Denise Mina The Dead Hour

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The Dead Hour

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When Paddy Meehan, Glasgow’s youngest aspiring journalist, is called to a domestic dispute at a house in a wealthy suburb in the north of the city, it seems like just another police call. The blonde bleeding from a head injury in the shadows doesn’t want any help; and the well dressed man at the front door assures Paddy that everything’s fine, and that she can leave.

And then he slips her a crisp £50 note to keep the story out of the paper. By the next morning the woman’s dead. Paddy may lose all credibility if the word gets out about her bribe. The police who attended the call are twisting the evidence for reasons of their own. Only Paddy cares enough to pursue a dark and brutal truth that could make her career — or kill her.

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About the Author:

Denise Mina was born in 1966 in Glasgow. She worked as an auxiliary nurse in a geriatric and terminal care nursing home before studying law at Glasgow University. She has written comedies for BBC Scotland and has published two humorous books. As an academic researcher, Denise Mina has written extensively on the medicalization of deviant women, and until recently she taught Criminology and Criminal Law. She lives in Glasgow where she now writes full time. She won the John Creasey Award for best first crime novel in 1998 for Garnethill. She is the author of Exile, Resolution and Sanctum.

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A plucky novice reporter is stuck on the overnight police beat in 1980s' Scotland; the next thing she knows she's involved (a bit too involved) in a brutal murder. Narrator Heather O'Neill is so perfect in the role that listeners will hear her delightful Scots brogue in their heads for days. It's not often that a reader's voice so perfectly matches a character as O'Neill's does for reporter Paddy Mehan. Scottish novelist Denise Mina, who first introduced the reporter as a copyboy in 2005's FIELD OF BLOOD, has a flair for writing novels about working-class characters. Listeners will most likely relate to them. M.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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