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Mar 30, 2020
Special Guests: Sara Paretsky In Conversation With Val McDermid
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Chicago meets Kirkcaldy. Two Queens of the genre. One stage.

Before there was Lisbeth Salander there was V I Warshawski. Sara Paretsky revolutionised the mystery world when she introduced V I in Indemnity Only. By creating a believable investigator with the grit and the smarts to tackle problems on the mean streets, she challenged a genre in which women typically were either vamps or victims.

Paretsky put fire in Warshawski’s eyes and in the process inspired a generation of women crime writers, including Val McDermid. One of the biggest names of the genre, Val’s creations include Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan and the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series.

Two passionate, electrifying authors with a passion for social justice. Expect sparks to fly.

Special Guests: Sara Paretsky In Conversation With Val McDermid was recorded live at Harrogate International Festivals' Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in July 2015.
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