Still Midnight

A Novel
By Denise Mina (Trade Paperback, 2011)
Life ought to be simple for Detective Inspector Alex Morrow. She's not new to the police force--or to crime--but none of that matters as she's assigned to the case that could make her career.

The case involves a seemingly random attack on a family in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. Three armed men slipped from a van into a house, demanding a man who is not, and has never been, inside the front door. In the confusion that ensues, one family member is shot and another kidnapped, the assailants demanding an impossible ransom. Is this an amateur crime gone horribly wrong, or something much more unexpected?

As Alex falls further into the most challenging case of her career, she must manage the complications of police force politics, and a marriage every bit as tangled as the case she's trying to solve. Rich with dark humor and powerful storytelling, STILL MIDNIGHT shows again why Denise Mina's mysteries have earned praise as among the best in the world.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316015646

    • On Sale Date: 09/14/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Life ought to be simple for Detective Inspector Alex Morrow. She's not new to the police force--or to crime--but none of that matters as she's assigned to the case that could make her career.

The case involves a seemingly random attack on a family in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. Three armed men slipped from a van into a house, demanding a man who is not, and has never been, inside the front door. In the confusion that ensues, one family member is shot and another kidnapped, the assailants demanding an impossible ransom. Is this an amateur crime gone horribly wrong, or something much more unexpected?

As Alex falls further into the most challenging case of her career, she must manage the complications of police force politics, and a marriage every bit as tangled as the case she's trying to solve. Rich with dark humor and powerful storytelling, STILL MIDNIGHT shows again why Denise Mina's mysteries have earned praise as among the best in the world.

Denise Mina is the author of Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She lives in Glasgow.
  • PRAISE FOR SLIP OF THE KNIFE:

    "[A] superb third thriller...this gripping read, with its intricate plotting and realistic regional dialogue, will leave even the most astute reader guessing until the end." (PW (starred review)).

  • "Mina really deserves an Edgar this time.... Slip of the Knife is undoubtedly one of 2008's top novels." (Rocky Mountain News).

  • "If you're a fan of smart, gritty female detectives but haven't heard about Paddy Meehan yet, you'll thank your lucky stars for this tip.... For devotees to this genre, [the Paddy Meehan series is] a miracle akin to stumbling across three lost novels of Liza Cody or Sara Paretsky." (Slate.com).

  • "A huge pleasure...[Mina's] grimly funny plot really turns on the eccentricities of her unpredictable characters...The amateur villains of this tragicomedy piece are drawn with the same wry compassion and bleak humor." (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times).

  • "Mina brings to life the great, gloomy new heroine Alex Morrow." (Jeff Giles, Entertainment Weekly, B+).

  • "[A] stellar first in a new series...Mina, who's as much at ease with cops as she is with the people they chase, laces this potent crime thriller with colorful Scottish slang and delivers a sucker-punch climax." (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review).

  • "As in earlier books, Mina is adept at portraying Glasgow's blunt and often harsh nature - but also at finding sparks of humanity and humor in even the dumbest of criminals." (Adam Woog, Seattle Times).

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Still Midnight
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.99 US
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316015646
  • On Sale Date: 09/14/2011
Still Midnight