Val McDermid Q&A

With over 16 million copies of her books published and having been translated into 40 languages. Val McDermid is one of Scotland’s most prolific writers. Her first novel was published in 1987. It was the first British crime novel with a lesbian detective. This was the time of Thatcher government creation of section 28, making it illegal for local authorities to support anything that may promote same sex relationships. I asked her how hard it was to get her book out there.