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The Long Drop

Author: Denise Mina
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ISBN: 9781911215240
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William Watt wants answers about his family's murder. Peter Manuel has them. But Peter Manuel is a liar. William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber. Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt's family. One December night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows. Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers. Read More

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The Long Drop by Denise Mina The Long Drop is not only a story of what might have happened on that fateful night but also a superb insight into Glasgow of the 1950s, from its policing and justice systems to the role of women in society, family life and the bars and ‘hard men’ of the post-war city. It’s an intriguing, beau... Read on >

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