The Garnethill trilogy of suspense thrillers feature Maureen O’Donnell. Garnethill (Garnethill #1), Exile (Garnethill, #2), Resolution (Garnethill, #3). From its opening pages, this winner of the John Creasy Memorial Award for best first crime novel pulls readers inexorably into the tortured world of sexual. Garnethill [Denise Mina] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A shattering first novel You can’t look away from it. –New York Times Book.

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In the end, was able to bring all the threads together and wrap up nicely. Do you already have iTunes? There’s at least two more book A fantastic mystery with a very satisfying ending! Considering my Anthropology disseration was based on the scape-goating of minorities who are labelled with mental disorders this subject really appeals to me. If Apple Books doesn’t open, click the Books app in your Dock. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

I wrote the first three chapters of the book and sent them off to literary agents picked out of the talking pages by an operator. I am so glad I found Mina–her mystery is fine, but it’s the characters that keep you going. Denise Mina born is a Scottish crime writer and playwright. Her books are primarily set in or around Glasgow, and remind me very much of Ian Rankin’s Rebus series.

The number of main and supporting characters she’s able to not only create and involve in the story but is also able to capture our emotion for is impressive. There were aspects I liked quite a lot: In truth, the first half of the book had me convinced I would be handing out a two-star rating. Opening the iTunes Store. Her character was well developed and she was surrounded by a series of vivid and interesting characters.


Mina came to crime fiction after a contradictory childhood. I do love these books!! Not a very warm view on the human condition. I was living in a bedsit at the time and the phone rang one morning at nine am. Thinking of it now the time sequence seems like a bad TV movie, if only I drank coffee out of paper cups and the chief of police had given me twenty-four hours to break the case. Great depth of observation of mental illness.

You can book on a tour or download the PDF guide from the website and walk it yourself. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I found this book and the main character really engaging.

Apr 14, Tricia rated it it was ok. I guessed wrong who the perpetrator wasit was not until the last 25 pages that I got it right. But when people she knows die violently she musters her compassion, courage and humour to delve into their lives and find the truth. Some examples of the slang: Garnethill reminded me very much of the film Gothikaand though I liked it I found the “evil asylum” trope to be rather outdated by this garneghill.

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I have some questions. Both had sex, violence and profanity. The police do not have enough evidence to charge her, at least garbethill at the moment, and Maureen launches her own investigation to discover the truth and clear her own name.

The Garnethill series

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Maureen O’Donnell wakes up yarnethill morning to find her therapist boyfriend murdered in the middle of her living room and herself a prime suspect in a murder case. My heart broke a bit at the end, as th Wow. Before doing so she goes out with her best friend, Leslie and gets drunk.


Garnethill Series by Denise Mina

Dorling Garnethiillpp. You will be kept guessing who the murderer is to the very end. Yet nowhere in that entire conversation does this person actually say the killer’s name, nor does Maureen ask for it. Open Preview See a Problem? Anyways, I give this book 3 stars – would I recommend it to others, yes but with caution.

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I want to go there, visit so badly, but I’m afrai I came upon the Garnethill series by Denise Mina as a suggestion from my carpool buddy. More about the Garnethill district Garnethill is a hilly district near the centre of the Scottish city of Glasgow. One of her children is rampaging along the garnethiill corridor outside the study door; her partner is baking bread nina the kitchen.

My main problem is that she basically lies to the police all the time while she does her own investigation.

Why are the Scottish such dark writers? Notify me of new posts by email. Indeed, she was the first woman writer to do 12 instalments of comic-book series Hellblazer. And I started writing comics.

The Garnethill Trilogy by Denise Mina

Oct 19, Tim The Enchanter rated it liked it Shelves: This page was last edited on 14 Septemberat Retrieved 16 March Aug 11, Gillian marked it as to-read. And how will the police who are dogging her footsteps suddenly become her allies?

While I thought it was a good novel, it was by no means great. Out of friendship for Leslie she doggedly pursues the truth.