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Val McDermid was born in Scotland on June 4, 1955. She was the first student from a state school in Scotland accepted to read English at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She graduated in 1975 and became a journalist. She wrote her first novel at the age of 21. It didn't get published, but she turned it into a play entitled Like a Happy Ending. It was performed by the Plymouth Theatre Company and was later adapted for BBC radio. Her first book, Report for Murder, was published in 1987. She is the author of the Lindsay Gordon Mystery series, the Kate Brannigan Mystery series, and the Dr. Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Mysteries series as well as several stand alone books including The Distant Echo, A Darker Domain, Trick of the Dark and Out of Bounds. The Mermaids Singing won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Mermaids Singing 1,735 copies, 61 reviews
A Place of Execution 1,612 copies, 39 reviews
The Wire in the Blood 1,321 copies, 22 reviews
The Distant Echo 1,302 copies, 44 reviews
The Grave Tattoo 1,142 copies, 43 reviews
The Last Temptation 1,106 copies, 21 reviews
The Torment of Others 1,073 copies, 18 reviews
Killing the Shadows 960 copies, 19 reviews
A Darker Domain 944 copies, 53 reviews
Beneath the Bleeding 772 copies, 30 reviews
Fever of the Bone 693 copies, 26 reviews
Retribution 587 copies, 33 reviews
Northanger Abbey 502 copies, 30 reviews
Dead Beat 467 copies, 16 reviews
The Skeleton Road 460 copies, 36 reviews
Trick of the Dark 459 copies, 21 reviews
Out of Bounds 412 copies, 32 reviews
Cross and Burn 380 copies, 19 reviews
Blue Genes 374 copies, 9 reviews
Kick Back 346 copies, 9 reviews
Report for Murder 341 copies, 12 reviews
Splinter the Silence 340 copies, 28 reviews
Clean Break 339 copies, 10 reviews
Broken Ground 331 copies, 27 reviews
Crack Down 313 copies, 7 reviews
The Vanishing Point 308 copies, 17 reviews
Star Struck 294 copies, 3 reviews
Insidious Intent 290 copies, 15 reviews
Common Murder 251 copies, 6 reviews
Still Life 230 copies, 19 reviews
Union Jack 223 copies, 5 reviews
How the Dead Speak 216 copies, 11 reviews
Final Edition 214 copies, 3 reviews
Booked for Murder 199 copies, 2 reviews
Hostage to Murder 186 copies, 5 reviews
1979 165 copies, 12 reviews
Cleanskin 94 copies, 5 reviews
A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir (Foreword) 75 copies, 2 reviews
Stranded 59 copies
Life's Too Short 23 copies, 1 review
Resistance 17 copies, 6 reviews
My Scotland 8 copies, 1 review
Final Edition | Union Jack 7 copies, 1 review
Footloose 5 copies
Mission Mini 5 copies
Village SOS 5 copies, 4 reviews
Deadheading 2 copies
The Cuckoo's Calling (Foreword, some editions) 8,436 copies, 545 reviews
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Introduction, some editions) 2,536 copies, 42 reviews
The Seven Dials Mystery (Introduction, some editions) 2,490 copies, 60 reviews
The Singing Sands (Introduction, some editions) 1,297 copies, 45 reviews
The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Introduction, some editions) 1,245 copies, 44 reviews
The Mistletoe Murder And Other Stories (Foreword) 589 copies, 34 reviews
The Library Book (Contributor) 348 copies, 14 reviews
Naked Came the Phoenix: A Serial Novel (Contributor) 286 copies, 7 reviews
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (Contributor) 278 copies, 4 reviews
Inherit the Dead (Contributor) 260 copies, 10 reviews
MatchUp (Contributor) 256 copies, 21 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (Contributor) 118 copies, 3 reviews
Tart Noir (Contributor) 106 copies, 3 reviews
The Best British Mysteries (Contributor) 70 copies
OxCrimes (Contributor) 64 copies, 7 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
P. S. Ich töte dich: 13 Zehn-Minuten-Thriller (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (Contributor) 53 copies, 1 review
3rd Culprit: An Annual of Crime Stories (Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (Contributor) 33 copies, 2 reviews
Mysterious Pleasures (Contributor) 31 copies, 2 reviews
Romance for Life (Contributor) 27 copies
Bloody Scotland (Contributor) 26 copies, 4 reviews
A Merry Band of Murderers (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Crime in the City (Contributor) 10 copies
It's OK to Be Gay (Contributor) 5 copies
Murder Squad (Foreword) 3 copies
Ausgezeichnete Morde (Contributor) 2 copies
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