‘This book is so, so good. Forensic, beautiful and gripping’ GRAHAM NORTON
** Winner of the 2017 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year**
Glasgow, 1957. It is a December night and William Watt is desperate. His family has been murdered and he needs to find out who killed them.
He arrives at a bar to meet Peter Manuel, who claims he can get hold of the gun that was used. But Watt soon realises that this infamous criminal will not give up information easily.
Inspired by true events, The Long Drop follows Watt and Manuel along back streets and into smoky pubs, and on to the courtroom where the murder trial takes place. Can Manuel really be trusted to tell the truth? And how far will Watt go to get what he wants?
‘The extraordinary story of a 1950s Glasgow murder mystery’
‘A masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain’s finest living crime novelist’
‘Absorbing… this is a bravura performance, a true original’
‘Revisits a dark episode in Glasgow’s past… Mina navigates the uneasy territory between fact and fiction with consummate grace’
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This was a plough through book rather than a page turner. I felt no sympathy with the characters and no grip of anticipation