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The Long Drop (Hardback)
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The Long Drop (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 02/03/2017
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'A masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain's finest living crime novelist' Daily Telegraph **WINNER OF THE 2017 MCILVANNEY PRIZE FOR SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR** **CHOSEN BY THE TELEGRAPH AS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017** **CHOSEN BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES AS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017** **CHOSEN BY THE GUARDIAN AS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017** **CHOSEN BY THE SCOTSMAN AS ONE OF THE BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2017** 'Relentlessly tense and exciting' Sunday Mirror William Watt wants answers about his family's murder. Peter Manuel has them. But Peter Manuel is a liar. William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber. Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt's family. One December night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows. Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers. 'The Long Drop is not just a success and a thrilling read in its own right, but a game-changer for the genre' Scotland on Sunday

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781911215233
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 462 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"It is a beautifully written book, a masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain's finest living crime novelist" * Daily Telegraph *
"The Long Drop is not just a success and a thrilling read in its own right, but a game-changer for the genre." -- Stuart Kelly * Scotland on Sunday *
"Deeply unsettling and thought provoking in all the best ways" -- Doug Johnstone * Big Issue *
"A relentlessly tense and exciting read, every page oozes menace and its core of truth makes it all the more unsettling." * Sunday Mirror *
"A wonderfully atmospheric, unsettling read." -- Louise Rhind-Tutt * i *
"Deliciously shadowy." -- Claire Allfree * Metro *
"Dark, gritty and chilling, it is steeped in the atmosphere and mores of Glasgow in the 1950s" * Choice *

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“It is an acutely observed portrait of Glasgow and its people, borne from thought, excellent writing and first-rate research. It is remarkable and should undoubtedly be an award winner.”

Shocking, but perfect. This is an astounding piece of work. I grew up in Glasgow hearing stories of Peter Manuel and lived for a time in Burnside where one set of his family murders took place. His name is legend... More

Hardback edition
28th February 2017
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“Glasgow and Peter Manuel”

Denise Mina is a phenomenal writer. She can take a subject as unpleasant as Peter Manuel’s killings and turn it into a compulsive read. She just hooks you in and convinces you that you must read the next page.... More

Hardback edition
17th May 2017
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“Remarkable and True story of Glasgow Trial”

The long Drop is a story about true events which happened in Glasgow in the second half of the 1950's. It's the story of the trial of Peter Manual, a serial killer who was convicted and hanged in... More

Hardback edition
16th November 2017
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