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»McDermid continues to provide compelling, page-turning, spine-tingling (both these novels have scenes that will, as my grandmother used to say, “curl your hair”), vividly realistic and suspenseful tales of what happens when people are left to their own devices and desires.«

Victoria Brownworth

Victoria Brownworth about the two novels The Retribution and The Vanishing Poin by Val McDermid. Her review you will find at the Lambda Literary Review.

»Crime fiction has transformed itself in the past twenty years or so and discerning readers have noticed that. Readers who know their stuff know that there is some terrific writing in this genre, books that shine a light on the society we live in, stories that make us confront the less appealing side of human behaviour.«

Val McDermid

Scottish crime writer, Val McDermid, recently visited South Africa. Naomi Meyer asked her about her new book (The Vanishing Point) and South African crime fiction. Read the interview at