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ISBN13: 9780316016827
ISBN10: 0316016829
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Blending suspense, compassion, raw instinct, and grim wit, Denise Mina's Resolution completes her compelling Garnethill trilogy (which includes two New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year) that Val McDermid, author of A Place of Execution, calls "head and shoulders above much of contemporary crime fiction."

In her gripping new crime novel, Mina returns once more to the seamier precincts of Glasgow and the untidy world of the hapless but resolute Maureen O'Donnell. Maureen's abusive father has shown up again in Glasgow; and Angus Farrell, the psychologist who so gruesomely murdered her therapist-boyfriend, is going on trial — with Maureen as the star witness. Meanwhile, she's embroiled in another hard-bitten family's feud when Ella McGee, an elderly stall-holder at the flea market where Maureen sells illegally imported cigarettes, decides to take her son to small-claims court over unpaid wages and then turns up beaten brutally in Albert Hospital.

Violence hovers in the most familiar precincts of Maureen's Garnethill, and Denise Mina once again proves herself to be, in Ian Rankin's words, one of the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years.

Review:

"Resolution can stand alone, battered and proud, as a class-conscious crime novel that dares to tell the ugly truth." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"For anyone who thinks Western civilization too comfortable or crime novels no more than entertainment, Denise Mina's Garnethill trilogy will come as a salutary surprise. It will also make them laugh and keep them reading. It is a great achievement." Times Literary Supplement

Review:

"If you want a reason to try the crime genre, get yourself a novel by Denise Mina." Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"Mina depicts a Scotland so hard that merely living there can cut you like a shard of glass." Baltimore Sun

Review:

"Once again, Mina delivers a Scottish blend of Thomas Harris, George Pelecanos, and Oprah-style reading that is uniquely her own and goes down very smoothly." Library Journal

Review:

"Mina's canvas is so broad, so teeming, and so relentlessly sordid that the biggest surprise in this final chapter in Mina's not-to-be-missed Glasgow trilogy...is that she can pull off the climax her title promises." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

"Resolution can stand alone, battered and proud, as a class-conscious crime novel that dares to tell the ugly truth." -New York Times Book Review

Just as Maureen O'Donnell is struggling to give up drinking, she faces her most formidable challenges yet: testifying against her boyfriend's murderer and the return of her abusive father. Irresistibly blending suspense, compassion, raw instinct, and grim wit, Resolution provides a wrenching conclusion to Denise Mina's universally acclaimed Garnethill trilogy.

"For anyone who thinks Western civilization too comfortable or crime novels no more than entertainment, Denise Mina's Garnethill trilogy will come as a salutary surprise. It will also make them laugh and keep them reading. It is a great achievement." -Times Literary Supplement

"If you want a reason to try the crime genre, get yourself a novel by Denise Mina." -Rocky Mountain News

"Mina depicts a Scotland so hard that merely living there can cut you like a shard of glass." -Baltimore Sun

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.

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Marlene Head, November 5, 2007 (view all comments by Marlene Head)
In this last book of Denise Mina's "Garnethill" crime novel trilogy, gritty Scottish heroine Maureen O'Donnell is still struggling with the demons of drink and childhood sexual abuse by her father, Michael. While she waits to testify against the killer of her former lover and worries about her pregnant sister's baby, the suspicious death of a colorful acquaintance leads her and her friends Leslie and Kilty into Glasgow's underworld of forced prostitution and international trafficking. One of the best crime writers on the planet!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316016827
Author:
Mina, Denise
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Abused women
Subject:
Glasgow, scotland
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.20x5.52x1.28 in. .86 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316016827 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Resolution can stand alone, battered and proud, as a class-conscious crime novel that dares to tell the ugly truth."
"Review" by , "For anyone who thinks Western civilization too comfortable or crime novels no more than entertainment, Denise Mina's Garnethill trilogy will come as a salutary surprise. It will also make them laugh and keep them reading. It is a great achievement."
"Review" by , "If you want a reason to try the crime genre, get yourself a novel by Denise Mina."
"Review" by , "Mina depicts a Scotland so hard that merely living there can cut you like a shard of glass."
"Review" by , "Once again, Mina delivers a Scottish blend of Thomas Harris, George Pelecanos, and Oprah-style reading that is uniquely her own and goes down very smoothly."
"Review" by , "Mina's canvas is so broad, so teeming, and so relentlessly sordid that the biggest surprise in this final chapter in Mina's not-to-be-missed Glasgow trilogy...is that she can pull off the climax her title promises."
"Synopsis" by , A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

"Resolution can stand alone, battered and proud, as a class-conscious crime novel that dares to tell the ugly truth." -New York Times Book Review

Just as Maureen O'Donnell is struggling to give up drinking, she faces her most formidable challenges yet: testifying against her boyfriend's murderer and the return of her abusive father. Irresistibly blending suspense, compassion, raw instinct, and grim wit, Resolution provides a wrenching conclusion to Denise Mina's universally acclaimed Garnethill trilogy.

"For anyone who thinks Western civilization too comfortable or crime novels no more than entertainment, Denise Mina's Garnethill trilogy will come as a salutary surprise. It will also make them laugh and keep them reading. It is a great achievement." -Times Literary Supplement

"If you want a reason to try the crime genre, get yourself a novel by Denise Mina." -Rocky Mountain News

"Mina depicts a Scotland so hard that merely living there can cut you like a shard of glass." -Baltimore Sun

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