Val McDermid on BBC Breakfast Sep02

Val McDermid on BBC Breakfast

Val McDermid recently appeared on BBC Breakfast to talk about SPLINTER THE SILENCE, her latest novel. STS is the ninth novel to feature Tony Hill and Carol Jordan. Is it violence if its virtual? The outspoken women targeted by the increasingly cruel internet trolls and bullies would probably say so. For some of them, the torrents of bile and vicious threats prove too much. They begin to silence themselves in a series of high-profile suicides. Or do they? Tony Hill isnt convinced. But hes the only one. Former cop Carol Jordan is too busy messing up her life to care. Until she gets an unexpected second chance. Now its game on, and the stakes...

Val McDermid talks to NPR about new book on forens...

Val McDermid has reached the top of the charts and earned numerous awards for her crime novels. But her new book, Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime, offers us a fascinating look at the reality behind one of law enforcement’s biggest tools. She recently spoke with National Public Radio’s Scott Simon about it.

Val McDermid’s CROSS AND BURN Nov01

Val McDermid’s CROSS AND BURN

Hope the start of November finds everyone happy and healthy. Crimespree Magazine,  in collaboration with Friday Reads Facebook page,  is giving away copies of Val McDermid’s CROSS AND BURN Internationally best-selling crime writer Val McDermid’s work speaks for itself: her books have sold millions of copies worldwide, won numerous accolades, and attracted a devoted following of readers around the globe. Her latest, Cross and Burn, picks up where The Retribution left off: following the best crime-fighting team in the UK-clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan-who when we last saw them were barely...

On the Road: Val McDermid in St. Paul Sep29

On the Road: Val McDermid in St. Paul

Any evening spent with Val McDermid is an evening well spent, and Friday night was one such night. The Mystery Happy Hour with Val McDermid was held at The Merriam Park public library. After everyone enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and beverages, Val spoke on a number of topics, including the role a local adult library played in her life, the start of her career and how her approach to writing has changed over the years. The audience numbered around 40 and featured fellow mystery writer Ellen Hart (and my mother). With all copies of The Vanishing Point being sold, the event was a definite success. Val’s appearance was to promote The...

VANISHING POINT by Val McDermid – Book Revie...

THE VANISHING POINT Val McDermid 2012 Atlantic Monthly Press   Whenever a new Val McDermid book arrives, I know I am in for a significant decline in the amount of sleep I typically get.  The usual mantra of “just one more chapter before bed,” becomes almost a prayer that the story will let up just long enough to allow me to steal a scant few hours of rest before work.  The blessing and curse of her novels is that it never does.  THE VANISHING POINT exemplifies McDermid’s masterful talent, grabbing me from the first page and never letting up until the final, bone-chilling sentence. The book begins in the most normal of scenes.  A mother...