The Long Drop (Hardback)Denise Mina (author)
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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
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 462 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 25 mm
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 *
The Long Drop is a fascinating, quietly insidious work, unsettling but absorbing -- Marcel Berlins * The Times *
It is a beautifully written book, a masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain's finest living crime novelist * Daily Telegraph *
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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
“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
“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
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