The Dead Hour
When a woman is murdered, journalist Paddy Meehan must put her reputation – and her life – on the line to crack the case
Discover the second novel in the pulse-racing Paddy Meehan series, from award-winning author Denise Mina. ‘Mina can chill your blood and break your heart in the same sentence’ Mark Billingham Journalist Paddy Meehan is called to a domestic dispute in a wealthy Glasgow suburb. The woman bleeding from a head injury doesn’t want any help and the well-dressed man beside her assures Paddy that everything is fine. But when she is given a £50 note to keep quiet, she becomes suspicious.
The next morning, the woman is dead. Paddy has found the story she has been waiting for, yet she will lose all credibility if word gets out about her bribe. To make matters worse, the police who attended the scene are twisting the evidence. Only Paddy cares enough to pursue a dark truth that could make her career – or get her killed.
‘Splendidly written... Magnificently readable’ The Times
Praise for The Dead Hour
Denise Mina is wonderful. It took only one book for me to become a true fanMichael Connelly
Splendidly written... Magnificently readableThe Times
The Glasgow...in which The Dead Hour is set is uncompromisingly real and so are [the] characters. This is another very fine book from MinaSunday Telegraph