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#AskValMcDermid: the highlights of our crime writing and forensics Q&A

We hope you enjoyed last week’s live video Q&A with best-selling crime writer, Val McDermid, and two forensic experts from the University of Dundee. Here are some of the highlights – our three favourite questions, plus the team’s answers.

Jeremy Feijten asked: “Is it possible that forensics can’t explain a person’s death? Or is there always a piece of evidence that can indicate what happened to the victim?”

Leanna Baker asked: “I’m a novice in forensic science. How useful would a knowledge of crime fiction be for this course?”

And Evelyn Reisinger asked: “What is the relation between ‘real life’ influencing crime fiction and vice-versa?”

If you were inspired by #AskValMcDermid, join the free online course “Identifying the Dead: Forensic Science and Human Identification” to find out more. You’ll take on the role of a forensic investigator and solve a murder mystery penned by Val.

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