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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 Europe. She 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.
Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, Crime, Noir, Thrillers
Life ought to be simple for Detective Inspector Alex Morrow. She’s not new to the police force–or to crime–but none of that matters as she’s assigned to the case that could make her career.
The case involves a seemingly random attack on a family in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. Three armed men slipped from a van into a house, demanding a man who is not, and has never been, inside the front door. In the confusion that ensues, one family member is shot and another kidnapped, the assailants demanding an impossible ransom. Is this an amateur crime gone horribly wrong, or something much more unexpected?
As Alex falls further into the most challenging case of her career, she must manage the complications of police force politics, and a marriage every bit as tangled as the case she’s trying to solve. Rich with dark humor and powerful storytelling, STILL MIDNIGHT shows again why Denise Mina’s mysteries have earned praise as among the best in the world.
The books in suggested reading order:
The End of the Wasp Season
Gods and Beasts
The Red Road
Blood Salt Water