Featuring: Val McDermid, Renee Knight, Clare Mackintosh, Ben McPherson and Lucy Ribchester. The return of the panel dedicated to showcasing the year’s most dazzling debut authors! Always a sell-out, this event will see Queen of Crime Val McDermid in the hot seat to hand-pick four of the brightest new talents ready for a new crime wave. She’ll be inviting Renee Knight, Clare Mackintosh, Ben McPherson and Lucy Ribchester to discuss their debut novels. Eager readers on the lookout for the next big thing will be given the chance to discover a sure-fire list of ‘ones to watch’. Not to be missed! New Blood With Val McDemid was recorded live at Harrogate International Festivals' Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in July 2015.