The Long Drop


Product Details

Little Brown and Company
Publish Date
5.9 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Denise Mina is the author of more than ten novels, including The Long Drop, winner of the 2017 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime book of the year, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel. Mina has twice received the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. She lives in Glasgow.



"A terrific exploration of crime and oppression."--Kirkus (Starred Review)

"The emerging story is an intricate and suspenseful unveiling of a murderer's mind while taking readers on a compelling journey through Glasgow's historic underworld...This stand-alone thriller showcases Mina at her best, capturing the nuanced psychological suspense and ethical shadows of her Alex Morrow series as well as the electric dialogue and tangible grit of her Paddy Meehan novels."--Booklist (Starred Review)

"A whip-smart Scottish crime'll find yourself hooked."--Kim Hubbard, People
"Mina's riveting sixth novel featuring Glasgow Detective Inspector Alex Morrow...(is) an installment that exposes the bleakness of small-town Scotland as skillfully as it does the bustling mean streets of Glasgow."
--Publishers Weekly
The "always dependable Mina...delivers another atmospheric, well crafted mystery."--Library Journal
"Piercingly perceptive."--Kirkus
"Mina's gift at unveiling the relatable quandaries, desires, and missteps that create criminals provides an irresistible hook...Recommend to readers who appreciate driven, conflicted female detectives like Anne Holt's Hanne Wilhelmsen, Val McDermid's Carol Jordan, and Tana French's Cassie Maddox."--Booklist
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Praise for BLOOD, SALT, WATER:

"An atmospheric, chilling thriller...The power of Mina's writing is such that she can transport readers from placidity to violent pandemonium in the space of a paragraph."
--Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
"The Long Drop takes readers on a suspenseful tour into the past, through psyches and situations far grimmer than even those sooty Glasgow streets."
--Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post

"Mina has always been a close observer of the brutality drunkards can inflict on their wives and children... this one feels painfully real."
--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review