Field of Blood by Denise Mina
A Novel (Paddy Meehan)

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A sensational murder provides the young journalist Paddy Meehan with her big professional break when she realizes that she has a personal connection to one of the suspects.Launching her own investigation, Paddy uncovers lines of deception that go deep into the past - and that could spell even more horrible crimes in the future if she doesn't get the story right.
 

About Denise Mina

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Denise Mina is the author of The End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, 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.
 
Published October 15, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 548 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As if her own investigation weren’t dark enough, Mina (Deception, 2004, etc.) introduces a running counterpoint: the real-life case of Paddy’s namesake, a burglar convicted in 1969 of murder despite his pleas of innocence and released only after seven years in a solitary confinement little more s...

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At the heart of the plot is her decision pose as colleague Heather Allen when she makes dangerous inquiries, a choice that spells death for the real Heather, who's everything Paddy isn't: slim blonde whistle bait—and ambitious enough to steal a story from Paddy.

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It's a pleasure to listen to O'Neill's lovely Scottish rhythms and accent narrating this alternately amusing and chilling mystery of the recent death of a three-year-old—a death intricately connected with a similar murder a decade earlier.

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The year is 1981, and eighteen-year-old Patricia (Paddy) Meehan is a humble lass from a Catholic working-class family.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Paddy Meehan wants to be a journalist.

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Bestsellersworld

She is someone who wants to be her own person - to do what she wants to do - not what everyone else wants her to do.

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Hallie Ephron Evening Times [Glasgow] 4 of 5 Stars "Mina has obviously done her research—she even braved the old Press Bar in Albion Street—but things have changed and journalists no longer have time to fit in work round a day in the pub.

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