Bibliography

Bibliography…

Val’s latest book…

Forensics

Val McDermid picks up the scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine, from the crime scene to the courtroom.
Forensics
The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died – and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces.

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Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

Val’s latest novel…

Out of Bounds

Number one bestseller Val McDermid is back with her most gripping, chilling and suspenseful novel yet.

Publication date: 25 Aug 2016

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Order of books in series:

Tony Hill ⁄ Carol JordanKate BranniganLindsay Gordon

Books by Val McDermid:

Out of Bounds (Little, Brown, 2016)
Series: Stand alone novel

Splinter the Silence (Little, Brown, 2015)
Series: Tony Hill & Carol Jordan Series

Forensics – The Anatomy of Crime (Profile Books & Wellcome Collection, 2014)
Series: Non Fiction

The Skeleton Road (Little, Brown, 2014)
Series: Stand alone novel

Northanger Abbey (The Borough Press, 2014)
Series: The Austen Project

Cross and Burn (Little, Brown, 2013)
Series: Tony Hill / Carol Jordan

The Vanishing Point (Little, Brown, 2012)
Series: Stand alone novel

My Granny is a Pirate (Orchard, 2012)
Series: Picture Book for Children

The Retribution (Little, Brown, 2011)
Series: Tony Hill / Carol Jordan

Trick of the Dark (Little, Brown, 2010)
Series: Stand alone novel

Fever of the Bone (Little, Brown, 2009)
Series: Tony Hill / Carol Jordan

A Darker Domain (HarperCollins, 2008)
Series: Stand alone novel

Beneath the Bleeding (HarperCollins, 2007)
Series: Tony Hill / Carol Jordan

The Grave Tattoo (HarperCollins, 2006)
Series: Stand alone novel

Stranded (Flambard Press, 2005)
Series: A collection of short-stories

The Torment of Others (HarperCollins, 2004)
Series: Tony Hill / Carol Jordan

Hostage to Murder (HarperCollins, 2003)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

The Distant Echo (HarperCollins, 2003)
Series: Stand alone novel

The Last Temptation (HarperCollins, 2002)
Series: Tony Hill / Carol Jordan

Killing the Shadows (HarperCollins, 2000)
Series: Stand alone novel

A Place of Execution (HarperCollins, 1999)
Series: Stand alone novel

Star Struck (HarperCollins, 1998)
Series: Kate Brannigan

The Writing on the Wall and Other Stories (Revolver Pbk, 1997)
Series: Short Stories

The Wire in the Blood (HarperCollins, 1997)
Series: Tony Hill / Carol Jordan

Booked for Murder (Women’s Press, 1996)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Blue Genes (HarperCollins, 1996)
Series: Kate Brannigan

The Mermaids Singing (HarperCollins, 1995)
Series: Tony Hill / Carol Jordan

Clean Break (HarperCollins, 1995)
Series: Kate Brannigan

A Suitable Job for a Woman (HarperCollins Pbk, 1994)
Series: Non-fiction

Crack Down (HarperCollins, 1994)
Series: Kate Brannigan

Kick Back (Gollancz, 1993)
Series: Kate Brannigan

Union Jack, ‘Conferences Are Murder’ In US (Women’s Press, 1993)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Dead Beat (Gollancz, 1992)
Series: Kate Brannigan

Final Edition, ‘Open And Shut’ In US (Women’s Press, 1991)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Common Murder (Women’s Press, 1989)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Report for Murder (Women’s Press, 1987)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Series: Tony Hill ⁄ Carol Jordan

Book 1The Mermaids Singing (HarperCollins, 1995)
Series: Tony Hill ⁄ Carol Jordan

Book 2The Wire in the Blood (HarperCollins, 1997)
Series: Tony Hill ⁄ Carol Jordan

Book 3The Last Temptation (HarperCollins, 2002)
Series: Tony Hill ⁄ Carol Jordan

Book 4The Torment of Others (HarperCollins, 2004)
Series: Tony Hill ⁄ Carol Jordan

Book 5Beneath the Bleeding (HarperCollins, 2007)
Series: Tony Hill ⁄ Carol Jordan

Book 6Fever of the Bone (HarperCollins, 2009)
Series: Tony Hill ⁄ Carol Jordan

Book 7The Retribution (HarperCollins, 2011)
Series: Tony Hill ⁄ Carol Jordan

Book 8Cross and Burn (HarperCollins, 2013)
Series: Tony Hill ⁄ Carol Jordan

Book 9Splinter The Silence (Little, Brown Book Group, 2015)
Series: Tony Hill ⁄ Carol Jordan

Series: Kate Brannigan

Book 1Dead Beat (Gollancz, 1992)
Series: Kate Brannigan

Book 2Kick Back (Gollancz, 1993)
Series: Kate Brannigan

Book 3Crack Down (HarperCollins, 1994)
Series: Kate Brannigan

Book 4Clean Break (HarperCollins, 1995)
Series: Kate Brannigan

Book 5Blue Genes (HarperCollins, 1996)
Series: Kate Brannigan

Book 6Star Struck (HarperCollins, 1998)
Series: Kate Brannigan

Series: Lindsay Gordon

Book 1Report for Murder (Women’s Press, 1987)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Book 2Common Murder (Women’s Press, 1989)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Book 3Final Edition (Women’s Press, 1991)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Book 4Union Jack, ‘Conferences Are Murder’ in US (Women’s Press, 1993)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Book 5Booked for Murder (Women’s Press, 1996)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Book 6Hostage to Murder (HarperCollins, 2003)
Series: Lindsay Gordon

Plays:

The Right Chemistry (1999)

A second hour-long adaptation of the other half of Clean Break (the novel). At first, Kate thinks she’s investigating a simple case of industrial sabotage. But nothing here is quite what it seems… Featuring Jane Hazelgrove as Kate and Kathryn Hunt reprising her roles as Shelley AND Alexis, thanks to the wonders of radio. Both Brannigans were directed by Melanie Harris.

 

Clean Break (1998)

I adapted Clean Break for BBC Radio Four from the Kate Brannigan novel of the same name. Brannigan gets involved in a madcap chase across Europe as she tries to unravel a series of art thefts. High points include Richard’s rendition of ‘The Lonely Goatherd’… Featuring Charlotte Coleman as Kate and Kathryn Hunt as Shelley/Alexis. But we only had an hour’s transmission time to work with, so I only adapted one half of the book, leaving the way open for…

 

Like A Happy Ending – a drama (Scottish Society of Playwrights, 1981)

My first published work, this was adapted from my first attempt at a novel. I wrote the novel when I was about twenty, so of course it was full of all the things that 20-year-olds know about — love, hate, angst, the meaning of life and, naturally, a suicide attempt in the penultimate chapter.

On the advice of an actor friend, I turned it into a play. It was first performed by Plymouth Theatre Company in 1978 to mixed reviews — one reviewer memorably said, “This reduces passion to the level of sucking gobstoppers.” So who’s got the last laugh now?

I adapted it for radio and it was produced for BBC Radio Scotland by Stewart Conn, reaturing Maev Alexander, Fidelis Morgan, Amanda Hillwood, Vivienne Dixon and Vari Sylvester. 90mins.

It was published by the Scottish Society of Playwrights, with a cover by Kari Furre, and since it probably sold no more than a dozen copies is doubtless incredibly valuable now.