Gods and Beasts
By Denise Mina
(Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316188531, 352pp.)
Publication Date: February 11, 2014
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"There's no going wrong with a Denise Mina mystery." (Entertainment Weekly) It's the week before Christmas when a lone robber bursts into a Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man suddenly hands his young grandson to a stranger and helps the gunman fill bags with cash. He opens the door for the gunman and bows his head; the robber shoots the grandfather, tearing him in two. DS Alex Morrow arrives on the scene and finds that the alarm system had been disabled before the robbery. Yet none of the employees can be linked to the gunman. And the grandfather is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, she uncovers a hidden, sinister political network. Soon it is chillingly clear: no corner of the city is safe, and her involvement will go deeper than she could ever have imagined.
Denise Mina is the author of The End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She writes for the popular graphic novel series Hellblazer, and was selected by the Stieg Larsson estate to adapt The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Millennium Trilogy for a 6-part DC Comics graphic novel series. The End of the Wasp Season was the winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Novel of the Year Award. Mina lives in Glasgow.