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The Quaker

(2018)
(The first book in the Duncan McCormack series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel
It is 1969 and Glasgow is in the grip of the worst winter in decades, yet it is something else that has Glaswegians on edge: a serial killer whose name alone is enough to make them tremble with fear. The Quaker has killed another victim, snatching a young woman from a nightclub and dumping her body like trash in the back of a cold-water tenement. He leaves no clues, and the investigation has led police down one blind alley after another.

DI McCormack has few friends in his adopted city and a lot to prove. A talented young detective from the Highlands, an outsider with troubling secrets of his own, Duncan McCormick is brought into the investigation to identify where, exactly, it's gone wrong. His arrival is met with anger and distrust by cops who are desperate to nail a suspect. When they identify a petty thief as the man seen leaving the building where the Quaker's last victim was found, they decide they've found their serial killer. But McCormack isn't convinced.

From ruined backstreets, to deserted public parks, and down into the dark heart of Glasgow, McCormack follows a trail of secrets that will change the city - and his life - forever.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"This is a terrific novel, dark, powerful and beautifully written. I finished it a while ago, but I'm still haunted by the characters and the place." - Ann Cleeves

"Atmospheric and arresting, The Quaker reveals 1960s Glasgow in all its lurid shades." - Val McDermid

"Another atmospheric, scary and utterly brilliant book from Liam McIlvanney. Superb." - Adrian McKinty


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Used availability for Liam McIlvanney's The Quaker

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Quaker
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
ISBN: 0-00-825991-7 / 978-0-00-825991-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Quaker
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
ISBN: 1-60945-540-1 / 978-1-60945-540-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: World Noir
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Quaker
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
ISBN: 0-00-825994-1 / 978-0-00-825994-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Quaker: A Duncan McCormack Novel
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
ISBN: 1-4870-0375-7 / 978-1-4870-0375-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Spiderline
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Quaker
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
ISBN: 0-00-825992-5 / 978-0-00-825992-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

November 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Quaker (Ad. I. Mccormack Mystery)
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
ISBN: 1-68457-885-X / 978-1-68457-885-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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November 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Quaker
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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November 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Quaker
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Quaker
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Quaker
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Quaker
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Quaker
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
Publisher: World Noir
Availability: Amazon   


July 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Quaker: A Duncan McCormack Novel
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
Publisher: Spiderline
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Quaker: The Scottish crime book of the year
Author(s): Liam McIlvanney
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU