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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Alex Morrow is not new to the police force-or to crime-but there is nothing familiar about the call she has just received.

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All the characters in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

First published in Great Britain in 2009 by Orion Books, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd. Orion House, 5 Upper Saint Martin’s Lane. All the characters in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental. ISBN (Hardback) 978 1 2.

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Coffee, for the story, for shoving me off walls/bunk beds/sheds and for introducing me to The Clash. Acknowledgements Many thanks to Peter, Jon, Jade and everyone who helped me get this done. And to Stevo, Mum, Tonia and Ownie and Ferg for their support. 1 An orange Sainsbury’s plastic bag in full sail floated along the dark pavement. Читать онлайн Still Midnight. Coffee, for the story, for shoving me.

In Still Midnight, it's not just Alex Morrow and the other detectives that draw you in. Denise Mina's other characters - the criminals and the victims - are complex, interesting, and three dimensional. Still Midnight is my first time to read a Denise Mina novel and I highly recommend it. I was drawn in by the characters, enjoyed the twists and turns, and am looking forward to my next Denise Mina novel.

Denise Mina at British Council: Literature. Denise Mina talking with Ian Rankin at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (transcript and audio), 17 August 2006. Preceded by Mike Carey.

Автор: Mina Denise Название: Still Midnight Издательство: Hachette Book Group Классификация: ISBN .

Written by Denise Mina (John Constantine, Hellblazer) with art by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti, Book 2 of Stieg Larsson's international publishing phenomenon The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo picks up the story following Lisbeth's final confrontation with her "guardian," Nils Bjurman.

As Alex falls further into the most challenging case of her career, Denise Mina proves why if you don’t read crime novels, Mina is your reason to change (Rocky Mountain News).

Alex Morrow is not new to the police force-or to crime-but there is nothing familiar about the call she has just received. On a still night in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, Scotland, three armed men have slipped from a van into a house, demanding a man who is not, and has never been, inside the front door. As Alex falls further into the most challenging case of her career, Denise Mina proves why if you don’t read crime novels, Mina is your reason to change (Rocky Mountain News).

Still Midnight Audiobook by Denise Mina. On a still night in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, Scotland, three armed men have slipped from a van into a house, demanding a man who is not, and has never been, inside the front door

Still Midnight Audiobook by Denise Mina. In the confusion that ensues, one family member is shot and another kidnapped, the assailants demanding an impossible ransom.

One book by Denise Mina, and I am a fan. Delightful juxtapositions of humor and despair, with uncanny characterizations, and an absolutely wicked way with words-Mina has everything I want in a police procedural. The descriptions of the city are so detailed that I felt as if I could see, hear, feel, taste, and smell each room. Protagonist Alex Morrow is intriguing.

He heard Billal’s bedroom door fly open and a heavy gallop across the hall. Omar! Get the fuck out here! Omar sprang to his feet and hurried out to the hall. staring at the strange green phone. It wasn’t their phone. The police had given it to them. It was old and slightly dirty, the rubbery cord on the receiver coated with a layer of gray that came off under the nail. The receiver was so loud it had to be held away from the ear. When they spoke into it they could hear an echo of their own voice.


Comments: (7)

Anasius
I wanted to read a book written by Denise Mina as I had read some interesting reviews about her work. I chose Still Midnight because it is the first in her Alex Morrow series. So many have written a synopsis of the story that I don't think one more will add to the reviews. My impression of the book was that it was full of little surprises. Some authors lay out the back ground at the beginning of the first book in a series. I found that the author would give information along the way that surprised me about the characters. I read some reviews that said that Alex Morrow was unlikable but I didn't feel that way about her. She grew up in poverty and was trying to make her way or career as a police woman in Glasgow. She was smart and seemed able to read people. Did she seem to have an edge? Yes but that was ok with me. The POV was told from various characters-even some of the criminals had their POV. The book is a police procedural and moved forward like one but it was never slow for me. It held my interest. The ending was, if I think about it, a surprise too like other surprises in the book. Will continue with the series.
Dog_Uoll
One book by Denise Mina, and I am a fan. Delightful juxtapositions of humor and despair, with uncanny characterizations, and an absolutely wicked way with words--Mina has everything I want in a police procedural. The descriptions of the city are so detailed that I felt as if I could see, hear, feel, taste, and smell each room. Protagonist Alex Morrow is intriguing. Mina wisely feeds readers pieces of the Morrow puzzle, leaving us eager to discover more in the next installment. Highly recommended!
Shalinrad
The first book in a new series by Denise Mina introduces use to Detective Inspector Alex Morrow. She is from Glasgow and is frustrated when a prime case is handed over to the golden boy of the department. The case involves an apparently random shooting/kidnapping in a home of Asian muslims. The kidnappers were looking for a man named "Bob" which does not appear to fit the family at all, and take the father of the family instead. While tasked with some side functions, Alex begins to see a pattern of pieces that do not add up and gets in some key points during the course of the investigation. We also see glimpses of her personal life, including her rough childhood, a half-brother who is on the wrong side of the law, and see a hint of her troubled marriage and the reasons behind it. As the complexity of the case turns towards a possible case of financial fraud gone bad, Alex must quickly piece together the real reasons for the kidnapping before it is too late. I am looking forward to seeing more of Alex in the rest of the series.
Ishnsius
To me, Denise Mina is a big-time writing talent. Her sentence-by-sentence prose is relentlessly interesting and in "Still Midnight," she dives right into the plot, with three criminals waiting to execute a home invasion, planned by a mysterious third party, into an apparently innocent, middle-class Indian home in the Glasgow suburbs: "The van, barely three weeks old, had already been stolen and bore false license plates. It was parked carefully at the curb... and in six hours' time it would be found smoldering in woodland, all forensic traces of the men inside obliterated."

"Still Midnight" takes place in Glasgow, her home and site of all her seven previous crime novels, but it marks a departure from her prior work, which concentrated on the interior lives of single individuals, the victimized Maureen or the investigative journalist Paddy, in each of her trilogies, for example. Instead, "Still Midnight" is a multi-character novel, each following their own particular suspense story, linked but not identical to the home invasion at the story's inception. They are (no spoilers, I promise):

Alex Morrow, the bitter, bitchy police investigator. Something is troubling Alex very, very much. What is it?

Pat, the recalcitrant home invader, who conceives an impossible crush.

Aamir, the hostage with a buried past and unhappy present. Does he have the will to live through this ordeal?

Will Alex manage to surmount the police department politics behind the investigation without a career setback?

What exactly is the side business run by "Bob" and how can he afford a Lamborghini?

And the central mystery: why this house? Is the raid simply a mistake by clownish criminals?

Mina maintains these story threads and resolves them with impressive skill. This is the first installment of Mina's new series centering on Alex Morrow, a Glasgow detective, and it looks to represent a stylistic extension with a coherent plot with a believable and meaningful resolution. The criticism I would make of it - one of the middle sections drags due to a series of retrospection by the characters, the troubled central police character is hackneyed - doesn't detract from the book's overall quality and suspense.
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Author: Denise Mina
ISBN: 1552788601
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: McArthur & Company (2010)