Val McDermid in Edinburgh

The doyenne of crime writing joins us to celebrate her eagerly anticipated, electrifying thriller, 'How the Dead Speak'.

Greenside Church, Edinburgh

Thursday 29th August, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Signing


About the Event

Come along to 2 Blenheim Place from 6pm for a glass of something and a tour of the newly opened bookshop. Then we’ll head up to Greenside Church for a brilliant evening in the company of the Queen of Crime, starting at 8pm.

After an explosive case that forced Tony Hill and Carol Jordan to reassess everything they thought they knew about right and wrong, both are dealing with the fallout in their own separate ways. While Tony must pay the price for his actions, Carol is conducting investigations into suspected miscarriages of justice. But when a shocking discovery is made on a construction site, and skeletal remains are found to belong to a killer who is supposedly alive and in prison, suddenly, Tony and Carol are brought into each other’s orbit once again…

'Further evidence that her 'Queen of Crime' status will not be challenged' – The Scotsman

Venue Information

Greenside Church
1b Royal Terrace
United Kingdom

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
"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
"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

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