The Quaker (Hardback)Liam McIlvanney (author)
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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
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 37 mm
'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
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