May God Forgive - A Harry McCoy Thriller (Paperback)
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May God Forgive - A Harry McCoy Thriller (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 27/04/2023
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Waterstones Says

A gruesome arson attack at a hairdresser’s escalates a flurry of violence and terror, spelling an extraordinarily thorny case for Detective Harry McCoy in Parks’ powerful Glasgow-set police procedural.

Winner of the McIlvanney Prize 2022

Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2023

Glasgow is a city in mourning. An arson attack has left five dead. Tempers are frayed and sentiments running high.

When three youths are charged the city goes wild. A crowd gathers outside the courthouse but as the police drive the young men to prison, their van is rammed by a truck, and the men are grabbed and bundled into a car. The next day, the body of one of them is dumped in the city centre. A note has been sent to the newspapers: one down, two to go.

Detective Harry McCoy has twenty-four hours to find the kidnapped boys before they all turn up dead, and it is going to mean taking down some of Glasgow's most powerful to do it . . .

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781838856793
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Harry McCoy is the brightest dark star on the tartan noir scene for some time and in future critics of Scottish crime fiction will surely be referring to the triumvirate of Laidlaw, Rebus and McCoy . . . May God Forgive is crime fiction which pulls no punches, powerfully told and, at times, heartbreakingly poignant. One of the crime novels of 2022 - MIKE RIPLEY, author of GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER

The Harry McCoy books by the bold Alan Parks just get better and better. May God Forgive starts like a runaway train and just keeps going. If you're not already reading these books, get onto them now - LIAM McILVANNEY

Expertly handled and morally ambiguous . . . The skillfully written and complex plot builds to a thrilling and highly unconventional denouement - Bloody Scotland, McIlvanney Prize Shortlist

Once again Alan Parks recreates a world of urban blight and spiritual decay . . . [a] grimly gripping plot . . . a remarkable series that began with Bloody January. The novels, as someone once said, can be read in any order; the important thing is to read them all - The Times

Punchy, compulsive and, at times, as downright nasty as ever - Herald

Compelling . . . Parks is a gifted storyteller - Scotsman

Riveting - Sunday Post

Praise for the Harry McCoy series: One of the great Scottish crime writers . . . Whether it be William McIlvanney, Ian Rankin, Denise Mina or Alan Parks, the way they view - and depict - the world gives great pleasure . . . Like the very best crime novels, The April Dead makes you keenly aware of all the pain out there and (almost) alleviates it - The Times, Book of the Month

Brilliant . . . The April Dead should grace the bookshelves of every crime fan - Sunday Times Crime Club

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

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“Alan Parks - May God Forgive”

Harry McCoy hasn’t really recovered after his latest case but is back to work as the whole city is mourning the loss of five women and children who were killed after somebody set fire to a hairdresser’s. The... More

Hardback edition
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“Hints of John Rebus but this isn't for the faint-hearted”

Our Oundle Crime book group is thorough immersed in this series now and believe the books are getting better and better as the series progresses. Harry McCoy’s character has been fleshed out as the series has moved... More

Hardback edition
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“A thrilling read”

This is my first read by this author and I really enjoyed it. It is the fifth in a series and in my opinion can be read on it’s own, although I will definitely be reading the previous books when I can. I found this... More

Paperback edition
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