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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,256 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Denise Mina Narrator: Heather O’Neil Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Paddy Meehan Series Release Date:
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A neophyte journalist becomes intimately involved in her first assignment: a brutal murder. The explosive start of a new series by the author of the acclaimed Garnethill trilogy.

Little Brian Wilcox’s murder is the hottest story in Scotland. Every major newspaper crowds its pages with stories examining the crime from every angle. If only Paddy Meehan could get a scoop on the case. A nationally syndicated story would surely launch her fledgling journalism career out of the free local rag shes been working at.

But when the connection Paddy had been hoping for finally comes, it only threatens her career and family. Callum, her fiancé Sean’s young cousin, is implicated in Brian’s murder, and when Paddy foolishly confides in her equally ambitious coworker, Heather, all hell breaks loose. Heather betrays her and sells the story to a major newspaper, making the entire Meehan clan turn on Paddy. The only way Paddy can redeem herself in their eyes is to clear Callum’s name. As Glasgow buzzes with the scandal, Paddy notices a similarity between Brian’s murder and the murder of a local boy several years earlier. Using her investigative skills, Paddy sets out to solve the murder.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Field of Blood] should earn her even more fans and cement her position as Glasgow’s retort to other Scottish luminaries like Val McDermid and Ian Rankin. A thoroughly engaging read.”

    Library Journal

  • “Mina’s writing, her sense of place and social fabric, and her keenly delineated characters surpass genre designation. This is more than crime fiction, and Heather O’Neill’s intelligent performance with its authentic Scot’s burr is a perfect match for it.”


  • “Mina…has helped make Scotland a leading exporter of world-class crime fiction.”

    Washington Post

  • “[Mina] is something more than a crime writer. Like Dennis Lehane with Mystic River, she describes a close-knit, secretive community in a substantial novel that happens to be centered on a crime.”

    New York Times

  • Winner of the 2006 Barry Award for Best British Novel
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandi | 2/5/2014

    " Set in Glasgow in the early eighties. The book had great descriptions of of the city, the class and sectarian divides of the time, and how a daily newspaper runs. The characters were all very believable and Paddy was a compelling though young and flawed heroine. The only slight quibble I had was that the plot was fairly pedestrian and the entire subplot about the real life Paddy Meehan, while interesting, seemed a bit like page filler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megan | 1/22/2014

    " I finally got around to this first in a series of mysteries set in blue-collar Glasgow. I love the new Scottish noir, and this had an especially appealing heroine and a gripping, if gruesome, plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenn | 1/20/2014

    " It took a little getting used to as the dialect was definately Irish, but this book was a great read. I'll pick up a few more of Mina's to see if I enjoy them as much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lori Crossley | 1/16/2014

    " Good start to a Mina trilogy. "

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