Queen of Crime author Val McDermid to discuss her career at South Shields event

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Crime thriller fans are in for a treat as a leading writer comes to town.

The Queen of Crime, Val McDermid, will be making an appearance at The Word to host ‘An Audience With.....’

She is an excellent writer and her long, successful career demonstrates this.

Tania Robinson

The event will take place on Friday September 1 and will see the Scottish author discuss her career and how she became a number one best seller.

She will also be talking about her new novel, Insidious Intent, as well as taking questions from audience members.

The 62-year-old, who has sold over 15 million books to date, is best known for her Wire in the Blood series which was later adapted for TV.

She has also written three other series’, including private detective Kate Brannigan, journalist Lindsay Gordon and, most recently, cold case detective Karen Pirie.

In addition, she has published several award-winning standalone novels, two non-fiction books and a children’s picture book, My Granny is a Pirate.

Insidious Intent sees Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan tackle their latest crime investigation in the North of England.

Tania Robinson, Head of Marketing and Culture for The Word: National Centre for the Written Word, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing an author of Val McDermid’s calibre to South Shields.

“She is an excellent writer and her long, successful career demonstrates this.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming her to The Word, and hope crime-fiction fans from across the North East will join us for what is set to be a fantastic evening.”

Tickets for An Audience With Val McDermid cost £3 and can be booked online, by visiting www.theworduk.org or at the venue’s gift shop, Shop@The Word.

This event is suitable for over 18s only.

For more information about The Word and forthcoming events, call 0191 427 1818 email enquiries@theworduk.org or visit www.theworduk.org.