The Dead Hour

The Dead Hour

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Discover the second novel in the pulse-racing Paddy Meehan series, from award-winning author Denise Mina.

'Mina can chill your blood and break your heart in the same sentence' Mark Billingham

Journalist Paddy Meehan is called to a domestic dispute in a wealthy Glasgow suburb. The woman bleeding from a head injury doesn't want any help and the well-dressed man beside her assures Paddy that everything is fine. But when she is given a GBP50 note to keep quiet, she becomes suspicious.

The next morning, the woman is dead. Paddy has found the story she has been waiting for, yet she will lose all credibility if word gets out about her bribe. To make matters worse, the police who attended the scene are twisting the evidence. Only Paddy cares enough to pursue a dark truth that could make her career - or get her killed.

'Splendidly written... Magnificently readable' The Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 266g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781784709532
  • 361,886

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Denise Mina is wonderful. It took only one book for me to become a true fan
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Denise Mina is wonderful. It took only one book for me to become a true fan -- Michael Connelly Splendidly written... Magnificently readable * The Times * The Glasgow...in which The Dead Hour is set is uncompromisingly real and so are [the] characters. This is another very fine book from Mina * Sunday Telegraph *
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About DENISE MINA

After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Denise Mina left school at 16 before doing her law degree at Glasgow University. Her first novel, Garnethill, was published in 1998 and won the CWA John Creasey Dagger for Best First Crime Novel.

She has published twelve novels including the Garnethill trilogy, the Paddy Meehan series and the Alex Morrow series. She has been nominated for many prizes including the CWA Gold Dagger and has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice. In addition to novels, Denise has also written plays and graphic novels including the adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

In 2014, she was inducted into the Crime Writers' Association Hall of Fame. She has also presented TV and radio programmes as well as appearing regularly in the media. She lives and works in Glasgow.
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2,881 ratings
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4 48% (1,387)
3 24% (683)
2 4% (129)
1 1% (32)
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