Page Turning Crime Fiction

Denise Mina, winner of the Crime Novel of the Year award for her last book, The End of the Wasp Season, returns with a new novel featuring Detective Superintendent Alex Morrow.  In Gods and BeastsMorrow, who was heavily pregnant earlier, is now the exhausted mother of twins, and worries that parenthood is making her soft at work.  A Post Office becomes a scene of carnage as a grandfather is gunned down  in front of his  grandson just before Christmas.  Morrow heads the investigation, thrusting her into the  worlds of both politics and organized crime.  This is no simple piece of sleuthing though, as Mina uses all Glasgow as her canvas, painting a picture of collusion, corruption and grubby compromise.   This page turning police procedural solidifies Mina's place at the head of the crime writing pack.

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