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Strange Loyalties

Strange Loyalties (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McIlvanney, William

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Detective Inspector Jack Laidlaw blunders his way through ruined lives and frustrated relationships investigating his brother's murder and a drug pusher in Glasgow.

ISBN 9781609452537
Barcode 9781609452537
Published 7 April 2015 by Europa Editions
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series The Laidlaw Investigation (part: 3)
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ISBN-13 9781609452537
ISBN-10 1609452534
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Europa Editions
Imprint Europa Editions
Publication Date 7 April 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McIlvanney, William
Series The Laidlaw Investigation (part: 3)
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Mystery fiction, Police, Scotland, Fiction, Laidlaw, Jack (Fictitious character)
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 706176

Description of this Book

This third book in the series begins with Jack Laidlaw's despair and anger at his brother's death in a banal road accident. His questions as to the dynamics of his bother's death lead to larger questions about the nature of pain and injustice about meaning of his own life. Laidlaw is determined to learn more about the circumstances surrounding Scott Laidlaw's death. His investigations will lead to a confrontation with his own past and a harrowing journey into the dark Glasgow underworld.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This extraordinary and beautifully written novel...sets a high standard among contemporary thrillers. Like its detective hero, Strange Loyalties is captivating and unforgettable. -- Publishers Weekly The Laidlaw trilogy is one of the finest things in modern fiction, in the Chandler and Simenon class. --Spectator Starts on the streets and ends up in the soul. -- The Daily Telegraph A grimly effective novel like Chandler's The Long Goodbye about the detective's loyalty to the dead. -- Kirkus Reviews Allan Guthrie probably comes closest to McIlvanney in his mix of humor and compassion, but even that top-flight crime writer doesn't do it with the same concentration. -- Peter Rozovsky, Detectives Beyond Borders

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Author's Bio

William McIlvanney is widely credited as the founder the Tartan Noir movement that includes authors such as Denise Mina, Ian Banks, and Val McDermid, all of whom cite him as an influence and inspiration. McIlvanney's Laidlaw trilogy changed the face of Scottish fiction (The Times of London), his Docherty won the Whitbread Award for Fiction, and his Laidlaw and The Papers of Tony Veitch both gained Silver Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association. Strange Loyalties won the Glasgow Herald's People's Prize.

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