Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 02/05/2013
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The birth of Tartan Noir
Canongate have just re-published this Scottish crime classic and it is mighty fine indeed. After having been recommended this book numerous times, I finall... READ MORE
Claudia  Sunderhauf


WINNER OF THE CWA SILVER DAGGER Meet Jack Laidlaw, the original damaged detective. When a young woman is found brutally murdered in Kelvingrove Park, only Laidlaw stands a chance of finding her murderer from among the hard men, gangland villains and self-made moneymen who lurk in the city's shadows.

  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 9780857869869
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 205g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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An Oldie but definitely a Goodie This rerelease by Canongate Books of William McIlvanney’s defunctive detective is a brilliant reminder as to why he is con... READ MORE
Scottish Noir 70s Style
Jack Laidlaw is going after a killer. A young woman is found brutally murdered in a park. Laidlaw is extremely unorthodox in the way he is driven to fin... READ MORE
Jack Laidlaw #1
Set in Glasgow in the 1970's. A girl has been murdered in Kelvingrove park. They know who the killer is, they just need to find him. But they are not the... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
Glad I took up the recommendations from among others Val McDermid, Ian Rankin and Peter May. This is a cracker of a read. I look forward to reading the sec... READ MORE
Sara Aye Moung