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Review: The Skeleton Road

The Skeleton Road, the latest standalone novel from Scottish crime writer Val McDermid, combines compelling characters and a cracking pace with an intriguing story that both entertains and enlightens. The story opens with a skeleton being found in the top … Continue reading

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The Goddess of Tartan Noir

It was my great pleasure to interview the “Goddess of Tartan Noir” (we all agreed “Queen” was just too, well, royalist) Val McDermid during her recent visit to Melbourne at an event hosted by Sisters in Crime Australia in collaboration with Melbourne’s … Continue reading

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Val Down Under: Talking with the Queen of Tartan Noir

Media release from the Sisters in Crime Australia website Tartan Noir Queen Val McDermid will be in wild and wonderful conversation with Australian crime author, Angela Savage, about her latest psychological thriller, The Skeleton Road, at Melbourne’s Comedy Club, 6 … Continue reading

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On a high note

My tumultuous year is ending on a high note, with The Half-Child making lists of best crime reads for 2010 in the Sydney Sun-Herald (‘Footnotes’), the Adelaide Advertiser (‘The best words between the covers’). It is high praise indeed to … Continue reading

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