Garnethill

By Denise Mina (Trade Paperback, 2007)
"A shattering first novel... You can't look away from it."--New York Times Book Review

Maureen O'Donnell wakes up one morning to find her therapist boyfriend murdered in the middle of her living room and herself a prime suspect in a murder case. Desperate to clear her name and to get at the truth, Maureen traces rumors about a similar murder at a local psychiatric hospital, uncovering a trail of deception and repressed scandal that could exonerate her - or make her the next victim.

"I can't think of a more interesting - and less likely - crime hero than Maureen O'Donnell, the damaged but determined center of Denise Mina's marvelous debut mystery. . . . The book bristles with angry energy and the spare urban poetry of its unique language." -Chicago Tribune

"A groundbreaking book...its emotional rawness and visceral honesty pack a punch more potent than any boxer-turned-PI could provide."--Washington Post Book World

"This raw, powerful story is an exceptional debut." -Kansas City Star

"A compelling story. . . . This is the reason we read mysteries." -Rocky Mountain News
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $13.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316016780

    • On Sale Date: 09/20/2007

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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"A shattering first novel... You can't look away from it."--New York Times Book Review

Maureen O'Donnell wakes up one morning to find her therapist boyfriend murdered in the middle of her living room and herself a prime suspect in a murder case. Desperate to clear her name and to get at the truth, Maureen traces rumors about a similar murder at a local psychiatric hospital, uncovering a trail of deception and repressed scandal that could exonerate her - or make her the next victim.

"I can't think of a more interesting - and less likely - crime hero than Maureen O'Donnell, the damaged but determined center of Denise Mina's marvelous debut mystery. . . . The book bristles with angry energy and the spare urban poetry of its unique language." -Chicago Tribune

"A groundbreaking book...its emotional rawness and visceral honesty pack a punch more potent than any boxer-turned-PI could provide."--Washington Post Book World

"This raw, powerful story is an exceptional debut." -Kansas City Star

"A compelling story. . . . This is the reason we read mysteries." -Rocky Mountain News

Denise Mina is the author of Deception, the Garnethill trilogy, and Field of Blood. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her family.
  • "Denise Mina is one of the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years." (on the Garnethill trilogy) (Ian Rankin).

  • "Denise Mina is definitely one to watch." (on the Garnethill trilogy) (Kansas City Star).

  • "Head and shoulders above much of contemporary crime fiction." (on the Garnethill trilogy) (Val McDermid).

  • "Denise Mina's Garnethill trilogy is a great achievement." (on the Garnethill trilogy) (Times Literary Supplement).

  • "Stunning. . . . The danger reaches a frightening pitch." (on the Garnethill trilogy) (Rocky Mountain News).

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Garnethill
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $13.99 US
  • Pages: 432
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316016780
  • On Sale Date: 09/20/2007
Garnethill