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Denise Mina


Scotland (1966 - )

Denise Mina was born in 1966 in Glasgow. She worked as an auxiliary nurse in geriatric and terminal care nursing homes before studying law at Glasgow University. As an academic researcher she has written extensively on the medicalization of deviant women, and until recently she taught Criminology and Criminal Law. She lives in Glasgow, where she now writes full time.
 
Series
Garnethill
1. Garnethill (1998)
2. Exile (2000)
3. Resolution (2001)
 
Paddy Meehan
1. The Field of Blood (2005)
2. The Dead Hour (2006)
3. Slip of the Knife (2007)
     aka The Last Breath
 

 
Novels
Sanctum (2002)
     aka Deception
The Long Drop (2017)
 
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Graphic Novels

 
Series contributed to
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Awards
Barry Awards Best British Crime Novel winner (2006) : The Field of Blood
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Dead Hour
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Dead Hour
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : The Dead Hour
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2011) : The End of the Wasp Season
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2016) : Blood, Salt, Water


Denise Mina recommends

No Good Deed (2001)
Manda Scott
"Compulsive reading from page one to the shattering conclusion...Manda Scott's writing is simply beautiful."

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde (2010)
Kevin MacNeil
"If Kevin MacNeil gets any more talented I'm going to kill him and eat him to steal his juju."

Follow Her Home (2013)
(Juniper Song Mystery, book 1)
Steph Cha
"COMPELLING FROM FIRST TO LAST PAGE...L.A.NOIR AT ITS FINEST."


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