Books by Val McDermid
Val’s latest Book – 1st in her new series, Allie Burns
Hardcover Publication date in UK: 19 August 2021

1979 Book Cover


1979. It is the winter of discontent, and reporter Allie Burns is chasing her first big scoop. There are few women in the newsroom and she needs something explosive for the boys’ club to take her seriously.

Soon Allie and fellow journalist Danny Sullivan are exposing the criminal underbelly of respectable Scotland. They risk making powerful enemies – and Allie won’t stop there.

When she discovers a home-grown terrorist threat, Allie comes up with a plan to infiltrate the group and make her name. But she’s a woman in a man’s world . . . and putting a foot wrong could be fatal.

This is the atmospheric, heart-pounding first novel in a gripping new series by the Queen of Crime Val McDermid…

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Series: Allie Burns Series (book 1)
UK Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Literary agent: David Higham Associates
Publication date UK: 19 August 2021

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Order of books in series:

  • Book 1 – 1979 (Little, Brown Book Group, 2021)

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My Granny is a Pirate

When a family secret about Granny is revealed, we discover all about her fiercesome pirate reputation and her swashbuckling ways – from making other rogueish pirates walk the plank to singing sea shanties to her dog, Jolly Roger.

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Publisher: Orchard

Literary agent: Gregory & Company

Publishing date UK: 05 January 2012

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