New York. 1977. Pantheon Books. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 30. 224 pages. June 1977. hardcover. Jacket illustration by Jack Tulling. 0394412532. keywords: November 25. inventory # 1620. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Mcllvanney’s earlier works were set in Glasgow, and he has not abandoned this regional setting in turning to crime. On the contrary, Glasgow itself becomes one of the protagonists of the book. Laidlaw, the other protagonist, is far from being a classic English police detective. Indeed, the relationship between the police and the criminals, and the alliance they ultimately form to find the villain of the book, seem far more American than British. In its toughness and realism, LAIDLAW is reminiscent of the Sjowall-Wahloo Martin Beck series. Yet Glasgow is a drearier and poorer city than Stockholm, its slums and underworld much more like our own. But while McIlvanney’s book can be compared to others, it is very much an original, a promising beginning to a series that will replenish the all-too-thin ranks of really first-rate crime novels. . Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In Laidlaw, the first book of the series, we are introduced to Jack Laidlaw, a hard-drinking philosopher-detective whose tough exterior only partly hides a rich humanity and keen intelligence. Laidlaw’s investigation into the murder of a young woman brings him into conflict with Glasgow’s hard men, gangland villains, and the moneyed thugs who control the city.
Books 2 & 3 in the Laidlaw trilogy coming fall 2014.
About the Author: William McIlvanney is credited with being the founder the Tartan Noir movement that includes authors such as Denise Mina, Ian Banks, Val McDermid, all of whom cite him as an influence an and inspiration. The Laidlaw trilogy “changed the face of Scottish fiction." His Docherty won the Whitbread Award for Fiction. Laidlaw and The Papers of Tony Veitch both gained Silver Daggers from the Crime Writers’ Association. Strange Loyalties won the Glasgow Herald’s People’s Prize.
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: 1977
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1977. Condition: Good. 1st American ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9715009
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1977. Condition: Good. 1st American ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP11545486
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0394412532I5N00
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1977. Condition: Good. 1st American ed. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP95937890
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1977. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0394412532-2-4
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0394412532
Book Description Pantheon Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1977. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First American Edition. Very crisp and clean with new endpapers, glue shadows on flaps. Complimentary blurb on front by Ross Macdonald. Seller Inventory # 018909
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Book Description Pantheon Books. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 0394412532 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # POXM-0394412532
Book Description Pantheon, New York, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First American edition. 224pp. 8vo. Black cloth over boards, gilt on spine. Slight yellowing to jacket flaps, two inch crease on front inside flap. Minimal rubbing/shelf wear, book is unmarked, unclipped, and jacket has a Mylar protector. An astonishingly good first mystery. Features Jack Laidlaw, a philospher-detective, who appears in subsequent books by the author. Seller Inventory # 0001916