Publication Date: 30/01/2020 ISBN: 9781786894199 Category:

February’s Son

Alan Parks

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 30/01/2020 ISBN: 9781786894199 Category:
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Bodies are piling up with messages carved into their chests. Rival gangs are competing for control. New drugs have arrived in Glasgow, and they’ve brought a different kind of violence to the broken city. The law of the street is changing and demons from Detective McCoy’s past are coming back to haunt him.

Can McCoy keep his head up for long enough to deliver justice?

Publisher Review

The no-holds-barred action and dialogue smack you in the face like a Glasgow kiss. Cracking * * The Sun * * Pitch-black tartan noir, set in Seventies Glasgow . . . Compelling . . . With an emotional heart that's hard to ignore * * Daily Mail * * A riveting journey through the grim and gritty dark side of 1970s Glasgow . . . A powerful slab of tartan noir * * Herald * * [An] engaging tartan noir page turner * * Scotsman * * A riveting book, begging to be read in as few sittings as possible . . . The macabre and morally ambivalent February's Son is not one that will be quickly or easily forgotten * * The National * * A winning formula . . . All the elements of the classic crime page turner are here * * Yorkshire Post * * A terrifically muscular slice of tartan noir that cements Parks's place amongst the pantheon of great contemporary Scottish crime novelists -- Waterstones PRAISE FOR BLOODY JANUARY: An old-school cop novel written with wit and economy . . . Think McIlvanney or Get Carter -- IAN RANKIN A potent tale of death . . . Alan Parks's excellent first novel propels him into the top class of Scottish noir authors . . . Detective Harry McCoy . . . is so noir that he makes most other Scottish cops seem light grey * * The Times, Book of the Month * * 1970s Glasgow hewn from flesh and drawn in blood -- PETER MAY

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