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Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award 2016.

BLOOD, SALT, WATER is a gripping tale of greed, power and misconception from acclaimed two-time winner of the Theakston's Crime Award, Denise Mina.

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Synopsis

Blood, Salt, Water by Denise Mina

Salt water lifts blood. Only salt water. Loch Lomond is a mile deep but the woman's body surfaced anyway. Found bludgeoned and dumped in the water, she now haunts Iain Fraser, the man who put her there. She trusted him and now that misplaced trust is gnawing through Iain's chest. He thinks it will kill him. Nearby Helensburgh is an idyllic Victorian town. One-time home to a quarter of all the millionaires in Britain, it is quaint, sleepy and chocolate-box pretty. But the real town is shot through with deception, lies and vested interests. As tensions rise and the police seek a killer, the conflicts that lurk beneath Helensburgh's calm waters threaten to explode. All Iain Fraser has to do is keep on lying.

Reviews

Mina is one of the most fiercely intelligent of crime writers ... testament to how brilliantly intricate and psychologically complex her books are GUARDIAN Mina's novels are engrossing, deeply rooted in reality and astutely perceptive about human nature and the internal politics blighting modern police forces. Blood Salt Water is also beautifully written and plotted, cementing the author's place as one of the finest contemporary British crime writers. DAILY EXPRESS 'We're big fans of Denise Mina's DI Alex Morrow - and her fifth book in the series doesn't disappoint.
BELLA

'Gritty, unpredictable and keeps the reader involved to the end.'
CHOICE

'Another authentic-feeling well-written tale of dark Glaswegian crime ... dourly brilliant'
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About the Author

Denise Mina

Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in 1966. Because of her father's job as an engineer, her family moved twenty-one times in eighteen years from Paris to the Hague, London, Scotland and Bergen.

After leaving school at sixteen and a run of poorly paid jobs, she went on to study Law at Glasgow University and researched a PhD thesis at Strathclyde. Misusing her grant, she stayed at home and wrote her first novel, Garnethill, which was published in 1998 and won the Crime Writers' Association John Creasy Dagger for best first crime novel.

Since 1998 she has written seven further novels, including The End of the Wasp Season which won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2012. She also writes comics and in 2006 wrote her first play, 'Ida Tamson'. As well as all of this she writes short stories and is a regular contributor to TV and radio...

In 2014 she was inducted into the CWA Hall of Fame.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on ALEX MORROW...

A Glasgow cop with a nose for social injustice and the dark side of society, DS Alex Morrow is introduced in STILL MIDNIGHT by Scottish author Denise Mina, whose previous series featured investigative journalist Paddie Meehan and social worker Maureen O’Donnell. Realistic and bleak investigations with a strong footing in today’s reality are Mina’s forte in all her books.

Author photo © Neil Davidson

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Publication date

24th March 2016

Author

Denise Mina

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781409137306

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