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The Field of Blood

by Denise Mina

Part of the Paddy Meehan Series

The Field of Blood Synopsis

The first novel in the addictive Paddy Meehan series, from award-winning author Denise Mina. 'The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years' Ian Rankin In Glasgow, a child goes missing, taken from the front garden of his home. The investigation leads the police to the doors of two young boys. Paddy Meehan has just started work at a local newspaper where she dreams of becoming an investigative journalist. Although everyone around her believes the boys acted on their own, she is certain there is more to it and begins to ask awkward questions. But Paddy's investigation has repercussions she never anticipated. Shunned by those closest to her, she finds herself dangerously alone.

The Field of Blood Press Reviews

Mina never fails to engage the reader, taking crime fiction into further territory to challenge and extend our perceptions... [This book] puts Mina into the class of the serious psychological novelist * Scotland on Sunday * Mina produces something special every time and this book - her finest yet - offers a memorable portrait of her touching heroine, along with the dynamics of the workplace and, especially, the family * Sunday Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784709525
Publication date: 14th February 2019
Author: Denise Mina
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Denise Mina

After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Denise Mina left school at 16 before doing her law degree at Glasgow University. Her first novel, Garnethill, was published in 1998 and won the CWA John Creasey Dagger for Best First Crime Novel. She has published twelve novels including the Garnethill trilogy, the Paddy Meehan series and the Alex Morrow series. She has been nominated for many prizes including the CWA Gold Dagger and has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice. In addition to novels, Denise has also written plays and graphic novels including the adaptation of The Girl ...

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