Denise Mina

After a nomadic childhood, during which she lived in Glasgow, Paris, London, Invergordon, Bergen, and Perth, Denise Mina left school early. She worked a number of dead-end jobs before beginning to study to get into Glasgow University Law School. Mina then went on to receive a PhD from Strathclyde University, where she “misused” her student grant to write her first novel, Garnethill. She has written twelve novels, most notably the Detective Alex Morrow series; three plays; and five graphic novels; and regularly contributes to television and radio in the UK. Visit her website here


“The power of Mina’s writing is such that she can transport readers from placidity to violent pandemonium in the space of a paragraph.” —The Washington Post

“Riveting. . . . An installment that exposes the bleakness of small-town Scotland as skillfully as it does the bustling mean streets of Glasgow.” —Publishers Weekly

“She’s up there with Ian Rankin among practitioners of character-driven Scottish noir.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

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