Monday, February 27, 2012

Scottish Crime Writer Val McDermid Celebrates 25th Novel

Steve Hendry at the British newspaper the Sunday Mail offers a story on popular crime novelist Val McDermid looking back at her beginnings as a crime writer.

The best-selling crime author's latest book, The Retribution, is her 25th in almost 25 years and is likely to add to her 10million sales worldwide.

But while her plan has come together in spectacular style, the landmark came as a surprise to the 56-year-old Fifer.

She said: "When I was writing it, it was just this year's book. It was only after I finished I thought, 'This is the 25th.' I couldn't quite believe it.

"It doesn't feel like I have that length of work behind me. I don't quite understand how it happened.

You can read the rest of the story via the below link:

You can also read my Philadelphia Inquirer review of McDermid's latest novel The Retribution via the below link:

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