The Long Drop


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‘A masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain’s finest living crime novelist’ Daily Telegraph

‘Absorbing… this is a bravura performance, a true original’ Ian Rankin

Glasgow, 1957. It is a December night and William Watt is desperate. His family has been murdered and he needs to find out who killed them.

He arrives at a bar to meet Peter Manuel, who claims he can get hold of the gun that was used. But Watt soon realises that this infamous criminal will not give up information easily.

Inspired by true events, The Long Drop follows Watt and Manuel along back streets and into smoky pubs, and on to the courtroom where the murder trial takes place. Can Manuel really be trusted to tell the truth? And how far will Watt go to get what he wants?


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Praise for THE LONG DROP:

‘Extraordinary’ Guardian

‘This book is so, so good. Forensic, beautiful and gripping’ Graham Norton

‘Revisits a dark episode in Glasgow’s past… Mina navigates the uneasy territory between fact and fiction with consummate grace’ Val McDermid

From the Publisher

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ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01GH07D88
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage Digital; 1st edition (2 Mar. 2017)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 5087 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 241 pages

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Customers find the narrative fascinating, realistic, and gripping. They also appreciate the sharp original wit and writing style. Overall, customers describe the book as extremely well written and well researched.

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