Val McDermid

born 4 June 1955

Val McDermid was born on 4 June 1955 and grew up in Kirkcaldy, Fife. She went to Oxford University, and then worked as a journalist. Since her first book, Report for Murder, in 1984, she has sold over 10 million copies of 26 crime novels. The ITV series Wire in the Blood was based on her books.

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