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Gods and Beasts (Alex Morrow 3) - Denise Mina

Gods and Beasts (Alex Morrow 3) - Denise Mina

Title: Gods and Beasts

Author:  Denise Mina

ISBN:  9781409140689

Weight:  771 g

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Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina

A Glasgow post office one week before Christmas.  Martin Pavel cowers on the floor, his eyes locked on those of a terrified child.  Above them a masked gunman wields an AK47 while the boy’s grandfather calmly volunteers to help the robber gather the money.  Then the old man stands passively, hands by his sides, while the gunman raises the barrel and shoots him to shreds.

Recently returned to work after the birth of her twins, DS Alex Morrow is called in to head the investigation.  Why did the grandfather offer his help?  Was it a moment of madness, a noble act of self-sacrifice, or did the old man and his killer share a dark past?

Morrow’s enquiries lead her to the door of Kenny Gallagher, a politician fighting for his political life – and his marriage – after he’s publicly accused of having an affair with a young employee.  And unknown to Morrow a temptation too great to resist leads two of her colleagues, DCs Leonard and Wilder, to make a rash decision and leaves them at the mercy of a ruthless blackmailer.

The complicity of an old man in his own death, a promiscuous politician and a bag of untraceable money – one city, three crimes and a powerful connection that runs from Glasgow’s dark criminal underworld to the international spheres of the super rich.

Peer & Press Reviews

I am beginning to believe that Denise Mina is the finest contemporary exponent of British crime fiction, and that the Glasgow Detective Sergeant Alex Morrow is becoming its most interesting copper…  Mina is terrific, too, at portraying the social and political backdrops that envelop her plots.

Marcel Berlins, Times

Ostensibly a police procedural, Gods and Beasts has much more to it…  What the elaborate and cleverly crafted plot concerns, as Morrow identifies, is not simply detection but ‘being decent’.  An excellent novel.

Jessica Mann, Literary Review

Gods and Beasts is vintage Mina: a complex three-ply plot involving a shooting, blackmail and corruption, all described with hard-hitting prose and psychological acuity.

Julia Handford, Sunday Telegraph

Bibliographic Info

TitleGods and Beasts
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
SeriesAlex Morrow – book 3
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel Award 2013 – shortlist

Specsavers National Book Awards 2012 – shortlist (crime book)

Book Stats
PublisherOrion Publishing Group
ImprintOrion Books
Publication date
Printed byCPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 139781409140689
ISBN 101409140687
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)241 x 161 x 29mm
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Jacket photoGetty Images

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