Val McDermid is one of the most admired crime authors at work, selling 10 million copies of her novels worldwide. As the ‘queen of psychological thrillers’, her most enduring creation is the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, adapted for TV as Wire in the Blood.
Dame Professor Sue Black is a forensic anthropologist and Val’s go-to expert. Founding director of the award-winning Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at Dundee University, she was awarded an OBE for her International Human Identification work on mass graves. Working with police teams, she provided innovative evidence that led to the conviction of Scotland’s largest paedophile ring. Sue is the author of All That Remains: A Life in Death.