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Denise Mina

Born in Glasgow in 1966, Denise Mina is the author of the Garnethill trilogy of books featuring the journalist Patricia ‘Paddy' Mehan. The first two books in this series have been adapted into a BBC drama starring Peter Capaldi and David Morrissey. She has also written 13 issues of the comic book Hellblazer.

Denise lived in various locations while she was growing up due to her father's work and before publishing her first book she worked as a barmaid, cook and nurse. She earned a law degree from Glasgow university and published her first novel in 1988. Critically acclaimed, The End of the Wasp Season won the Martin Beck Award and Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.



Denise Mina Books

  • Denise Mina Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407243009 - Denise Mina
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    Hailed by the likes of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, CWA Dagger winner Denise Mina creates gripping worlds that showcase the dark underbelly of modern city life.

    In Resolution, Maureen O'Donnell owes more than she makes in a year in back taxes and finds herself the reluctant star witness in the trial of psychologist Angus Farrell, the man accused of murdering her boyfriend; while Exile finds Maureen running away to London seeking answers to the mysterious surroundings of a friend's death...

    The Field of Blood sees investigative journalist Paddy Meehan investigating the disappearance of a child, an act that finds her shunned by those closest to her.

  • AIXWT
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    It's a peaceful Sunday evening in suburban Glasgow until a battered van pulls up to one home and disgorges a group of armed men in balaclavas. They smash into the house and hold the family at gunpoint and demand millions of pounds. Baffled, the assembled people protest that they don't have access to that sort of money. The attackers kidnap the elderly grandfather and storm off into the night. Now senior policewoman Alex Morrow has been summoned to investigate the case. But there are so many mysteries. Who were the men? And why did they think a normal household concealed untold riches? The family is certainly not talking. But as she starts to delve deeper, she realises that there are dark secrets all around...
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    Salt water lifts blood. Only salt water. Loch Lomond is a mile deep but the woman's body surfaced anyway. Found bludgeoned and dumped in the water, she now haunts Iain Fraser, the man who put her there. She trusted him and now that misplaced trust is gnawing through Iain's chest. He thinks it will kill him. Nearby Helensburgh is an idyllic Victorian town. One-time home to a quarter of all the millionaires in Britain, it is quaint, sleepy and chocolate-box pretty. But the real town is shot through with deception, lies and vested interests. As tensions rise and the police seek a killer, the conflicts that lurk beneath Helensburgh's calm waters threaten to explode. All Iain Fraser has to do is keep on lying.
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    A grandfather brutally murdered in a post office raid. A corrupt politician fighting for his future. A police force up for sale. Three crimes leading to one question - who really runs Glasgow? Recently returned to work after the birth of her twins, DS Alex Morrow is called in to head the murder enquiry. The grandfather had helped the gunmen before being shot - was it a moment of madness, a noble act of self-sacrifice, or did the old man and his killer share a dark past? One city, three crimes and a powerful connection that runs from Glasgow's dark criminal underworld to the international spheres of the super rich.
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    `A masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain's finest living crime novelist' Daily Telegraph **WINNER OF THE 2017 MCILVANNEY PRIZE FOR SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR** **CHOSEN BY THE TELEGRAPH AS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017** **CHOSEN BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES AS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017** **CHOSEN BY THE GUARDIAN AS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017** **CHOSEN BY THE SCOTSMAN AS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017** Glasgow, 1957. It is a December night and William Watt is desperate. His family has been murdered and he needs to find out who killed them. He arrives at a bar to meet Peter Manuel, who claims he can get hold of the gun that was used. But Watt soon realises that this infamous criminal will not give up information easily. Inspired by true events, The Long Drop follows Watt and Manuel along back streets and into smoky pubs, and on to the courtroom where the murder trial takes place. Can Manuel really be trusted to tell the truth? And how far will Watt go to get what he wants? `Relentlessly tense and exciting' Sunday Mirror `The Long Drop is not just a success and a thrilling read in its own right, but a game-changer for the genre' Scotland on Sunday `The extraordinary story of a 1950s Glasgow murder mystery' Guardian
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    When wealthy Sarah Erroll dies a violent death at her home in a posh part of Glasgow, the local community is stunned by what appears to be a truly gratuitous act. Heavily pregnant with desperately wanted twins, DS Alex Morrow is called in to investigate and soon discovers that there is more to Sarah's murder than it first seems. On the other side of town, Thomas Anderson is called into the headmaster's office at his boarding school to be told that his tyrannical father - a banker responsible for the loss of many livelihoods in the recession - has committed suicide by hanging himself from the old oak tree on the lawn of their home. Thomas returns to the family home to find his mother and sister in a state of numb shock. The head of the household is dead, yet their initial reaction is not that of grief, but relief. As Alex Morrow slowly unravels the connections between the two cases, she faces her greatest challenge yet as her work and home lives collide with potentially disastrous consequences.
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    A girl who has seen more darkness than most. A Scottish lawyer waiting to be killed. A fingerprint discovered at a murder scene, from a man who couldn't possibly have been there. As DI Alex Morrow investigates the death of a young businessman, she uncovers a vicious network of power and corruption that reaches back to Glasgow on the night Princess Diana died. And to a fourteen-year-old girl sat in a car with a dead body, the murder weapon still in her hand.
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    In this final graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson's international bestseller, Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: If and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that nearly destroyed her life.
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    With a new introduction by VAL McDERMID When psychiatric patient Maureen O'Donnell finds her boyfriend dead in her living room, she is faced with a difficult situation. Glasgow police view her as both a suspect and an unstable witness - and even her mother is convinced of her involvement. Feeling betrayed by friends and family, Maureen begins to doubt her own version of events. Panic-stricken, she sets out in pursuit of the truth and soon picks up a horrifying trail of deception and suppressed scandal. Then a second body is discovered. Maureen realises that unless she gets to the killer first, her life is in danger... `The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years' Ian Rankin `Mina...may be Britain's finest living crime novelist' Daily Telegraph `Mina can chill your blood and break your heart in the same sentence' Mark Billingham `One of the most original voices in crime fiction' Daily Mail WINNER OF THE CWA JOHN CREASEY DAGGER FOR BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL