Reagan Arthur Books, Paperback, 9780316015646, 368pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2011
Life ought to be simple for Detective Inspector Alex Morrow. She's not new to the police force--or to crime--but none of that matters as she's assigned to the case that could make her career.
The case involves a seemingly random attack on a family in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. Three armed men slipped from a van into a house, demanding a man who is not, and has never been, inside the front door. In the confusion that ensues, one family member is shot and another kidnapped, the assailants demanding an impossible ransom. Is this an amateur crime gone horribly wrong, or something much more unexpected?
As Alex falls further into the most challenging case of her career, she must manage the complications of police force politics, and a marriage every bit as tangled as the case she's trying to solve. Rich with dark humor and powerful storytelling, STILL MIDNIGHT shows again why Denise Mina's mysteries have earned praise as among the best in the world.