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  • Published: 16 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784709525
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $26.00
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The Field of Blood




A child disappears and the police believe two boys are responsible, but rookie journalist Paddy Meehan isn’t so sure…

The first novel in the Paddy Meehan series, from the two-time winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
‘The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years’
Ian Rankin
In Glasgow, a child goes missing, taken from the front garden of his home. The investigation leads the police to the doors of two young boys.

Paddy Meehan has just started work at a local newspaper where she dreams of becoming an investigative journalist. Although everyone around her believes the boys acted on their own, she is certain there is more to it and begins to ask awkward questions.

But Paddy’s investigation has repercussions she never anticipated. Shunned by those closest to her, she finds herself dangerously alone.

  • Pub date: 16 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781784709525
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Denise Mina

Denise Mina is the author of the Garnethill trilogy, the Paddy Meehan series and the Alex Morrow series. She has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice and was inducted into the Crime Writers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2014. The Long Drop, her latest novel, won the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year and the Gordon Burn Prize. Denise has also written plays and graphic novels, and presented television and radio programmes. She lives and works in Glasgow.

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