The Quaker

Liam McIlvanney (Author)

Product Details

$18.00  $16.56
World Noir
Publish Date
September 17, 2019
5.4 X 8.1 X 1.4 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Liam McIlvanney's first book, Burns the Radical, won the Saltire First Book Award. He is also the author of two previous novels, All the Colors of the Town and Where the Dead Men Go, which won the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. He is a regular contributor to numerous publications, including the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Guardian. He is Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He lives in Dunedin with his wife and four sons.


Praise for The Quaker

"Every aspect of The Quaker is superb." --Washington Post

"A new master of tartan noir." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"McIlvanney composes beautiful prose about ugly things" --The New York Times Book Review

"A beautifully crafted police procedural." --Seattle Review of Books

"A Dickensian crime novel." --Mystery Matters

"Intricately plotted, resourceful in its characterization, and gorgeously written." --Toronto Star

"[Liam McIlvanney] shows a deft touch for character and setting throughout this absorbing, atmospheric read." --Crime Watch

"Another atmospheric, scary, and utterly brilliant book from Liam McIlvanney. Superb." --Adrian McKinty, award-winning author of Rain Dogs

"Atmospheric and arresting, The Quaker reveals 1960s Glasgow in all its lurid shades." --Val McDermid, bestselling author of the Dr. Tony Hill series

"This is a terrific novel, dark, powerful, and beautifully written. I finished it a while ago, but I'm still haunted by the characters and the place." --Ann Cleeves, bestselling author of Shetland

"Skilfully dovetailed ... atmospheric ... a solidly crafted and satisfying detective story." --Laura Wilson, The Guardian

"An absolute master of Tartan noir ... the corruption of the late Sixties is splendidly evoked, as is DI Duncan McCormack." --Daily Mail

"The Quaker is one of my favourite reads of the year. A powerhouse of a book with Liam McIlvanney's full lyrical powers on display. Loved it." --Steve Cavanagh