Val McDermid

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Birthday
4, 1955
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
4, 1955 (age 64)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

Scottish crime and suspense novelist. She is best known for her Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, which includes such titles as The Mermaids Singing, Beneath the Bleeding, and The Retribution.

Before Fame

After graduating from St. Hilda's College, Oxford, she worked briefly as both a journalist and a playwright.

Trivia

Her popular characters include investigator Kate Brannigan, journalist Lindsay Gordon, and psychologist Tony Hill.

Family Life

Prior to their separation, she and her longtime female partner conceived a son, Cameron, through artificial insemination.

Associated With

Actor Robson Green starred in the television adaptation of McDermid's Hill and Jordan series.