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Who is Val McDermid?
Sometimes dubbed the Queen of Crime, Val McDermid grew up in Kirkcaldy on the East Coast of Scotland in a working class family. She was accepted to read English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford – at 17 before becoming a journalist. After two years of training in Devon, she worked fourteen years on national newspapers in Glasgow and Manchester.
She wrote a first book at 21, but it has not been published. Instead, the story became a play. She continued to write and find her first success with Report for Murder: The First Lindsay Gordon Mystery.
The rest is history as Val McDermis sold more than 17 millions books across the glob and is translated into more than 40 languages.