Featuring Val McDermid on killing people for fun and profit, Denise Mina on Glasgow’s 1950s serial killer and Sarah Ward on her Derbyshire detective.
Join us for a slap-up meal at Buxton’s historic Old Hall Hotel in the company of three fascinating writers.
Dubbed the Queen of Crime, Val McDermid has sold over 15 million books to date and is translated into over 40 languages. She is perhaps best-known for her Wire in the Blood series, featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan, which was adapted for television starring Robson Green. Her most recent novel Out of Bounds was a number one bestseller and her brand new novel Insidious Intent was published in August
Multi-award-winning Denise Mina – described as ‘one of crime fiction’s most acute observers of contemporary society’ is the author of 12 novels, including the Garnethill, Paddy Meehan and Alex Morrow series. She talks about blurring the lines between fact and fiction in her latest novel, The Long Drop. Based on the case of notorious 1950s Glasgow killer Peter Manuel, it skilfully recreates the feel of the era, in a book which ‘cuts to the bone, laying bare the prideful wickedness of men in a tale that is as often touching as it is frightening’
Sarah Ward, the author of the critically acclaimed In Bitter Chill, reviews the best of current crime fiction published around the world for her blog, as well as Euro Crime and CrimeSquad. She lives in Derbyshire, the setting of her novels, including her latest, A Patient Fury, featuring Detective Constable Connie Childs
Date: Sunday, 4 March