Val Mcdermid

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The Ted Bundy Tapes: some of the killer’s victims. Photograph: Netflix

We are all familiar with what the police officer sees when he enters the room. We have seen it more times than we care to recall – on TV, in films, in(...)

Ailbhe Griffith in The Meeting

There is no easy way of reviewing the latest, thought-provoking film from the versatile Alan Gilsenan. The Meeting, focusing on a woman’s attempt to p(...)

Bones: Emily Deschanel, as Temperance Brennan, with TJ Thyne in the series based on Kathy Reichs’s novels. Photograph:  Fox via Getty

Kathy Reichs was 49 when she published her first novel. She had until then worked as a forensic anthropologist, and she offers an admirably frank expl(...)

Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves his home in north London. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

The world of politics, diplomacy and celebrity has reacted with a mixture of amusement and horror to the news that Boris Johnson has been appointed Br(...)

Forensics by Val McDermid
  • Books
  • February 14, 2015, 01:37

Our fascination with crime has spawned libraries of books and years of TV programming. Val McDermid is a major player in the genre, with 28 novels and(...)

Michael Connelly: wears his Raymond Chandler influences lightly. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty

The shot was fired a decade ago, but Orlando Merced, a mariachi band member, has only now succumbed, which means Harry Bosch has a very unusual open-u(...)

 JK Rowling: was recently attacked online following a blog posting where she compared extreme nationalists to Death Eaters, supporters of the evil Voldemort in her Harry Potter series. Photograph: Ian West/PA

Scotland’s best known literary icon, the poet Robert Burns, would vote for independence in this week’s referendum, according to Alex Salmond, the nati(...)

Sinead Crowley: “the last book that made me text everyone I knew and demand they buy it was Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

Sinead Crowley, RTÉ’s arts and media correspondent, is the author of Can Anybody Help Me? (Quercus, £12.99). A self-confessed internet addict, she (...)