It’s one of Harrogate’s most anticipated panels. Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in crime writing history, but can a hot, new upstart contest her title? Get ready for The Next Big Thing as Val hand picks her writers to watch, introducing four exciting debut talents: The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan, The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton and Dark Pines by Will Dean.