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William McIlvanney

The Papers of Tony Veitch

William McIlvanney

The Papers of Tony Veitch

2014, pp. 256, e-Book
ISBN: 9781609452384
Region: Scotland
Book collection: World Noir
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The book

Eck Adamson, an alcoholic vagrant, summons Jack Laidlaw to his deathbed. Probably the only policeman in Glasgow who would bother to respond, Laidlaw see in Eck’s cryptic last message a clue to the murder of a gangland thug and the disappearance of a student. With stubborn integrity, Laidlaw tracks down a seam of corruption that runs fro the top to the bottom of society.

The author

William McIlvanney
William McIlvanney is credited with being the founder of “Tartan Noir,” the school of mystery writing that includes authors such as Denise Mina, Ian Rankin, and Val McDermid, all of whom cite him as an influence and an inspiration. The Laidlaw trilogy changed the face of Scottish fiction. His novel Docherty won the Whitbread Award for Fiction. Laidlaw and The Papers of Tony Veitch both gained Silver Daggers from the Crime Writers’ Association.

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