Still Midnight

Still Midnight

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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...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 25mm | 275g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752884042
  • 9780752884042
  • 95,046

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'Mina proves what a consumate storyteller she is...' -- Cath Staincliffe TANGLED WEBshow more

About Denise Mina

Critically acclaimed Glaswegian crime writer Denise Mina is the author of many novels. She also writes short stories and in 2006 wrote her first play. She is a regular contributor to TV and radio. Her novels THE END OF THE WASP SEASON and GODS AND BEASTS have both won the prestigious THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD. She is the only author to ever win the award two years running. www.denisemina.co.ukshow more

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3,724 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 17% (644)
4 40% (1,492)
3 32% (1,177)
2 9% (327)
1 2% (84)

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I'd heard Tartan Noir thrown about and found this definition from the Double Tongued Word Wrester Dictionary: "Scottish detective fiction, or Tartan Noir as it's called, with its brooding sensibility, brutal humor and fixation on the nature of guilt and punishment, has more in common with the Russian novel than it does with traditional detective writing." Set in Glasgow, Still Midnight falls within this umbrella of Tartan Noir with the flawed detective hero, Alex Morrow. Alex Morrow, is prickly, slightly socially awkward, and a brilliant woman detective. As she unsuccessfully navigates politics in the police department, you can't help but wince. While things don't come easy for Alex Morrow, she's in her element piecing together disparate facts, interviewing hostile witnesses, and reconstructing what may have happened. In Still Midnight, it's not just Alex Morrow and the other detectives that draw you in. Denise Mina's other characters - the criminals and the victims - are complex, interesting, and three dimensional. Still Midnight is my first time to read a Denise Mina novel and I highly recommend it. I was drawn in by the characters, enjoyed the twists and turns, and am looking forward to my next Denise Mina novel. ISBN-10: 0316015636 - Hardcover Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books (March 22, 2010), 352 pages. Review copy provided by the publisher.show more
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