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Denise Mina

Autor(a) de A Contas com o Passado

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About the Author

Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in 1966. She initially left school at the age of 16 and worked a variety of low skilled jobs like bar maid and kitchen porter. She later returned to school and earned a law degree from Glasgow University. She has since become a crime writer and playwright. She has mostrar mais authored the Garnethill trilogy and three novels featuring the character Patricia Meehan, a Glasgow journalist. She has also done some comic book writing with 13 issues of Hellblazer. She won the John Creasy Dagger for Best First Crime Novel for her book, Garnethill, in 1998. She also won the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award with her title,The End of Wasp Season, in 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Denise Mina

A Contas com o Passado (1998) 1,051 cópias
Field of Blood (2005) 785 cópias
Conviction (2018) 784 cópias
Still Midnight (2009) 776 cópias
The End of the Wasp Season (2011) 715 cópias
The Dead Hour (2006) 687 cópias
Sanctum (2002) 596 cópias
Culpados ou Inocentes (2000) 588 cópias
The Last Breath (2008) 573 cópias
Resolution (2001) 482 cópias
Gods and Beasts (2012) 402 cópias
The Red Road (2013) 345 cópias
The Long Drop (2016) 325 cópias
Blood, Salt, Water (2015) 292 cópias
The Less Dead (2020) 187 cópias
John Constantine, Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy (2006) — Autor — 172 cópias
Rizzio (2021) 151 cópias
A Sickness in the Family (2010) 100 cópias
Confidence (2022) 98 cópias
The Second Murderer (2023) 71 cópias
Three Fires: A Novel (2023) 56 cópias
Every Seven Years (2015) 27 cópias
IDP: 2043 (2014) 18 cópias
The Garnethill Trilogy (1999) 15 cópias
Hellblazer (2009) 3 cópias
De mindre döda (2021) 3 cópias
Hellblazer #216 (2006) 3 cópias
Hellblazer #221 (2006) 3 cópias
Hellblazer #222 (2006) 2 cópias
Hellblazer #217 (2006) 2 cópias
Hellblazer #218 (2006) 2 cópias
Hellblazer #219 (2006) 2 cópias
Hellblazer #220 (2006) 2 cópias
Hellblazer #226 2 cópias
Hellblazer #228 2 cópias
Hellblazer #223 (2006) 2 cópias
Hellblazer #224 (2006) 2 cópias
Hellblazer #225 (2006) 2 cópias
Hellblazer #227 2 cópias
Relik (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Zamek z piasku, ktr̤y runal (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
The dog of the South 1 exemplar(es)
Helena And The Babies 1 exemplar(es)
Pocket Guide to Flirting (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Chris Takes The Bus 1 exemplar(es)
Den sista utvgen (2016) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Tremor of Forgery (1969) — Introdução, algumas edições570 cópias
The Blunderer (1954) — Introdução, algumas edições472 cópias
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (2004) — Contribuinte — 318 cópias
Tart Noir (2002) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
Deadly Housewives (2006) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Best British Mysteries (2003) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
OxCrimes (2014) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Bloody Scotland (2018) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Crimespotting (1656) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying (2010) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Locais de residência
Glasgow, Scotland, UK (birth)
Paris, France
The Hague, Netherlands
England, UK
University of Glasgow
University of Strathclyde
crime writer
comic book writer
HEnry Dina
Pequena biografia
Denise Mina was born in Glasgow, Scotland to an oil engineer whose work caused the family to move 20 times as she grew up, from Paris to The Hague, to England, Scotland, and Norway. She left school at age 16 and worked in a variety of low-skilled jobs, including barmaid, kitchen porter, cook, and hospice nurse. At age 21, she returned to school and earning a law degree from Glasgow University.
It was while researching her PhD thesis in criminal justice at Strathclyde University in the 1990s that she decided to write her first novel, Garnethill. It was published in 1998 and won the John Creasy Award for best first crime novel. She turned to writing fiction full-time and her work has been described as Tartan Noir. Her 2005 novel The Field of Blood, the first in a trilogy featuring the young Glaswegian journalist and amateur sleuth Patricia "Paddy" Meehan, was adapted into a television film by the BBC in 2011. The Dead Hour was filmed and broadcast in 2013. She lives in Glasgow with her partner Stephen Evans and their son.



Fellow GR reviewer
Gaby described it perfectly in this definition "from the Double Tongued Word Wrester Dictionary: "Scottish detective fiction, or Tartan Noir as it’s called, with its brooding sensibility, brutal humor and fixation on the nature of guilt and punishment, has more in common with the Russian novel than it does with traditional detective writing." Set in Glasgow, Still Midnight falls within this umbrella of Tartan Noir with the flawed detective hero, Alex Morrow." I picked it up because of the female protagonist, Alex, and was instantly caught up by her good writing and subtle, spot-on descriptive talents combined with a good mystery.

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featherbooks | outras 46 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
This novella has left me needing to dive into a Mary Queen of Scots rabbit hole. Mina quickly hooked me into the brutal world of politics and royal life in 16th century Scotland; not a surprise really, considering I have enjoyed her other crime novels set in contemporary Scotland. Recommended.
Mercef | outras 7 resenhas | Mar 30, 2024 |
Really liked it. The story was interesting, I kept routing for the poor old man to get away. At the same time, the author created sympathy for some of the "bad" guys and what seemed a realistic humanity in her cops.A kidnapping occurs, we know who has done it, but it is the why that is revealed over time throughout the book
cspiwak | outras 46 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
This was a really well done mystery. It was a bit like Columbo, in that you are there when it happens, you basically know who did it, but you watch the investigation unfold. The character development is incredible, the honest and painful family dynamics, every relationship, even those at the police station, delineated in the complex way of real human relationships.In the end you find out which boy really participated and which watched and it is a bit devastating. will definitely read more in the series… (mais)
cspiwak | outras 48 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |



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