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The Dead Hour

(2006)
(The second book in the Paddy Meehan series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Edgar Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best Novel (nominee)
The second novel in the wonderful Paddy Meehan series by Scotland's princess of crime.

Paddy Meehan, Glasgow's aspiring journalist is back on the beat, trawling the streets of Glasgow for a story — something to prove she can write; that she's better at her job than all her male colleagues; anything that will get her off the terrible night shift that is slowly turning her brains to mush. And then she meets the woman with the poodle perm at the door of a wealthy suburb in the north of the city. It's just a domestic dispute, Paddy's told, although her instincts are alerted when she's slipped a £50 note to keep the story out of the papers. By the next morning the woman is dead; she's been tortured, beaten, and left to die. Paddy has found her story, but she's still got the £50; and with her father and brothers unemployed, and her upright Roman Catholic family perilously short of money, this could solve a lot of problems.

A day later, Paddy sees a body being pulled from the river. Another death, she's told; it's nothing to do with you; go home. But when Paddy talks to the wife of the dead man, she finds that the relationship between him and the murdered woman was closer than the police had imagined. Why have these people died? What were they trying to hide? And could this be the break Paddy's been waiting for? What follows is a deeply personal journey into the dark heart of a brutal economic recession, and the brutal bud of the drugs trade in the 1980s.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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February 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dead Hour (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 1-84617-617-4 / 978-1-84617-617-3 (UK edition)
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October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dead Hour
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ISBN: 1-59722-342-5 / 978-1-59722-342-3 (USA edition)
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dead Hour
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ISBN: 0-593-05142-4 / 978-0-593-05142-9 (USA edition)
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dead Hour: A Novel
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 0-316-73594-9 / 978-0-316-73594-0 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dead Hour (Paddy Meehan 2)
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 1-4091-5067-4 / 978-1-4091-5067-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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October 2012 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Dead Hour
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ISBN: 1-77087-194-2 / 978-1-77087-194-6 (Canada edition)
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dead Hour (Paddy Meehan 2)
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ISBN: 1-4091-3527-6 / 978-1-4091-3527-2 (UK edition)
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dead Hour (Paddy Meehan)
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 0-316-00353-0 / 978-0-316-00353-7 (USA edition)
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July 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Dead Hour
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ISBN: 0-553-81893-7 / 978-0-553-81893-2 (USA edition)
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dead Hour
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ISBN: 0-553-81560-1 / 978-0-553-81560-3 (USA edition)
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dead Hour
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ISBN: 0-593-05145-9 / 978-0-593-05145-0 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 1-4450-4178-2 / 978-1-4450-4178-0 (UK edition)
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January 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Hour
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January 2007 : UK Audio edition
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January 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Dead Hour
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January 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Dead Hour
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ISBN: 0-7531-2652-4 / 978-0-7531-2652-3 (UK edition)
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June 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dead Hour
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ISBN: 1-59887-028-9 / 978-1-59887-028-2 (USA edition)
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July 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Hour
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July 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Hour
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February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dead Hour (Paddy Meehan Book 2)
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Publisher: Orion
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July 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Dead Hour: A Novel (Paddy Meehan Book 2)
Author(s): Denise Mina
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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