Same Crime, Next Year
Val McDermid's short story celebrating the unique atmosphere of crime writing festivals is set in Harrogate and imagines the fallout from a torrid affair between two crime writers.
Short story series celebrating the unique atmosphere of Crime Writing Festivals. Tonight, a new story by Val McDermid, who is one of the co-founders of the Theakston's Crime Writing Festival, held every July in Harrogate, and which has become one of the biggest celebrations of the genre in the world.
Her story, "Same Crime, Next Year" is set at Harrogate and imagines the fallout from a torrid affair between two crime writers.
Last Thursday (21st July), on the opening night of this year's Crime Festival in Harrogate, Val was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award, joining past winners Sara Paretsky, Lynda La Plante, Ruth Rendell, PD James, Colin Dexter and Reginald Hill.
Reader: Siobhan Redmond
Writer: Val McDermid
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.