Laidlaw - Laidlaw Trilogy (Paperback)
  • Laidlaw - Laidlaw Trilogy (Paperback)

Laidlaw - Laidlaw Trilogy (Paperback)

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Published: 01/07/2021
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THE DARK REMAINS, Laidlaw's first case, out 2 September 2021. PRE-ORDER NOW!

'If you only read one crime novel this year, this should be it' Guardian
'A bloody good read' Val McDermid

When a young woman is found brutally murdered in Kelvingrove Park, only one man stands a chance of finding her killer. Jack Laidlaw. He is a man of contrasts, ravaged by inner demons but driven by a deep compassion for the violent criminals in Glasgow's underworld. But will Laidlaw's unorthodox methods get him to the killer in time, when the victim's father is baying for blood?

Acclaimed for its corrosive wit, dark themes and original maverick detective, the Laidlaw trilogy has earned the status of classic crime fiction.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781838856199
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: Main


He kicked the door open so the likes of Ian Rankin, Denise Mina and me could sneak through behind him - VAL McDERMID

The pure distilled essence of Scottish crime writing - PETER MAY

Fastest, first and best, Laidlaw is the melancholy heir to Marlowe. Reads like a breathless scalpel cut through the bloody heart of a city - DENISE MINA

It's doubtful I would be a crime writer without the influence of McIlvanney's Laidlaw - IAN RANKIN

Forensic examination would likely reveal that all Scottish crime novels have a little Laidlaw in their DNA . . . Powerful, gripping and beautifully written - Craig Robertson, Guardian, Top 10 Scottish crime novels

A crime trilogy so searing it will burn forever into your memory. McIlvanney is the original Scottish criminal mastermind - CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE

McIlvanney is the razor king of Scottish crime writing, carving out crackling prose and pounding storylines. His Laidlaw is an enduring hero with the dry wit and insight to make other literary detectives seem two-dimensional - GORDON FERRIS

The Laidlaw books are not just great crime novels, they are important ones. McIlvanney proved that crime writing could have both perfect style and huge ambition. Most of us writing crime fiction today are standing on the shoulders of giants. McIlvanney is one such giant - MARK BILLINGHAM

If you only read one crime novel this year, this should be it - Guardian

In his compelling novel, LAIDLAW, McIlvanney lays bare the soul of Glasgow, capturing every nuance of its many voices - ALEX GRAY

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An Oldie but definitely a Goodie
This rerelease by Canongate Books of William McIlvanney’s defunctive detective is a brilliant reminder as to why he is considered one of Scotland’s best crime writers. For people my... More

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“Scottish Noir 70s Style”

Jack Laidlaw is going after a killer. A young woman is found brutally murdered in a park. Laidlaw is extremely unorthodox in the way he is driven to find justice for the victims. This victim happens to be the... More

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“The birth of Tartan Noir”

Canongate have just re-published this Scottish crime classic and it is mighty fine indeed.
After having been recommended this book numerous times, I finally got round reading it and what a revelation: it is the true... More

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