The Long Drop
by Denise Mina
Pub Date 02 Mar 2017
William Watt wants answers about his family's murder. Peter Manuel has them. But Peter Manuel is a liar.
William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber.
Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt's family.
One December night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows.
Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers.
'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
'Why do Scottish writers dominate British crime fiction? With Denise Mina at least, the answer is pure class’ Daily Express