The Quaker (Hardback)
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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 28/06/2018
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His name fills the streets with fear...

In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Liam McIlvanney, a serial killer stalks the streets of Glasgow and DI McCormack follows a trail of secrets to uncover the truth...

A city torn apart.
Glasgow, 1969. In the grip of the worst winter for years, the city is brought to its knees by a killer whose name fills the streets with fear: the Quaker. He takes his next victim - the third woman from the same nightclub - and dumps her in the street like rubbish.

A detective with everything to prove.
The police are left chasing a ghost, with no new leads and no hope of catching their prey. DI McCormack, a talented young detective from the Highlands, is ordered to join the investigation. But his arrival is met with anger from a group of officers on the brink of despair. Soon he learns just how difficult life can be for an outsider.

A killer who hunts in the shadows.
When another woman is found murdered in a tenement flat, it's clear the case is by no means over. From ruined backstreets to the dark heart of Glasgow, McCormack follows a trail of secrets that will change the city - and his life - forever...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008259914
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Pacy, inventive, assured - and authentic ... a story of brilliantly crafted shifts of plot and pace ... McIlvanney is a writer with unfolding, developing and substantial gifts' - The Herald

'Skilfully dovetailed ... atmospheric ... a solidly crafted and satisfying detective story' - Laura Wilson, The Guardian

'An absolute master of Tartan noir ... the corruption of the late Sixties is splendidly evoked, as is DI Duncan McCormack' - The Daily Mail

'Atmospheric and arresting, The Quaker reveals 1960s Glasgow in all its lurid shades' - Val McDermid

'This is a terrific novel, dark, powerful and beautifully written. I finished it a while ago, but I'm still haunted by the characters and the place' - Ann Cleeves, bestselling author the Shetland and Vera crime series

'The Quaker is one of my favourite reads of the year. A powerhouse of a book with Liam McIlvanney's full lyrical powers on display. Loved it' - Steve Cavanagh

Scottish Fiction Reading Group

Scottish Fiction Reading Group

Perth
Tuesday 4th December 11:00 - 11:50

Our December book is The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney - winner of the McIlvanney Prize 2018. We are delighted that Liam will join our discussion.

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Scottish Fiction Reading Group

Scottish Fiction Reading Group

Dundee
Tuesday 4th December 14:00 - 14:50

Our December book is The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney - winner of the McIlvanney Prize 2018. We are delighted that Liam will join our discussion

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An evening with Liam McIlvanney

An evening with Liam McIlvanney

St Andrews
Tuesday 4th December 18:00 - 18:45

Winner of the McIlvanney Prize 2018, we are absolutely thrilled to welcome Liam McIlvanney to St Andrews to talk about his latest novel The Quaker.

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“Atmospheric, authentic, and compelling, this is a powerful and expressive addition to the ‘tartan noir’ canon.”

When you start to read The Quaker, it is so easy to believe you are reading about the infamous and never caught serial killer, dubbed ‘Bible John’ by the media. Were it not for the fact that the names of the victims... More

Hardback edition
22nd June 2018
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“Glasgow 1969.”

Led by DI Duncan McCormack, the police team work to catch " The Quaker " before he kills again in the streets of Glasgow.
The story is based on the true crime story of the Bible John murderer where women... More

Hardback edition
2nd October 2018
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“Great, gritty start to a new series”

Great, gritty tartan noir. Set in 1960's Glasgow, it's harkens back to the time of a city controlled by gangsters who control the cops. Or some of them anyway. In steps a young DI determined to nail a killer... More

Hardback edition
15th August 2018
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