Bloody January

    • 4.3 • 29 Ratings
    • £3.99
    • £3.99

Publisher Description

When a teenage boy shoots a young woman dead in the middle of a busy Glasgow street and then commits suicide, Detective Harry McCoy is sure of one thing. It wasn't a random act of violence.

With his new partner in tow, McCoy uses his underworld network to lead the investigation but soon runs up against a secret society led by Glasgow's wealthiest family, the Dunlops.

McCoy's boss doesn't want him to investigate. The Dunlops seem untouchable. But McCoy has other ideas . . .

In a helter-skelter tale – winding from moneyed elite to hipster music groupies to the brutal gangs of the urban wasteland – Bloody January brings to life the dark underbelly of 1970s Glasgow and introduces a dark and electrifying new voice in Scottish noir.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
28 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Canongate Books
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Col. Russel ,

Glasgow as it was and policing as it shouldn’t be

This is a great story set in Glasgow in the Seventies and it tastes and smells of the city then. Authentic descriptions of a city yet to begin its climb back to the throbbing richness it once had and lost as it deindustrialised. McCoy is a credible character with a back story which is, for once, relevant to the crimes he seeks to solve. The plot is taut, in passing I note it seems to have “inspired” the plot of the over-rated Edge of the Grave, and locations, even down to Broughton House recognisable to anyone familiar with Glasgow in the Seventies. I couldn’t stop reading and will read more about Harry McCoy, it takes a lot to make the reader like, worry about a character who has so many defects but Parks does it.

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