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
Dorford Centre, Bridport Road
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William and I had a very interesting and often hilarious time putting (our presentation) together – fortunately we both wanted to be thoroughly prepared, so we refined and refined… we enjoyed ourselves, aided and abetted by the helpfulness of you and yours behind the scenes, the warmth of the audience, and the pleasantness of the setting. Speaking at your festival was an altogether happy experience. I only wish I had managed to organise listening to many of the other talks, which I really wanted to do… Many congratulations to you and all your team, and all wishes for Festival no. 3!
Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format. Great audience, acoustics...
Absolute pleasure, thanks for such an enjoyable night. I think having Tony Robinson there promoting his autobiography was a great idea...
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We thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits and all being well will be there again next year.