A thrilling literary suspense novel from the multi-award-winning crime writer
After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Paris, London,
Invergordon, Bergen and Perth, Denise Mina left school at 16
before doing her law degree at Glasgow University. She subsequently
studied for a PhD at Strathclyde. Her first novel,
Garnethill, was published in 1998 and won the CWA John
Creasey Dagger for Best First Crime Novel.
She has published 12 novels including the Garnethill series, Paddy Meehan and Alex Morrow series. She has been nominated for many prizes including the CWA Gold Dagger and has won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice. In addition to novels, Denise has also written plays and graphic novels including the graphic novel adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. In 2014, she was inducted into the Crime Writers' Association Hall of Fame and was a judge for the Bailey's Prize. She has also presented TV and radio programmes as well as appearing regularly in the media. She lives and works in Glasgow.
"Angry, vital and unputdownable, The Long Drop's themes of
self-deception resonate long after the final page. This is crime
fiction at its very best" -- Joseph Knox, author of Sirens
"Not a single word is wasted in this beautifully written novel. Unsettling, evocative and staggeringly good, it is possibly Mina's finest achievement" * Daily Express *
"A wonderfully atmospheric, unsettling read." -- Louise Rhind-Tutt * i *
"Deeply unsettling and thought provoking in all the best ways" -- Doug Johnstone * Big Issue *
"The Long Drop is an exceptional book. The pages reek of fifties Glasgow, forming an oppressive backdrop to a true crime story that fascinates and appals from start to finish. Mina's prose cuts to the bone, laying bare the prideful wickedness of men in a tale that is as often touching as it is frightening. A feast of a crime novel." * Stuart Neville *