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The Dead Hour

by Denise Mina

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

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As Paddy pursues the dark and brutal truth, it could make her career - or end her life...

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The Dead Hour Synopsis

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 GBP50 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.

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The Dead Hour Press Reviews

'Mina never fails to engage the reader, taking crime fiction into further territory to challenge and extend our perceptions... Puts Mina into the class of the serious psychological novelist. '
- Scotland on Sunday

cotland has found itself a new Ian Rankin. - The Times

Praise for Denise Mina:


'One of the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years.' - Ian Rankin

 

'The Crown Princess of Crime.' - Val McDermid


'Field of Blood is more challenging than any crime novel, more engaging than any social commentary, and way more inspiring, inventive and downright chilling than any thriller.'
- Manda Scott

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ISBN: 9781409150671
Publication date: 17/07/2014
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409150671
Publication date: 17th July 2014
Author: Denise Mina
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories:

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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