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The Red Road - Denise Mina

Paperback Published: 25th February 2014
ISBN: 9781409137283
Number Of Pages: 288

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Power, abuse, love gone horribly wrong - and a crime that stretches back two decades... From the two-time THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD-winning author.

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.

About the Author

Critically acclaimed Glaswegian crime writer Denise Mina is the author of nine 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.

Industry Reviews

A brilliantly plotted tale that segues between past and present, The Red Road is a "tartan noir" police procedural to rival Ian Rankin's best work, as Mina blends the harsh realities facing Glasgow's underprivileged kids with the salubrious world inhabited by the city's legal and financial wizards. The chief appeal, however, is Alex Morrow herself, a meticulously crafted character of depth and substance who succeeds in a patriarchal environment by virtue of her intelligence, persistence and humanity. - IRISH TIMES

Mina is a dab hand at constructing complex reads in which corruption permeates all levels of society and no one is left untainted, and THE RED ROAD is no exception: unsentimental, unsettling, and very, very good. - GUARDIAN

This hugely engrossing tale of murder, corruption and lies in Glasgow manages to successfully tackle the political as well as the personal and might be Mina's finest novel. - METRO

Mina's crime novels are doing for Glasgow what Rebus did for Edinburgh: these fine mysteries also dig into the life of a city. - MAIL ON SUNDAY

The plot is as compelling as it is intricate. Denise Mina grows in assurance and becomes more accomplished with every book; and this one is a cracker, beautifully worked-out, every scene serving a purpose... I suggest you may want to go back to savour the details, for this is that rare thing, a crime novel that invites, and benefits from, a second reading. - THE SCOTSMAN - Allan Massie

The Glasgow author's 11th novel and her fourth to feature DI Alex Morrow is one of my favourite current crime stories. It's a brilliant, morally complex look at child abuse, police cover-up and corruption. Uncompromising and written with real psychological depth. - BIG ISSUE

Old sins cast long shadows in this thriller that proves Mina deserving of the praise being heaped upon her. - BELLA

All Denise Mina's books combine good reading with interesting sociological insights... Mina has a social worker's understanding of life at the bottom of society and a fine writer's ability to bring her characters to life. - LITERARY REVIEW

ISBN: 9781409137283
ISBN-10: 1409137287
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 25th February 2014
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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