Win a signed copy of The Skeleton Road

Harrogate International Crime Writing Festival are running a competition…

Award-winning crime writer Val McDermid is a Number One bestseller, translated into more than 30 languages, with over two million copies sold in the UK and over 11 million worldwide. She has written 27 bestselling crime novels and has also published a retelling of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and an exploration of forensic science, Forensics: An Anatomy of Crime. Val will be in coversation with the brilliant Sara Paretsky. We can’t wait to see this perfect pairing on stage together!

To celebrate Val’s appearance at this year’s festival we have a fantastic competition running.  To be in with the chance of winning an signed advance paperback copy of Val’s The Skeleton Road answer this question:

What year was Val’s first book published?

Please send your answers to crime@harrogate-festival.org.uk by the 6th March. Standard Terms & Conditions apply.

My Hero: PD James (1920-2014) by Val McDermid

The Guardian,

Phyllis had a deft way with the horrific, creating images that seared their way into the reader’s brain. This week, we lost a legend.

 

Just before her 90th birthday, PD James invited me to take part in an event she was organising at the Bodleian library in Oxford. At dinner afterwards, she admitted she was writing, but not an Adam Dalgliesh novel. I asked her why not. “Because I don’t want to die in the middle and have one of you lot finish it,” she said, a wicked twinkle in her eye.

Read more…

P.D. James
Wicked twinkle … PD James. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

 

An Evening with Queen of Crime, part of Books on the Tyne festival

Date:
Sunday 30th November 2014

Time:
6pm – 7.30pm
Venue:

Newcastle City Library (Bewick Hall)
33 New Bridge Street West
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8AX

Cost:
£10.00 / £8.00

An Evening with Queen of Crime, 30 November 2014

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Award-winning crime writer Val McDermid in conversation with Gail-Nina Anderson rounds off Books on Tyne ‘On the Edge’. Psychological thrills don’t get more thrilling than in Val’s world so hold onto the edge of your seats tonight at our grand finale!

Café at city library will be open for the purchase of drinks.

More Information:

http://www.booksontyne.co.uk/events/item/an-evening-with-queen-of-crime-val-mcdermid

Spend an evening with Val

Val talks about her new novel The Skeleton Road.

Date:
Friday 21st November 2014

Time:
7.30pm – 9.00pm

Venue:
Loch Leven Community Library
Loch Leven Communtiy Campus
The Muirs
KY13 8FQ

Cost:
£5.00 – Booking Essential

Loch Leven Community Library, Friday 21st November

Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in British crime writing. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages and sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Join this award-winning crime writer, journalist and occasional broadcaster as she discusses her successful writing career and reads from her soon to be published new novel, The Skeleton Road.

More Information:

http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/9536/An-Evening-with-Val-McDermid

An Evening with Queen of Crime, part of Books on the Tyne festival

Date:
Sunday 30th November 2014

Time:
6pm – 7.30pm

Venue:

Newcastle City Library (Bewick Hall)
33 New Bridge Street West
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8AX

Cost:
£10.00 / £8.00

An Evening with Queen of Crime, 30 November 2014

 

Award-winning crime writer Val McDermid in conversation with Gail-Nina Anderson rounds off Books on Tyne ‘On the Edge’. Psychological thrills don’t get more thrilling than in Val’s world so hold onto the edge of your seats tonight at our grand finale!

Café at city library will be open for the purchase of drinks.

More Information:

http://www.booksontyne.co.uk/events/item/an-evening-with-queen-of-crime-val-mcdermid

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