01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Val McDermid

£0.00£10.00

Date: Friday 27 March 2020 at 7pm

Location: OA4/01-02, Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

One of the biggest names in crime fiction, Val McDermid writes electrifyingly suspenseful novels filled with warmth, wit and vividly memorable characters. Her latest, How the Dead Speak, brings Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan together again, when the remains are found of a killer who is supposedly alive and in prison. A multi-award-winning and No 1 bestselling author, Val is also the creator of the Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan and DCI Karen Pirie series.

This event will also have a short introduction to Nell Pattison, an exciting new voice in crime fiction. In her debut, The Silent House, a young girl is murdered, but her family are deaf, so BSL interpreter Paige Northwood is called in to help the police investigation. Having started to lose her hearing in her 20s, Nell draws on her own experience for this gripping thriller.

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Event Details

Date: March 27, 2020

Start time: 07:00 p.m.

End time: 08:10 p.m.

Venue: OA4/01-02, Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

One of the biggest names in crime fiction, Val McDermid writes electrifyingly suspenseful novels filled with warmth, wit and vividly memorable characters. Her latest, How the Dead Speak, brings Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan together again, when the remains are found of a killer who is supposedly alive and in prison. A multi-award-winning and No 1 bestselling author, Val is also the creator of the Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan and DCI Karen Pirie series.

This event will also have a short introduction to Nell Pattison, an exciting new voice in crime fiction. In her debut, The Silent House, a girl is murdered in the night, but her family are deaf and hear nothing. Writing from her own experience – the author began losing her hearing in her 20s and specialises in Deaf education – Nell has created a remarkable new character in Paige Northwood, a BSL interpreter brought in to help solve the terrifying crime.

Val McDermid: The Queen of Crime, Val McDermid is a multi-award-winning author, who is the recipient of many honorary doctorates and has acted as a judge for several major awards. She has written four main series: Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan, DCI Karen Pirie and the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, the last of which were adapted for the highly successful TV drama, Wire in the Blood, starring Robson Green. Her novels have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 40 languages. Val grew up in Kirkcaldy on the east coast of Scotland. Alongside her career as a number one bestselling novelist, she has written short stories, non-fiction, children’s books and radio plays.

Nell Pattison: After studying English at university, Nell Pattison became a teacher and specialised in Deaf education. She has been teaching in the Deaf community for 12 years in both England and Scotland, working with students who use BSL. Nell began losing her hearing in her 20s, but still refuses to wear her hearing aids. She lives in North Lincolnshire with her husband and child. The Silent House is her debut novel.

Age guidance: 12+

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Additional information

Date

27 March 2020

Time

7pm-8.10pm

Cost

£0, £10, £7

Ticket Type

University of Huddersfield staff or student (please bring relevant ID), Concession, Full Price

Venue

Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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