Scotland’s Queen of crime fiction grew up in a mining community in Fife before going on to read English at Oxford and a career in journalism. She has just celebrated thirty years as a published novelist and alongside her many best-sellers she is also known for her feisty appearances on Question Time.

She will be in conversation with her fellow crime-writer, Doug Johnstone about her latest novel, Insidious Intent, the tenth novel to feature Tony Hill and Carol Jordan in which a burning car on a deserted country road kicks off their latest investigation, as Hill and Jordan are drawn into a dark and twisted web of fear and revenge that forces them to question their own ideas of justice.

Val also has taken to the stage recently (Edinburgh International Book Festival, Bloody Scotland) as part of the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers. This merry band of crime writers (including Christopher Brookmyre, Mark Billingham and Doug Johnstone amongst others) murder their favourite tunes.

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