Manchester Literature Festival presents Val McDermid and Denise Mina

Queens of Tartan Noir, Val McDermid and Denise Mina, join us to discuss their brilliant new novels.

Manchester Central Library, Manchester

Saturday 30th November, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

  • Book signing
  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers


About the Event

In How the Dead Speak, Val brings Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan together again when the remains of a killer, who's supposedly alive and in prison, are found on a construction site. In Conviction, Denise weaves together the break-up of Anna McDonald's marriage and a true crime podcast, to force Anna to confront her hidden past.

Val is the highly acclaimed writer of over 40 books including The Wire in the Blood and Denise won the Gordon Burn Prize for The Long Drop.

Presented in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester.

Venue Information

Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square
M2 5PD
United Kingdom
Phone: 01618373000

About the Book

How The Dead Speak
How The Dead Speak

Val McDermid

Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group

Publication date:22 Aug 2019


3.50 out of 5
5 reviews
"McDermid’s storytelling is as classy and compelling as ever"
The Guardian
"There are numerous plot lines in this novel, and they are elegantly choreographed and intertwined."
The Scotsman
"McDermid on exemplary form"
Financial Times
"engrossing at the time,"
The Times
"It is a touching development in their relationship, but feels more like an interlude than a fully realised novel"
The Sunday Times

The next heart-pounding Tony Hill and Carol Jordan thriller from number one bestseller and queen of crime, Val McDermid.