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The dead hour, Denise Mina

Label
The dead hour
Title
The dead hour
Statement of responsibility
Denise Mina
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Glasgow in 1984, Mina's riveting second thriller to feature Patricia "Paddy" Meehan (after 2005's A Field of Blood) opens with the 21-year-old crime reporter for the Scottish Daily News following up a late-night disturbance complaint at a Victorian villa in the posh suburb of Bearsden. The tall, attractive man at the door assures Paddy, as he had the police, that the incident won't happen again. Behind him is a blond woman with a bloody face, Vhari Burnett, a well-respected political activist and lawyer. The man bribes Paddy, as he had the police, to keep quiet. The next day the news of Vhari's murder dismays the normally scrupulous Paddy. When a suicide is fished out of the river, Paddy begins to connect the two deaths. Meanwhile, Vhari's cokehead sister, Kate, is on the run from Vhari's killer, and Mina skillfully alternates Kate's desperate point-of-view with that of Paddy, who's determined to do the right thing and bag the story
Member of
Summary
Responding to a late-night disturbance call only to be reassured by a blonde women that nothing is wrong, Paddy Meehan is horrified to learn the following morning that the woman, a prosecution lawyer from an upper-crust community, has been murdered, a case that Paddy links to the death of a suicide victim
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145393
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mina, Denise
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Paddy Meehan novels
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalists
  • Meehan, Patricia "Paddy" (Fictitious character)
  • Women lawyers
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The dead hour, Denise Mina
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000040454764
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
344 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780593051429
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The dead hour, Denise Mina
Publication
Control code
000040454764
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
344 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780593051429
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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