Val McDermid
1955-
 

Val McDermid was born in Scotland. She read English at Oxford. After being a journalist for sixteen years she started on a full-time writing career. She also writes crime fiction reviews for the Manchester Evening News. She is the creator of:
1. 'Kate Brannigan', a private detective in Manchester, England.
2. 'Lindsay Gordon', a freelance journalist (written as V.L. McDermid).
3. 'Tony Hill and Carol Jordan', a clinical psychologist and a Detective Chief Inspector.
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Titles and year of publication:
 
 'Kate Brannigan' Novels
 1) Dead Beat  1992
 2) Kick Back  1993
 3) Crack Down  1994
 4) Clean Break  1995
 5) Blue Genes  1996
 6) Star Struck  1998
 'Lindsay Gordon' Novels
 1) Report for Murder  1987
 2) Common Murder  1989
 3) Final Edition (US Titles: 'Open and Shut' and 'Deadline for Murder')  1991
 4) Union Jack (US Title: Conferences Are Murder)  1993
 5) Booked for Murder  1996
 6) Hostage to Murder  2003
 'Tony Hill and Carol Jordan' Novels
 1) The Mermaids Singing (Gold Dagger Award)  1995
 2) The Wire in the Blood  1997
 3) The Last Temptation  2002
 4) The Torment of Others (Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award)  2004
 5) Beneath the Bleeding  2007
 6) Fever of the Bone  2009
 7) The Retribution  2011
 8) Cross and Burn  2013
 9) Splinter the Silence  2015
10) Insidious Intent  2017
 Other Novels
 1) The Writing on the Wall and Other Stories (short stories)  1997
 2) A Place of Execution (Anthony Award, Barry Award)  1999
 3) Killing the Shadows  2000
 4) The Distant Echo  2003
 5) Stranded (short stories)  2005
 6) The Grave Tattoo  2006
 7) A Darker Domain  2008
 8) Trick of the Dark  2010
 9) The Vanishing Point  2012
10) The Skeleton Road  2014
11) Out of Bounds  2016

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