Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

S1 Ep 4 Val McDermid on Josephine Tey

Val McDermid is an award-winning Scottish novelist who has sold over 19 million books. She's the author of the 'Wire in the Blood' and 'Traces' series and 'Past Lying'. She's also the lead singer of the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers.


The plaque she's chosen is on Castle Street in Inverness and reads: "Site of MacKintosh fruit shop, family business of writer Josephine Tey (Elizabeth MacKintosh) 1896-1952, author of The Daughter of Time". We spoke about MacKintosh's career and legacy as a Golden Age crime writer, the aliases she used and the rigid separation between the lives she led in Scotland and London.  


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