‘McDermid’s expertly juggled plotlines and masterful handling of pace and tension tick all the best boxes.’ – The Guardian
Ever a firm favourite with crime fans, the magnificent Val McDermid is returning to the East Neuk for her latest novel, Insidious Intent. Val is a beloved figure in the bookshop, renowned as an engaging and thoroughly humorous speaker, and we’re thrilled that she is returning to us.
Insidious Intent takes us back into the familiar world of Tony Hill and Carol Jordan as they investigate the grisly discovery of a body in a burnt out car. As it becomes apparent that the supposed accident is connected to other similar incidents, Hill and Jordan are soon on the hunt for an individual willing to snatch single women from weddings and leave their bodies burning inside their own vehicles. The case proves to be one of the most challenging and harrowing that Hill and Jordan have ever had to face.
Val never fails to disappoint with her brilliantly plotted page-turners, and she is truly deserving of her title ‘The Queen of Crime’. This promises to be a fabulous evening with a living legend of the genre.