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Conviction by Denise Mina****

29 April 2020

Reading dates: 11-28 April 2020 I like this last novel by Denise Mina a lot more than her acclaimed The Long Drop. It all starts with a podcast and it…


The Field of Blood by Denise Mina ****

17 March 2014

…with the Dragon Tattoo (which Mina adapted for a comic book), The Black Dahlia and Nineteen Seventy Four . Sure, Mina’s prose is frictionless, perhaps too easy to read, but…


The Dead Hour by Denise Mina****

7 December 2014

Reading dates: 14 November – 06 December 2014 Denise Mina’s crime novel characters are like no other. There is a clarity to Paddy Meehan and to Maureen O’Donnell that Jo…


The Long Drop by Denise Mina***

20 November 2017

Reading dates: 13 October–17 November 2017 I love Denise Mina and I love the fact that she is an artist, and experiments, even though she also has a winning formula…


The Red Road by Denise Mina***

9 June 2015

…experience. It is a fast read, but not a trashy one. There is something to the moral and social commentary of Denise Mina that puts her crime novels a tad…


Slip of the Knife by Denise Mina****

1 July 2017

…with Mina, Glasgow, the city I have lived in for the last 12 years, is alive, well observed and represented. The plot is a good combination of new stuff and…


A sickness in the family by Denise Mina ***

8 February 2015

Reading dates: 1 – 6 February 2015 A sickness in the family is a gripping, well put together graphic novel, with exquisite drawings. It is a quick, intense, enjoyable read…


2014 reading round-up

31 December 2014

…(Paddy Meehan, #2) by Mina, Denise Madame Bovary by Flaubert, Gustave Revolt, She Said by Kristeva, Julia Something Fresh (Blandings Castle, #1) by Wodehouse, P.G. Tripwire (Jack Reacher, #3) by…


Read in 2012

1 January 2013

…by Denise Mina The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh Muriel Spark: The Biography by Martin Stannard The City & the City by China Miéville David Copperfield by Charles Dickens The…


Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin *

10 August 2013

…is addictive, but Rankin made me miss Denise Mina and the good in Jo Nesbo. Perhaps it is the voice, the fact that the narrator is not Rebus, that annoyed…


About

1 June 2006

I am an artist, writer and yoga teacher. My recent practice involves performance, film, dance, photography and text, and my work has been performed, exhibited and published in Europe and…


Echo Burning by Lee Child ***

5 October 2018

…himself in the way I feel for Denise Mina’s characters or even Harry Hole. I want him a bit more vulnerable, less robotic. I was hoping for a bit of…


Police by Jo Nesbø***

3 January 2018

…I know that writing literary crime fiction is hard, but this is why I very much admire David Peace, Denise Mina and Louise Welsh. They know when to stop. Unlike…


The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler***

11 April 2020

…particular. Nothing I connected with like I connect with Nesbø (although not always), Denise Mina or Tana French. But, equally, it was a good thriller, and sometimes I need those….


Never Somewhere Else by Alex Gray**

24 April 2014

…Surely someone can go where Gombrowicz went with Cosmos, or Poe with The Purloined Letter. But who? Denise Mina got close with the Garnethill trilogy (especially through the fabulous main…


2011 in books

31 December 2011

…too bla… tagged: kindle-books and crime-fiction Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson tagged: kindle-books and literature Garnethill by Denise Mina A good story, well…


Gone girl by Gillian Flynn***

27 December 2014

…can bear the hard work. I also want to read more Denise Mina but want to be really enthralled. Any ideas? Can you give me a reading list for 2015?…


In the Woods by Tana French ****

13 January 2019

…also reminds me of my favourite Denise Mina, in her descriptions of Glasgow at night. This is high praise from me! My criterion for 5 stars is the certainty that…


Laidlaw by William McIlvanney****

23 April 2021

…of McIlvanney even though he seems to be a central influence on my favourite crime writer Denise Mina (whom I am hearing speak tonight, on World Book Day). McIlvanney did…