Val McDermid to appear at Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2016

Festival co-founder and ‘Queen of Crime’ Val McDermid will be In Conversation with fellow Scot comedian Susan Calman, a familiar face on shows such as Have I Got News for You, 8 out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie to You.

One of the biggest names in crime writing, McDermid’s novels have been translated into 30 languages, sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

McDermid has created many notable characters such as journalist, Lindsay Gordon; the private investigator, Kate Brannigan; and psychologist, Tony Hill. Her books include three main series: Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan, and, beginning in 1995, the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, the first entry in which, The Mermaids Singing, won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year.

The Hill ⁄Jordan series was adapted for the highly successful television drama; Wire in the Blood, starring Robson Green.

Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival is held 21-24 July 2016 at Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate. More special guests will be announced in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on their Website and our Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news!

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