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The Resource The Hanging Shed

The Hanging Shed

Label
The Hanging Shed
Title
The Hanging Shed
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Ferris
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
LONGLISTED FOR THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR CRIME READERS ASSOCIATION DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY AWARDA fast-paced, gritty and atmospheric crime novel set on the tough streets of Glasgow, 1946.Glasgow, 1946. The last time Douglas Brodie came home it was 1942 and he was a dashing young warrior in a kilt. Now, the war is over but victory's wine has soured and Brodie's back in Scotland to try and save childhood friend Hugh Donovan from the gallows.Everyone thought Hugh was dead, shot down in the war. Perhaps it would have been kinder if he had been killed. The man who returns from the war is unrecognizable: mutilated, horribly burned. Hugh keeps his own company, only venturing out for heroin to deaden the pain of his wounds. When a local boy is found raped and murdered, there is only one suspect.Hugh claims he's innocent but a mountain of evidence says otherwise. Despite the hideousness of the crime, ex-policeman Brodie feels compelled to try and help his one-time friend. Working with advocate Samantha Campbell, Brodie trawls the mean streets of the Gorbals and the green hills of western Scotland in their search for the truth. What they find is an unholy alliance of troublesome priests, corrupt coppers and Glasgow's deadliest razor gang, happy to slaughter to protect their dark and dirty secrets. As time runs out for the condemned man, the murder tally of innocents starts to climb. When Sam Campbell disappears, it's the last straw for Brodie, and he reverts to his wartime role as a trained killer. It's them or him...The Hanging Shed is the word-of-mouth hit that is leaving its fellow thrillers in its wake. - Guardian
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Summary
Hugh Donovan returns from war unrecognizable: mutilated, horribly burned. Hugh keeps his own company, only venturing out for heroin to deaden the pain of his wounds. When a local boy is found raped and murdered, there is only one suspect. Despite the hideousness of the crime, ex-policeman Brodie feels compelled to try and help his one time friend.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10062163
Cataloging source
CaOWTO
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1949-
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Ferris, Gordon
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Douglas Brodie novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
The Hanging Shed
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8d85a90c-1e04-40c8-a1dd-71260bdb8f8a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857893468
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Hanging Shed
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8d85a90c-1e04-40c8-a1dd-71260bdb8f8a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857893468
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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