Garnethill

By Denise Mina
(Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316016780, 402pp.)

Publication Date: September 2007

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Description
"A shattering first novel... You can't look away from it."--New York Times Book Review
Maureen O'Donnell wakes up one morning to find her therapist boyfriend murdered in the middle of her living room and herself a prime suspect in a murder case. Desperate to clear her name and to get at the truth, Maureen traces rumors about a similar murder at a local psychiatric hospital, uncovering a trail of deception and repressed scandal that could exonerate her - or make her the next victim.
"I can't think of a more interesting - and less likely - crime hero than Maureen O'Donnell, the damaged but determined center of Denise Mina's marvelous debut mystery. . . . The book bristles with angry energy and the spare urban poetry of its unique language." -"Chicago"" Tribune"
"A groundbreaking book...its emotional rawness and visceral honesty pack a punch more potent than any boxer-turned-PI could provide."--Washington Post Book World
"This raw, powerful story is an exceptional debut." -"Kansas City Star"
"A compelling story. . . . This is the reason we read mysteries." -"Rocky Mountain News.



About the Author
DENISE MINA is the author of "The Red Road, Gods and Beasts, The End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, The Field of Blood, Deception" and the Garnethill Trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel. She writes for the graphic novel series "Hellblazer" and was selected by the Stieg Larsson estate to adapt the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Millennium Trilogy for a six-part DC Comics graphic novel series. She won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award in both 2012 and 2013 for "The End of the Wasp Season" and "Gods and Beasts", respectively; in 2014, "The Red Road" was shortlisted for the same award. Mina lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Web: http: //www.denisemina.com/

Facebook: Denise Mina

Twitter: @DameDeniseMina




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