Thursday, November 14, 2013

Val McDermid

Val McDermid's latest novel is Cross and Burn.

From her Q & A at Declan Burke's blog, Crime Always Pays:

What crime novel would you most like to have written?

ON BEULAH HEIGHT by Reginald Hill. Fascinating characters with real depth, terrific story-telling, beautifully written, it’s as much an elegy to love and loss as it is a crime novel.

What fictional character would you most like to have been?

Jim Hawkins, in TREASURE ISLAND. A great adventure, then coming home to a lifetime of possibilities.

Who do you read for guilty pleasures?

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.

Most satisfying writing moment?

Solving the. ...[read on]
Learn about McDermid's literary influences and her hero from outside literature.

See Val McDermid's top ten Oxford novels.

--Marshal Zeringue