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Alan Parks

Bloody January

Alan Parks

Bloody January

2018, pp. 304, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609454487
Region: Britain
Book collection: World Noir
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$ 17.00

The book

An exciting, evocative first-in-series noir novel set in 1973 Glasgow, a city on the cusp of a heroin epidemic, featuring detective Harry McCoy.

When an 18-year-old boy shoots a young woman dead in the middle of a busy Glasgow street and then commits suicide, McCoy knows it can’t be a random act of violence. With a newbie partner in tow, McCoy uses his underworld network to build a picture of a secret society run by Glasgow’s wealthiest family, the Dunlops. Drugs, sex, incest; every nefarious predilection is catered to, at the expense of the lower echelon of society, an underclass that includes McCoy’s best friend from reformatory school – drug-Tsar Stevie Cooper – and his on-off girlfriend, a prostitute, Janey. But with McCoy’s boss calling off the hounds, and his boss’ boss unleashing their own, the Dunlops are apparently untouchable. McCoy has other ideas.

Fans of McIlvanney’s Laidlaw books and Oliver Harris’ The Hollow Man, Ian Rankin’s and Dennis Lehane’s fiction, and TV shows like Idris Elba’s Luther will find themselves thoroughly satisfied here.

The author

Alan Parks
Alan Parks was born in Scotland and attended The University of Glasgow where he was awarded a M.A. in Moral Philosophy. Bloody January is his debut novel.

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