Val McDermid

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Scottish authors criticise cancellation of Glasgow literary festival Aye Write
Val McDermid and Douglas Stuart were among many writers to express outrage after Creative Scotland turned down the literary festival funding application

Ella Creamer

01, Apr, 2024 @2:02 PM

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‘Extraordinary’: 101 women narrate A History of Women in 101 Objects audiobook
Miriam Margolyes, Kate Winslet and Gillian Anderson among those giving voice to objects including a femur, a thumbscrew and a glass dildo

Esther Addley

01, Mar, 2024 @6:29 PM

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Celebrity pet I’ll never forget: Fatty, the curry-loving cat who adopted me, by Val McDermid
I opened my front door to find a beautiful black-and-white cat on the doormat. I had no choice – Fatty was moving in

Val McDermid

15, Dec, 2023 @1:00 PM

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On my radar: Val McDermid’s cultural highlights
The bestselling crime writer on exploring the Belgian coast, deep-diving into the middle ages and an enlightening exhibition of female Scottish artists

Kathryn Bromwich

12, Aug, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The new LGBTQ+ lit list, chosen by writers
From sensational memoirs to sublime poetry, Douglas Stuart, Ali Smith, Colm Tóibín and others share lesser-known books about queer life that deserve to be classics

09, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Val McDermid on Happy Valley: ‘TV every bit as manipulative as Tommy Lee Royce’
Heartstopping for millions of us, cleansing for Catherine Cawood – and not about the feckless, violent men at all in fact. The legendary crime novelist gives thanks for a TV great

Val McDermid

06, Feb, 2023 @1:38 PM

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Karen Pirie review – this female-led crime drama absolutely sings
Humour, confidence and charm are perfectly blended in this suspenseful adaptation of Val McDermid’s bestseller. As its young female detective tackles a cold case it really belts along

Lucy Mangan

25, Sep, 2022 @9:00 PM

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‘My dad didn’t sleep, he was so excited’: the ITV drama that’s rewriting the rules of crime TV
There’s an all-female creative team, an ‘alarmingly young’ detective and material from legendary writer Val McDermid. Karen Pirie’s creators explain their attempt to do something totally new

Mark Lawson

23, Sep, 2022 @10:44 AM

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‘Feminist icon’ Miss Marple returns in 12 new authorised mystery stories
Agatha Christie’s detective faces a dozen fresh cases in newly commissioned work by authors including Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Kate Mosse and Natalie Haynes

Sarah Shaffi

15, Sep, 2022 @11:15 AM

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The Great British Bake Off: let them eat cake. Well, probably not one of mine | Rebecca Nicholson
It’s reappearance on our screens is a sign that summer is over, but it’s also the comfort blanket we so desperately need

Rebecca Nicholson

03, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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From the ashes: defiant McDermid Ladies stand firm in the spotlight | Dani Garavelli
What Raith Rovers lost from their community when they signed David Goodwillie, McDermid Ladies gained by breaking away and taking a stand

Dani Garavelli

28, May, 2022 @7:45 PM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
This month’s crop of crime and suspense fiction includes an engaging tale of government secrets by Robert Peston and a nail-biting new series from Val McDermid

Alison Flood

07, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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