Friday 1 October 2021 | 7:00pm

Val McDermid Live in Cambridge

Friday 1 October 2021 | 7:00pm

Val McDermid Live in Cambridge

£10.00£12.00 - Single event ticket
Join the Queen of Crime, Val McDermid, as she introduces her brand new series of novels set at critical moments across the past four decades. 

This event will be held live for a socially distanced audience at West Road Concert Hall

‘McDermid remains unrivalled . . . brilliant’ – Observer

Val McDermid is back with a new series of crime thrillers! 

Join us this autumn for an event centred on the first book of the new series, 1979. McDermid will introduce us to ambitious young journalist Allie Burns, who’s on the hunt for the story that will change her career. The only woman working the Glasgow news desk, she needs a ground-breaking scoop for the boy’s club to take her seriously. Writing the genre that she knows best, McDermid’s new plot enters the criminal underbelly of respectable Scotland.  

Don’t miss the chance to see the Queen of Crime in Cambridge! 

Author Biography

Val McDermid has sold over 17 million books to date across the globe and is translated into more than 40 languages. She is perhaps best-known for her Wire in the Bloodseries, featuring Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, which was adapted for television starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris. Val has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger, the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger, the Grand Prix des Romans D’Aventure and the LA Times Book of the Year. In 2016 she received the Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction award at the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Harrogate Crime Festival and in 2017 she was elected a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She has served as a judge for both the Booker Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and chaired the Wellcome Book Prize in 2017. She is the recipient of six Honorary Doctorates and is an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford. 

About this event

Event information  ‘This event will be presented live to a socially distanced audience. Face coverings are to be worn at all times in the venue. You can view our latest COVID policy here
Venue West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, CB3 9DP. West Road’s COVID policy can be found here
Tickets Tickets are limited to 10 per account holder. Please bring a paper or digital copy of the booking confirmation email with you to the event as your ticket.
Booking fee   Ticket price includes a £1.00 booking fee
Concessions Under 25s are eligible for a discounted tickets. Please bring proof of age to the event