The Long Drop

Denise Mina

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'This book is so, so good. Forensic, beautiful and gripping? GRAHAM NORTON**WINNER OF THE 2017 MCILVANNEY PRIZE FOR SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR****CHOSEN BY THE TELEGRAPHAS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017****CHOSEN BY THE FINANCIAL TIMESAS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017****CHOSEN BY THE GUARDIANAS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017****CHOSEN BY THE SCOTSMANAS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017**Glasgow, 1957. It is a December night and William Watt is desperate. His family has been murdered and he needs to find out who killed them.He arrives at a bar to meet Peter Manuel, who claims he can get hold of the gun that was used. But Watt soon realises that this infamous criminal will not give up information easily.Inspired by true events, The Long Dropfollows Watt and Manuel along back streets and into smoky pubs, and on to the courtroom where the murder trial takes place. Can Manuel really be trusted to tell the truth? And how far will Watt go to get what he wants?'The extraordinarystory of a 1950s Glasgow murder mystery? Guardian'A masterpieceby the woman who may be Britain?s finest living crime novelist? Daily Telegraph'Absorbing... this is a bravura performance, a true original? Ian Rankin'Revisits a dark episode in Glasgow?s past... Mina navigates the uneasy territory between fact and fiction with consummate grace? Val McDermid

ISBN: 9781911215233
Publication Date: 02-Mar-2017
Publisher: Penguin Random House