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The award-winning Scottish crime novelist writes numerous successful series.
A former journalist, Val McDermid is a Scottish mystery and suspense writer known for several popular mystery series centered around the characters Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan, Tony Hill, and Carol Jordan. McDermid’s first Hill/Jordan novel, The Mermaids Singing, won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, while her book A Place of Execution was nominated for the Edgar Award, among other honors.