This summer marks the beginning of a brand new series from the Queen of Crime, Val McDermid! We are delighted that Val will be joining us for a live in-person event in September to celebrate the unmissable first story in her new, pulse-pounding series.
1979. It is the winter of discontent and ambitious young journalist Allie Burns is on the
hunt for the story that will change her career. As the only woman working the Glasgow
news desk, she needs a ground-breaking scoop for the boy’s club to take her seriously.
However, the stakes are raised higher than Allie could have ever imagined when her journalism
partner, Danny, is found murdered in his flat. Together they have been investigating
stories that nobody wants exposed, and in doing so they have made some powerful
As she embarks on her quest for the truth and justice for Danny, Allie is forced to tread
carefully. After all, she is a woman in a man’s world and – with her greatest ally dead –
nobody can be trusted.