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The Quaker

(2018)
(The first book in the Duncan McCormack series)
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Awards
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel
His name fills the streets with fear....

In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Liam McIlvanney, a serial killer stalks the streets of Glasgow, and DI McCormack follows a trail of secrets to uncover the truth....

A city torn apart.
Glasgow, 1969. In the grip of the worst winter for years, the city is brought to its knees by a killer whose name fills the streets with fear: the Quaker. He takes his next victim - the third woman from the same nightclub - and dumps her in the street like rubbish.

A detective with everything to prove.
The police are left chasing a ghost, with no new leads and no hope of catching their prey. DI McCormack, a talented young detective from the Highlands, is ordered to join the investigation. But his arrival is met with anger from a group of officers on the brink of despair. Soon he learns just how difficult life can be for an outsider.

A killer who hunts in the shadows.
When another woman is found murdered in a tenement flat, it's clear the case is by no means over. From ruined backstreets to 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

September 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


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

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