The Long Drop
by Denise Mina
Pub Date 02 Mar 2017
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?
Winner of the 2017 Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for the best Scottish crime book of the year.
'The extraordinary story of a 1950s Glasgow murder mystery’ Guardian
'Mina's novels are engrossing, deeply rooted in reality and astutely perceptive about human nature’ Daily Express
'Powerful, passionate and compelling. Mina can chill your blood and break your heart in the same sentence’ Mark Billingham
'The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years’ Ian Rankin