25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
  1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Mystery- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

Slip of the Knife: A Novel

by

Slip of the Knife: A Novel Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A brilliant new thriller featuring Paddy Meehan, one of the most praised heroines since Temperance Brennan, from "a rising star in the world of crime fiction" (Laura Miller, Salon).

Paddy Meehan is no stranger to murder — as a reporter she lives at crime scenes — but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police. Her former boyfriend and fellow journalist Terry Patterson has been found hooded and shot through the head. Paddy knows she will be of little help — she had not seen Terry in more than six months. So she is bewildered to learn that in his will he has left her his house and several suitcases full of notes. Drawn into a maze of secrets and lies, Paddy begins making connections to Terry's murder that no one else has seen, and soon finds herself trapped in the most important — and dangerous — story of her career.

Review:

"Set in 1990, Mina's superb third thriller to feature Paddy Meehan (after 2006's Edgar-finalist The Dead Hour) finds the Glaswegian journalist embroiled in the most politically charged and personal story of her career. When the corpse of Meehan's ex-lover, journalist Terry Hewitt, turns up in the countryside near Port Glasgow, everything points to an IRA execution. After Meehan discovers that Terry willed her his notes and a house in the country, she decides to investigate his murder. Distracted by the imminent parole of Callum Ogilvy — the young cousin of her ex-fianc convicted for his role in a child's murder in Field of Blood (2005) — Meehan soon realizes that everyone from the Scottish police to the IRA is intent on keeping the motive for Terry's death a secret. When Terry's colleague is killed and her own young son is threatened, Meehan knows she must uncover the men responsible before she becomes their next victim. This gripping read, with its intricate plotting and realistic regional dialogue, will leave even the most astute reader guessing until the end." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The Scottish writer Denise Mina, besides having a wonderfully melodic name, is widely regarded as one of the most talented young crime novelists now at work in Great Britain. She's perhaps best known for a series that features Paddy Meehan, a trouble-prone, 27-year-old Glasgow journalist. 'Slip of the Knife' is Mina's third Paddy Meehan novel, and it is a good showcase for her talents and priorities.... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Review:

"Scotland continues to produce a steady stream of superlative thriller writers....Mina, who also penned the award-winning Garnethill trilogy, serves up a suspenseful story line and psychologically complex characters..." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"Paddy Meehan is one of the most fascinating female characters in contemporary crime fiction....[E]ngrossing....Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"The novel's plot is a bit raggedy, lacking the snap and tension of some of Mina's previous works. Then again, watching Paddy careen around Glasgow in too-tight skirts, dress down sinister thugs in pubs...and enjoy a more robust love life than tubby women in literature are usually permitted is entertainment enough. (Grade: B+)." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Mina excels at this kind of writing, the back-and-forth of competitors and colleagues, the way tension and love bind people uneasily." Boston Globe

Synopsis:

A brilliant new thriller featuring Paddy Meehan, one of the most praised heroines since Temperance Brennan. Paddy is no stranger to murder — as a reporter she lives at crime scenes — but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police.

Video

About the Author

Denise Mina is the author of The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She lives in Glasgow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316015585
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Mina, Denise
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Journalists -- Crimes against.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Copyright:
Series:
Paddy Meehan Novels
Publication Date:
20100308
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.77 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Dead Hour: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $6.50
  2. Exile Used Trade Paper $5.95
  3. Garnethill Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. The Chameleon's Shadow Used Hardcover $10.95
  5. Judas Horse: An FBI Special Agent... Used Hardcover $7.95
  6. Careless in Red: A Novel (Thomas...
    Used Hardcover $7.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Technothrillers

Slip of the Knife: A Novel Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.50 In Stock
Product details 384 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316015585 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Set in 1990, Mina's superb third thriller to feature Paddy Meehan (after 2006's Edgar-finalist The Dead Hour) finds the Glaswegian journalist embroiled in the most politically charged and personal story of her career. When the corpse of Meehan's ex-lover, journalist Terry Hewitt, turns up in the countryside near Port Glasgow, everything points to an IRA execution. After Meehan discovers that Terry willed her his notes and a house in the country, she decides to investigate his murder. Distracted by the imminent parole of Callum Ogilvy — the young cousin of her ex-fianc convicted for his role in a child's murder in Field of Blood (2005) — Meehan soon realizes that everyone from the Scottish police to the IRA is intent on keeping the motive for Terry's death a secret. When Terry's colleague is killed and her own young son is threatened, Meehan knows she must uncover the men responsible before she becomes their next victim. This gripping read, with its intricate plotting and realistic regional dialogue, will leave even the most astute reader guessing until the end." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Scotland continues to produce a steady stream of superlative thriller writers....Mina, who also penned the award-winning Garnethill trilogy, serves up a suspenseful story line and psychologically complex characters..."
"Review" by , "Paddy Meehan is one of the most fascinating female characters in contemporary crime fiction....[E]ngrossing....Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "The novel's plot is a bit raggedy, lacking the snap and tension of some of Mina's previous works. Then again, watching Paddy careen around Glasgow in too-tight skirts, dress down sinister thugs in pubs...and enjoy a more robust love life than tubby women in literature are usually permitted is entertainment enough. (Grade: B+)."
"Review" by , "Mina excels at this kind of writing, the back-and-forth of competitors and colleagues, the way tension and love bind people uneasily."
"Synopsis" by , A brilliant new thriller featuring Paddy Meehan, one of the most praised heroines since Temperance Brennan. Paddy is no stranger to murder — as a reporter she lives at crime scenes — but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.