Garnethill by Denise Mina
A Novel of Crime

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A taut crime novel with a heroine as tough as Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski and Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta -- and more down-to-earth than either -- Garnethill won the British Crime Writers Association's prestigious John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel.
 

About Denise Mina

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Denise Mina worked in the field of health care before teaching criminology and criminal law at Strathclyde University.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Bantam. 444 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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her alcoholic mother, insisting that her husband could never have raped his daughter, has banded together with Maureen’s sisters to accuse her of false-memory syndrome, and Mauri herself has started to wonder if, surrounded by drunks, druggies, psychotics, and treacherously solicitous mental heal...

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With sharp dialogue and painfully vulnerable characters, Mina brings Maureen's world of drug dealers, broken families, sanctimonious health-care workers and debilitated victims to startling life.

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Garnethill is the story of a woman a with mental illness able to function in this world, but not entirely cured of her problems.

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Every person we meet feels like a fully-realised creation, from Maureen and her loyal friend Leslie down through the badly-damaged Siobhain to Martin the porter in his little den, and the little boy playing football on the street.

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When an elderly stallholder at the flea market where Maureen and Leslie are selling illegally imported cigarettes dies in hospital after a brutal beating, Maureen questions why anyone might want to kill the woman popularly known as 'Home Gran'.

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When an elderly stallholder at the flea market where Maureen and Leslie are selling illegally imported cigarettes dies in hospital after a brutal beating, Maureen questions why anyone might want to kill the woman popularly known as 'Home Gran'.

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