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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
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2007 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 1-84617-617-4 / 978-1-84617-617-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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October 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 1-59722-342-5 / 978-1-59722-342-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 0-593-05142-4 / 978-0-593-05142-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour: A Novel
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 0-316-73594-9 / 978-0-316-73594-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 1-77087-194-2 / 978-1-77087-194-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McArthur & Co
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour (Paddy Meehan 2)
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 1-4091-3527-6 / 978-1-4091-3527-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 0-316-00353-0 / 978-0-316-00353-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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July 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 0-553-81893-7 / 978-0-553-81893-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 0-553-81560-1 / 978-0-553-81560-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books Ltd
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Dead Hour (Paddy Meehan #2)
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 0-593-05145-9 / 978-0-593-05145-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown & Co.
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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)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2007 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2007 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 0-7531-3692-9 / 978-0-7531-3692-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2007 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 0-7531-2652-4 / 978-0-7531-2652-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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June 2006 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
ISBN: 1-59887-028-9 / 978-1-59887-028-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio
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July 2006 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour
Author(s): Denise Mina
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour (Paddy Meehan Book 2)
Author(s): Denise Mina
Publisher: Orion
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July 2007 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Dead Hour: A Novel (Paddy Meehan Book 2)
Author(s): Denise Mina
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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