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How a Gunman Says Goodbye The Glasgow Trilogy Book 2 by Malcolm Mackay
  

How a Gunman Says Goodbye The Glasgow Trilogy Book 2

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The second in an excellent series of Glasgow-based gangster romps. Written in staccato, short sentences and virtually no description of places, things etc., these are tough tales about very unpleasant, brutal people … and yet … somehow they get under your skin. It continues the characters of the first, (The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter), can be read alone but they are so short, hard-hitting and clever, I do urge you to read the first as well. It stars Callum, a hitman caught between a violent underworld and his wish to be an ordinary fellow … Some hope!

If you like Malcolm Mackay you might also like to read books by Patrick Quinlan, Simon Lewis and Allan Guthrie.

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Synopsis

How a Gunman Says Goodbye The Glasgow Trilogy Book 2 by Malcolm Mackay

WINNER OF THE DEANSTON SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD How does a gunman retire? Frank MacLeod was the best at what he does. Thoughtful. Efficient. Ruthless. But is he still the best? A new job. A target. But something is about to go horribly wrong. Someone is going to end up dead. Most gunmen say goodbye to the world with a bang. Frank's still here. He's lasted longer than he should have ...

Reviews

'How a Gunman Says Goodbye is even better than its remarkable predecessor ... The author is already being hailed as a new star of tartan noir and if the third book in this trilogy can maintain the impetus of the first two the existing clan of Scottish writers may have to look to their laurels' - Daily Express

'You know how among all the kids acting tough at school there is one that stands out, the only one who convinces? Malcolm Mackay is that man. His characteristically urgent prose style drives his narrative at a remorseless pace as the Gunman -- old and approaching the end of his career -- works out what options he has left ... Don't worry that it's set in Glasgow -- there's no dialect. Nor that it's the second in a trilogy -- it stands alone. By all means read the first book; you'll enjoy it. But it's time to get on board. Hail the new king of Scottish crime. This is a superb book. It should win prizes' - Crime Time

Praise for The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, longlisted for both the CWA John Creasey Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year:

'A truly exceptional debut' Paul Bailey, Independent 'Brutal, witty and well-written ...a brilliant debut' Sunday Telegraph

'Remarkable ...'tartan noir' will have a new star' Daily Mail

'Mackay ratchets up the tension like a master' Daily Telegraph

'Remarkably original ...a wholly believable and unnerving portrait of organised crime' Observer

About the Author

Malcolm Mackay

Malcolm Mackay was born and grew up in Stornoway where he still lives. The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, his much lauded debut was the first in the Glasgow Trilogy, set in the city’s underworld. It was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award for Best Crime Debut of the Year, the Scottish First Book of the Year, and was featured in ITV3's Specsavers Crime Thriller Club programme. How A Gunman Says Goodbye, the second book in the series, won the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award. The Sudden Arrival of Violence is the final book in the trilogy.

Author photo © Raj Curry

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Malcolm Mackay

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Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense


ISBN

9781447212768

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