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Bloody January - A Harry McCoy Thriller (Paperback)
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Bloody January - A Harry McCoy Thriller (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 03/01/2019
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HOW MUCH IS THE TRUTH WORTH? When Detective Harry McCoy arrives at the scene of a double shooting in the middle of a busy Glasgow street, he is sure of one thing. This was not a random act of violence. McCoy must enlist the help of his criminal underworld connections to find out the truth. How long will it be before McCoy himself ends up on the wrong side of the law?

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786891365
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
1970s Glasgow hewn from flesh and drawn in blood -- PETER MAY
Bloody and brilliant. This smasher from Alan Parks is a reminder of how dark Glasgow used to be -- LOUISE WELSH
An old-school cop novel written with wit and economy . . . Think McIlvanney or Get Carter -- IAN RANKIN
The latest star of Tartan noir - perhaps even a successor to the late, great William McIlvanney . . . Gripping, utterly authentic and nerve-jangling, this novel announces a fine new voice in crime writing * * Daily Mail * *
A potent tale of death . . . Alan Parks's excellent first novel propels him into the top class of Scottish noir authors . . . Detective Harry McCoy . . . is so noir that he makes most other Scottish cops seem light grey * * The Times, Book of the Month * *
[McCoy] is a great character and his patch and period are vividly and skilfully portrayed. Denise Mina and Ian Rankin had better watch out * * Evening Standard * *
Gripping and violent, dark and satisfying. I flew through it -- BRET EASTON ELLIS
Seriously good. It's brilliantly evocative of the 1970s in Glasgow (and I should know as I was there!). I loved Alan Parks' characters and I want to read a lot more of Detective Harry McCoy! -- ALEX GRAY
A thrilling debut from a very promising talent -- RAGNAR JONASSON
A blistering plot, unforgettable characters and writing so sharp it's like it's been written with a knife . . . Detective McCoy is a true noir antihero and the perfect guide through the vice and violence of Glasgow's underbelly. Bloody January firmly sets Alan Parks in the same league as Ian Rankin and Louise Welsh -- SARAH PINBOROUGH, bestselling author of BEHIND HER EYES

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Raven88

“Scottish noir to die for...”

Gritty, unflinching, perfectly non- politically correct, and with echoes of the grandmasters of black-hearted noir, Lewis, McIlvanney, Raymond, Bruen et al, this was an absolute corker.
From the outset I was heartily... More

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“A Good Read.”

What a good read - Glasgow in the 1970's. This is the first book in the Detective Harry McCoy series. Its the 1st January and McCoy has just been given a tip off from an inmate in Barlinnie prison that a murder... More

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miss.mesmerized

“Bloody January”

‚It can‘t have been that bad.‘ But it was.

January 1973 first brought a promotion to Detective Harry McCoy of Glasgow police, but then things wrecked havoc. When Howie Nairn, a prisoner in the Special Unit of... More

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