Val McDermid


Val McDermid is a world-class crime writer, whose best-selling novels have won the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year Award, and the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger and Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for outstanding achievement. She is also a multiple finalist for the Edgar Award. She lives in Scotland.


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

In my 60s, I have finally realised my dream of rock stardom. I am the lead vocalist of the Fun Lovin Crime Writers, a supergroup who sing about murder for fun. We’re better than people expect. I am the Debbie Harry of polar. I also write novels.


Favorite “noir”

book : The Big Clock, Kenneth Fearing

movie : The Killing, Søren Sveistrup

author : James Sallis