Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in crime writing. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages and have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Interviewed by another star of crime fiction, Minette Walters, Val will be discussing INSIDIOUS INTENT, the next novel in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, the first entry of which, The Mermaids Singing, won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year and was adapted for the highly successful television drama Wire in the Blood, starring Robson Green.
Saturday 21st October 8pm
Thank you very much for having me to the festival and making me feel so welcome.
I thoroughly enjoyed all six events I attended and would have done many more if my time had allowed. Congratulations to all the people involved for a very well organised event. I am most certainly looking forward to next year's events calendar- the dates are already in my diary.
Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great event. Well done to both of you, fantastic event.
I was particularly delighted by how many of the audience seemed to know and appreciate my work. As you know, authors are solitary creatures - mostly - and for me at least it's a real pleasure to have good reason to leave my work-room (a shed in the garden with a too-seductive view of the Cambrians) and meet and talk with readers and fellow writers (not forgetting that many of us are both).
We thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits and all being well will be there again next year.
All of us in the Hardy Society were very positive about 'our' first night and the subsequent events. I thought Tony's event with Rachel and Dinah worked very well with interesting conversations from the both of the women.
You and Paul must be very happy with the positive way Dorchester people are continuing to embrace the Festival, and in impressively increasing numbers. Congratulations to both of you.
Next year's dates are already in our diaries and we are looking forward to meeting up with you soon to discuss our involvement.