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The Dead Hour Paddy Meehan Returns In Denise Mina S Most Powerful Mystery Yet, Nominated For A Edgar AwardWhen Journalist Paddy Meehan Investigates A Domestic Dispute, The Well Dressed Man Who Answers The Door Assures Her The Blonde In The Shadows Behind Him Is Fine, And Slips Her Money Before He Closes The Door In Fact, The Woman Was Tortured And Left To Die Later That Night, And Paddy Has Only Days To Uncover The Truth Before The Newspaper Learns Of Her Bribe And The Police Close The Case For Reasons Of Their Own Only Paddy Cares Enough To Pursue A Dark And Brutal Story That Could Make Her Career Or Kill Her, In A Novel That Proves Why Denise Mina Is Some Kind Of Magnificent Wall Street Journal Brutally Funny People Mina Again Demonstrates Why She Is One Of The Best Mystery Writers On Either Side Of The Atlantic Miami Herald In All Her Insecurity, Paddy Is Achingly Real And Mina S Note Perfect Writing Captures Paddy S Voice Dead On Boston Globe A Gloriously Visceral Style Mina Excels At Narrative And Social Commentary Newsday


About the Author: Denise Mina

Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in 1966 Because of her father s job as an Engineer, the family followed the north sea oil boom of the seventies around EuropeShe left school at sixteen and did a number of poorly paid jobs, including working in a meat factory, as a bar maid, kitchen porter and cook.Eventually she settled in auxiliary nursing for geriatric and terminal care patients.At twenty one she passed exams, got into study Law at Glasgow University and went on to research a PhD thesis at Strathclyde University on the ascription of mental illness to female offenders, teaching criminology and criminal law in the mean time.Misusing her grant she stayed at home and wrote a novel, Garnethill when she was supposed to be studying instead.



10 thoughts on “The Dead Hour

  1. says:

    Damn I love these books I adore Paddy Meehan She is one of the best series protagonists I ve come across in years In her era late 80s and her particularly conservative religious community, women don t work they marry So here s Paddy, charging full speed ahead into the unnatural life of a professional, unmarried woman She s tough but insecure Hot headed, yet kind And she s totally badass No plot s


  2. says:

    Paddy Keeps Rolling 4 Stars Paddy Meehan is one of the most entertaining characters I have encountered in a long time On one hand, she is a little overweight and is self conscious while on the other she is spunky, quick witted and quick tempered She is the only unbeliever in a staunchly catholic home and she is convinced her unbelief will drag her whole family to hell with her The entertainment provided


  3. says:

    Paddy Meehan 2 and by the time of this it was joyfully obvious that no one had to long for moan about miss Garnethill Denise does not know how it feels to write a less than great book Paddy has made reporter, but are doing her dog introduction time during the Dead Hour of night.


  4. says:

    Terrific Tartan noir with young Paddy Meehan getting in over her head again Great on the sexual politics of a provincial newsroom in the 1980s with a few too many scenes following the physical breakdown of a coke head on the run Satisfying enough to hunt down the third in the series.


  5. says:

    Aged 21 and suffering under the gloom of the Thatcher years, Patricia Paddy Meehan is the only wage earner in her Glasgow family Her job is as a very junior reporter on a fictional Glasgow newspaper, the Daily News her main task is to cruise the city at night with a driver, listening to the police radio and checking the hospitals and cop shops in search of an interesting story One night she witnesses a pair of cops being bribed


  6. says:

    Setting Scotland 1984 This is the second book in the series featuring Glasgow journalist Paddy Meehan In this latest episode, Paddy is assigned to the newspaper s night car , chasing police calls to see if any interesting stories are revealed Attending an upmarket home in the Bearsden area after reports of a domestic, Paddy and her driver find the police already there, interviewing a man on the doorstep Paddy catches a glimpse of a wom


  7. says:

    The second book in the series is just as good as the first A horrific murder, the ties that bind families, police corruption, coming of age, women in the workforce, discrimination against Catholics in 80s Glasgow It s all there Plus her ongoing obsession with Paddy Meehan And her own dysfunctional family Terrific.


  8. says:

    Denise Mina is the sort of writer who puts lesser writers off from writing, since they know they can never compete with the casual brilliance of what she does At least, that is the case with this writer, i.e me.I wasn t especially drawn to Paddy Meehan in the first book, in comparison with Maureen O Donnell but this is the second and she has grown a lotinteresting in the meantime The plot is well worked and lucid, characters superb and Paddy herself c


  9. says:

    Leave it to me to begin in the middle I somehow picked up book two of a series though completely able to be read as a standalone , after reading some words of praise for Mina s writing Those words were well deserved Mina is an accomplished writer She brings the dark, dour, bleak streets of Glasgow to life with her artfully descriptive prose, and her characters roam the pages like flesh and blood Paddy Meehan had a life before this book and I guess I ll go bac


  10. says:

    The story itself was OK I like feisty protagonists acting for the benefit of others as well as for themselves Especially when the protagonist is a woman Although in this case, the person Paddy tried to protect was not at all likeable My problem is with the audio version The reader, Helen O Neill s accent was to my ear Irish I d rather have the reader use their own voice if they can t do an appropriate accent Or I should just read the actual book with my eyes, instead


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