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The Dead Hour

by Denise Mina

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The Dead Hour by Denise Mina
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  • Published Jul 2006
    352 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Paddy Meehan arrives at an elegant villa, where a calm blonde with blood running from her mouth answers the door. She has already convinced the police to leave and soon Paddy realizes how--she slips 50 bucks into Paddy's hands and begs her to keep the incident, whatever it is, out of the press. The next morning Paddy sees the lead news story: The blonde woman has been murdered, and far from the spoiled trophy wife Paddy assumed her to be, the victim turns out to be a prosecution lawyer with a social conscience.

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"Hopefully, this won't be the last breathless adventure for one of the most entertaining reporter sleuths in recent crime fiction." - Publishers Weekly.

"Refreshingly realistic character that readers will eagerly embrace... a gritty, authentic look at daily journalism's sausage-making process." - Booklist.

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Denise Mina Author Biography

After a peripatetic childhood in Glasgow, Paris, London, Invergordon, Bergen and Perth, Denise Mina left school early. Working in a number of dead end jobs, all of them badly, before studying at night school to get into Glasgow University Law School.

Denise went on to study for a PhD at Strathclyde, misusing her student grant to write her first novel. This was Garnethill, published in 1998, which won the Crime Writers Association John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel.

She has now published 14 novels and also writes short stories, plays and graphic novels.

In 2014 she was inducted into the Crime Writers' Association Hall of Fame.

Denise presents TV and radio programmes as well as regularly appearing in the media, and has made a film about her own family.

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