Val McDermid

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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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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
1979 by Val McDermid; A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris; The Turnout by Megan Abbott; Of Fangs and Talons by Nicolas Mathieu; 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard; and These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall

Laura Wilson

20, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Dreaming of a better future? Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell and more on books to inspire change
As our thoughts turn to life after the pandemic, authors from this year’s Hay festival choose books that have inspired lasting change in them

Ali Smith, Malcolm Gladwell, Imbolo Mbue, Sathnam Sanghera, Alice Roberts, Guvna B, Horatio Clare, Val McDermid, Kehinde Andrews, Jon McGregor, Tahmima Anam, Nina Stibbe, Hafsa Zayyan, Maaza Mengiste, Monique Roffey, Peter Scott-Morgan, Hollie McNish, Mel Giedroyc and Maggie Shipstead

29, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Val McDermid: 'To survive, you had to be twice as good as the guys'
The Scottish crime writer on working in a newsroom in the 70s, coping with lockdown and the transformation of attitudes to gay couples in her home nation

Kate Kellaway

13, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Why reading fiction creates good leaders | Letter
Letter: David Beakhust fears that a generation of politicians emerging recently lack essential skills


19, Aug, 2020 @4:01 PM

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Fiction readers have made best leaders in Covid-19 crisis, says Val McDermid
Crime author argues ministers who read only political biographies are limited in vision

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

16, Aug, 2020 @4:46 PM

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