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English Research Seminar --- Val McDermid Josephine Tey: forgotten foremother of Scottish Crime Fiction


Josephine Tey is revered among practitioners of crime writing but relatively unknown among its readers. Although she wrote only a handful of novels, she mapped a path for her many followers.

Val McDermid sees her as the bridge between the Golden Age and the modern psychological thriller, paving the way for writers such as Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell.

Join Val as she shares her thoughts on this relatively unknown author.