1979

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1979. It is the winter of discontent, and reporter Allie Burns is hunting for the story that will make her name. There are few women in the newsroom and she needs an explosive scoop for the boys’ club to take her seriously. Allie and fellow junior reporter Danny Sullivan aren’t afraid to raise hackles as they expose the underbelly of respectable Scotland. But shining light into the darkness creates powerful enemies. When Allie comes up with a plan to infiltrate a Glasgow terror plot, it’s the break she needs – and much more than just a story. Allie is a woman in a man’s world – and putting a foot wrong could be fatal.

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THE FIRST IN A THRILLING NEW SERIES FROM THE QUEEN OF CRIME, AND AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

McDermid is at her considerable best’ GUARDIAN

‘An irresistible and palpable journey’ PATRICIA CORNWELL

The shadows hide a deadly story . . .

1979. It is the winter of discontent, and reporter Allie Burns is chasing her first big scoop. There are few women in the newsroom and she needs something explosive for the boys’ club to take her seriously.

Soon Allie and fellow journalist Danny Sullivan are exposing the criminal underbelly of respectable Scotland. They risk making powerful enemies – and Allie won’t stop there.

When she discovers a home-grown terrorist threat, Allie comes up with a plan to infiltrate the group and make her name. But she’s a woman in a man’s world . . . and putting a foot wrong could be fatal.

THE NEXT ALLIE BURNS THRILLER, 1989, IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW
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‘A brilliant novel by a supremo of the genre at the height of her powers. A cast of engaging new characters promise to make this an unmissable new seriesPETER JAMES

Remarkable and compelling . . . the Queen of Crime has delivered another masterpieceDAVID BALDACCI

‘Val McDermid is the absolute QUEEN. Allie is a fabulous character, I’ll go wherever she takes me and I’m dying to see what she does nextMARIAN KEYES

‘Packed full of Val McDermid’s trademark brilliance, 1979 is a thrilling snapshot of a fascinating era’ JANE HARPER

Unrivalled. Unmissable. Unforgettable. 1979 is Val McDermid at her nail-biting, heart-rending bestCHRIS WHITAKER

‘McDermid was a newshound at the time and it shows . . . Her best book in yearsTHE TIMES, BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘Allie Burns is off to a flying start, and well worth following down the decadesTHE SCOTSMAN

‘A brilliant thriller, as well as a perfect snapshot of the social and political issues of the time’ LINWOOD BARCLAY

‘A new series from Val McDermid promises to be an event – and 1979 delivers. Full of wit, thrills and incisive social observation and features a marvellous new character to follow through the years to come’ MICK HERRON

Absolutely fantastic. I have been reading Val McDermid for twenty-five years, so I am really saying something when I tell you I enjoyed this novel the mostCHRIS BROOKMYRE

‘The good news is that this excellent novel marks the start of a new seriesGUARDIAN

Brilliant characters, masterful plotting and a pitch-perfect evocation of the heyday of newspapers. I loved itCHRIS HAMMER

‘McDermid can do edge-of-seat suspense better than most novelists . . . An excellent opener to what promises to be an outstanding seriesSPECTATOR

‘A gratifyingly multi-faceted characterFINANCIAL TIMES

‘The work of a writer at the peak of her powersHERALD

‘The fast-paced storytelling flows irresistiblyIRISH TIMES

A pacey read DAILY EXPRESS

‘A sensational novel. A surefire bestseller from one of Britain’s most accomplished writersSUNDAY EXPRESS

‘A nail-biting new series’ OBSERVER

The Crime Queen has done it again and created a character we will all come to know and love. A masterpieceDAILY RECORD

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Weight 0.7 kg
Dimensions 23.6 × 15.8 × 4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

418

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K