)
   6. Hostage to Murder (2003)
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Kate Brannigan
   1. Dead Beat (1992)
   2. Kick Back (1993)
   3. Crack Down (1994)
   4. Clean Break (1995)
   5. Blue Genes (1996)
   6. Star Struck (1998)
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Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
   1. The Mermaids Singing (1995)
   2. The Wire In The Blood (1997)
   3. The Last Temptation (2002)
   4. The Torment of Others (2004)
   5. Beneath the Bleeding (2007)
   6. Fever of the Bone (2009)
   7. The Retribution (2011)
   8. Cross and Burn (2013)
   9. Splinter the Silence (2015)
   10. Insidious Intent (2017)
   11. How the Dead Speak (2019)
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Karen Pirie
   1. The Distant Echo (2003)
   2. A Darker Domain (2008)
   3. The Skeleton Road (2014)
   4. Out of Bounds (2016)
   5. Broken Ground (2018)
   6. Still Life (2020)
   7. Past Lying (2023)
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Allie Burns
   1. 1979 (2021)
   2. 1989 (2022)
   3. 1999 (2024)
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Novels
   A Place of Execution (1999)
   Killing The Shadows (2000)
   Naked Came the Phoenix (2001) (with others)
   The Grave Tattoo (2006)
   Trick of the Dark (2010)
   The Vanishing Point (2012)
   Inherit the Dead (2013) (with others)
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Collections
   The Writing on the Wall (1997)
   Stranded (2004)
   Magnetic North (2005) (with others)
   Crime Writers: A Decade of Crime (2013) (with others)
   Cross Roads (2013)
   Gunpowder Plots (2013)
   Bloody Scotland (2017) (with others)
   Christmas is Murder (2020)
   Marple (2022) (with others)
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Picture Books
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Graphic Novels
   Resistance (2021)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Ghost Writer (2013)
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Non fiction
   A Suitable Job For A Woman (1995)
   The Library Book (2012) (with others)
   Forensics (2014)
   My Scotland (2019)
   Imagine A Country (2020) (with Jo Sharp)
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Omnibus editions
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Series contributed to
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Val McDermid recommends
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What Doesn't Kill Us (2024)
Ajay Close
"Vivid and visceral."
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Strange Sally Diamond (2023)
Liz Nugent
"It's compassionate and challenging, letting us imagine the lives that are forgotten when the news cycle moves on . . . a very special book."
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Now She Is Witch (2023)
Kirsty Logan
"Myth-making at its best."

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Anthologies containing stories by Val McDermid
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Murder On Christmas Eve (2017)
(Vintage Murders, book 2)
edited by
Cecily Gayford

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