The Kate Brannigan Mystery Series in Order - Val McDermid - FictionDBVal McDermid picks up the scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine, from the crime scene to the courtroom. The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died — and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces. More details…. Number one bestseller Val McDermid is back with her most gripping, chilling and suspenseful novel yet. Book 5 — Beneath the Bleeding HarperCollins,
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Tony Hill. McDermid comes from a working-class family in Fife. She studied English at St Hilda's College, Oxford ,  where she was the first student to be admitted from a Scottish state school. After graduation she became a journalist and worked briefly as a dramatist. McDermid was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Sunderland in McDermid has stated that Jacko Vance, a TV celebrity with a secret lust for torture, murder and under-age girls, who was featured in the Wire in the Blood and two later books, is based on her direct personal experience of interviewing Jimmy Savile.
A ccompanying Val McDermid around the small seaside town where she lives in Northumbria is not a straightforward affair. Driving back from the station we are flagged down by the post van and she is informed that a parcel has arrived for her. In the tiny high street she is stopped and asked details of a quiz night. Inside the pub she is genially accosted as to when a Woman's Hour item will be broadcast. It's no surprise that she is popular. She is a bestselling writer, a gregarious personality and a much-loved figure on the crime-writing scene.
Kate Brannigan is the name of the fictional character from the Kate Brannigan mystery series written by the famous Scottish author Val McDermid. The character of Kate Brannigan is first introduced in the novel Dead Beat, which was published in the year The consists of a total of six detective fiction novels published between the years and The firm deals with crimes related to security systems and computer frauds. Before becoming a private investigator, Kate enrolled herself for a law degree.