The Dead Hour
By Denise Mina
A gripping crime thriller from the two-time winner of the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD and author of THE LONG DROP
A gripping crime thriller from the two-time winner of the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD.
It seemed like just another domestic: a woman bleeding from a head injury behind a smart front door in one of Glasgow's nicer suburbs. She insists she doesn't need help, and the well-dressed man with her assures journalist Paddy Meehan that everything is fine.
But Paddy is not convinced. Especially when she is given a £50 note to keep the story out the papers.
The next morning, the woman is dead. Paddy has the story of a lifetime - but will lose everything if word gets out about the bribe. And it seems the police have their own reasons for twisting the evidence.
As Paddy pursues the dark and brutal truth, it could make her career - or end her life...
Denise Mina is a critically acclaimed Glaswegian crime writer. Her novels includeThe End of the Wasp Season and Gods and Beasts, both of which won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award in consecutive years. Denise also writes short stories and in 2006 wrote her first play. She is a regular contributor to TV and radio.
Find out more at www.denisemina.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @DameDeniseMina
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17 Jul 2014
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Arguably the most gripping, surprising , and satisfying thriller for many a season .... THE DEAD HOUR is some kind of magnificent — WALL STREET JOURNAL
Denise Mina is wonderful. It took only one book for me to become a true fan — Michael Connelly
A riveting story, with characters who leap from the page fully formed, wonderfully realistic dialogue, and the outcome in doubt until the final pages — SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Splendidly written ... magnificently readable — THE TIMES
A masterly psychological web of people on the edge and the devils that lie beneath their apparent respectability. Engrossing — GUARDIAN
Powerful, passionate and compelling. Mina can chill your blood and break your heart in the same sentence — Mark Billingham
Her characterisations and settings are so authentic...There are probably now as many crime writers in Scotland as criminals, but Mina may be the pick of the bunch — DAILY TELEGRAPGH
The fiercely talented Mina doesn't just tell a story. She creates a world of hard core reality that bites down on par one and refuses to let go — DAILY RECORD