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The Less Dead

by Denise Mina

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

The Less Dead Synopsis

When Margo goes in search of her birth mother for the first time, she meets her aunt, Nikki, instead. Margo learns that her mother, Susan, was a sex worker murdered soon after Margo's adoption. To this day, Susan's killer has never been found.

Nikki asks Margo for help. She has received threatening and haunting letters from the murderer, for decades. She is determined to find him, but she can't do it alone...

A brilliant, thought-provoking and heart-wrenching new thriller about identity and the value of a life, from the award-winning author of The Long Drop and Conviction.

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The Less Dead Press Reviews

With sophisticated, ingenious plotting, this is a real read-in-one-go book. If you haven't yet discovered Denise Mina, you're in for a treat! - Good Housekeeping on Conviction

Denise Mina is crime-writing royalty -- Val McDermid Mina is the most compassionate of crime novelists... a dark and heartfelt novel -- John Williams - Mail on Sunday

More proof that Denise Mina is Britain's best living crime writer -- Charlotte Heathcote - Sunday Express

This is crime writing of the highest order -- Mark Sanderson - The Times

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ISBN: 9781787301726
Publication date: 20/08/2020
Publisher: Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781787301726
Publication date: 20th August 2020
Author: Denise Mina
Publisher: Harvill Secker an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About 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 ...

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