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The Best Val McDermid Books

Updated June 14, 2019 327 votes 175 voters 12.1k views29 items

List RulesVote for the Val McDermid novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Val McDermid books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Val McDermid is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Val McDermid who want to know which novels they should start reading first. Suspenseful and full of chills and thrills, these books will keep you turning the page. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.List includes Report for Murder, Conferences Are Murder and more. What are Val McDermid's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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    83
    21

    First Published1999

    SubjectsDetective, Crime

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2
    29
    4

    SubjectsPolice procedural, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 3
    21
    9
  • 4
    15
    4

    The Distant Echo

    Val McDermid

    First Published2003

    SubjectsRevenge, Scotland, Murder

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction

  • 5
    15
    6

    Fever of the Bone

    Val McDermid
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    9
    2

    First Published2004

    SubjectsPolice procedural, Police, England

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 7
    8
    2

    Report for Murder

    Val McDermid

    SubjectsEspionage, Police procedural, Suspense, Lesbian, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 8
    9
    5

    Grave Tattoo

    Val McDermid
  • 9
    7
    2

    SubjectsEngland

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 10
    5
    4

    A Darker Domain

    Val McDermid

    First Published2008

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Psychological thriller

  • 11
    5
    4

    First Published2007

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction

  • 12
    2
    0

    Booked for Murder

    Val McDermid

    First Published1996

    SubjectsLesbian

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 13
    0
    2

    Crack down

    Val McDermid

    SubjectsAdventure, Lesbian, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 14
    2
    2

    Clean break

    Val McDermid

    SubjectsLesbian, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 15
    0
    2

    Dead beat

    Val McDermid

    SubjectsEngland

  • 16
    0
    2

    Kickback

    Val McDermid

    SubjectsEngland

  • 17
    5
    11

    SubjectsPolice, Mystery, British Cuisine, England, Germany

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 18

    SubjectsSocial science, Criminal justice, Women, United States of America, Great Britain

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

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    2
    2

    SubjectsScotland, Lesbian

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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    2
    4

    Blue genes

    Val McDermid

    SubjectsLesbian, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 21
    2
    0

    Star Struck

    Francess Lantz, Eileen Goudge

    SubjectsLesbian, England

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 22
    2
    0

    Hostage to Murder

    Val McDermid

    SubjectsLesbian

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 23
    2
    0

    Final Edition

    Val McDermid

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 24
    2
    2

    Union Jack

    Val McDermid

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

  • 25
    0
    0

    Common murder

    Val McDermid

    SubjectsLesbian

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction