An Audience with Val McDermid


Suitable for over 18s

Dubbed the Queen of Crime, Val McDermid descends to The Word to discuss her pulse-pounding, suspenseful new novel Insidious Intent.

Val will discuss her fantastic career and how she became a number one best seller. There will also be an opportunity for audience members to ask her the questions they’ve been dying to know the answer to.

This is an evening you do not want to miss!

Doors open at 6.30pm.

About Insidious Intent

When charred human remains are discovered in the driver’s seat of a burning car, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill are brought in to investigate. They soon discover that what appeared to be a terrible accident is, in fact, murder. Delving deeper into the case, they begin the dangerous hunt for a most sinister killer with the power to inflict untold fear and pain on their victims…

About Val McDermid

Val McDermid has sold over 15 million books to date and is translated into over 40 languages. She is perhaps best-known for her Wire in the Blood series, featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan, which was adapted for television starring Robson Green. She has written three other series: private detective Kate Brannigan, journalist Lindsay Gordon and, most recently, cold case detective Karen Pirie. She has also published several award-winning standalone novels, two books of non-fiction and a children’s picture book, My Granny is a Pirate.

McDermid continues to be a hugely versatile writer with her novels selling across the globe. She is also an experienced broadcaster with regular and hugely popular appearances on TV and radio. She is highly sought after as a speaker at literary festivals and other events across the country and overseas.

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