Garnethill : From the Costa Prize-Shortlisted Author of The Less Dead

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'The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years' Ian Rankin


When psychiatric patient Maureen O'Donnell finds her boyfriend dead in her living room, she is thrown into 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...

'One of the most original voices in crime fiction' Daily Mail

With an introduction by VAL McDERMID

*Don't miss Denise Mina's most recent thriller, the Costa 2020 shortlisted, THE LESS DEAD*
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 309g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784709549
  • 9781784709549
  • 170,060

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Splendidly written... magnificently readable
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Thought-provoking and sparkily written... A perceptive, surprisingly upbeat read -- Val McDermid Funny, raw, compassionate, often brutal, Garnethill turns a wry humour on the shortcomings of its very human characters * Independent * Splendidly written... magnificently readable * The Times * One of the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years -- Ian Rankin Mina can chill your blood and break your heart in the same sentence -- Mark Billingham
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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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