The Distant Echo: Book 1 (Detective Karen Pirie)
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Adapted by Emer Kenny (Harlots, Save Me Too) who will also take the role of Karen’s friend River Wilde, Karen Pirie also stars Chris Jenks (Sex Education) as Jason ‘Mint’ Murray and Zach Wyatt (Blithe Spirit) as DS Phil Parhatka. Twenty-five years later, police mount a cold-case review. Among the unsolved murders they're examining is that of Rosie Duff. But someone else has his own idea of how justice should be done.Mina, Denise (February 2002). "Denise Mina talks to Val McDermid". Sunday Herald. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007 . Retrieved 9 July 2007. Twenty-five years later, the police started a cold case review; technological advances should help convict Rosie’s killer. Within weeks, two men who found Rosie’s body are dead, and another has been beaten to within an inch of his life. The police, however, are reluctant to connect the incidents. The only way the remaining witness can survive is to find out who murdered Rosie all those years ago. Review
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PW: You've written two traditional private detective series, the Jordan/Hill series and two stand-alone thrillers. How do you decide which you're going to write? Continue reading » iNews– This adaptation of the first of Val McDermid’s bestselling series, starring Lauren Lyle as a gutsy twentysomething sleuth, is a refreshing take on the genre.
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After graduation, she became a journalist and began her literary career as a dramatist. Her first success as a novelist, Report for Murder: The First Lindsay Gordon Mystery occurred in 1987.  This time out 4 friends walking home at 3 in the morning stumble across a dead girl on the side of a hill.
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a b Wroe, Nicholas (12 August 2011). "Val McDermid: a life in writing". The Guardian . Retrieved 29 May 2019. Cunningly plotted narrative… McDermid administers the venom drop by drop… the characters are sensitively drawn.
In McDermid's crafty stand-alone thriller, psychiatrist Charlotte "Charlie" Flint gives expert testimony at the Leicester murder trial of Bill Hopton that contributes to his acquittal. When Hopton Continue reading » The Independent– Val McDermid adaptation hits each benchmark of a good detective thriller with the resounding thud of an assassinated key witness meeting the hard concrete of an empty car park. Anna Burnside (2 September 2016). "Straight-talking Val McDermid lifts lid on her latest novel and why she's the badass woman of the week". Daily Record . Retrieved 25 October 2016.