Recorded live at HIF’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
The Queen of Crime, Val McDermid, handpicks four hot new talents.
Gytha Lodge is a multi-award winning playwright who studied creative writing at UEA. Her debut, She Lies in Wait, is dubbed as the biggest debut of 2019. Contending that title is investigative journalist, Holly Watt, her first novel To the Lions received acclaim as a ‘breathholding rollercoaster of a read’.
From Down Under, Scrublands is the powerful compulsive thriller from journalist and foreign correspondent, Chris Hammer. And freelance writer and editor, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut, My Sister the Serial Killer, mixes crime, sisterly love and murder, hailed by the New York Times as ‘pulpy, peppery and sinister.’
Witness the riveting rising stars of the genre in the most anticipated panel of the Festival.
New Blood With Val McDermid was recorded live at Harrogate International Festivals’ Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in July 2019.
Oyinkan Braithwaite’s book My Sister The Serial Killer has been shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year 2020. Vote for My Sister The Serial Killer, and discover the shortlist here.
Podcast music by Joseph McDade.