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No Good Deed

(2001)
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel (nominee)
In a freezing Glasgow tenement a Special Branch undercover operation has gone disastrously wrong. A nine-year-old boy and Orla McLeod, who was spearheading the case, are the only ones left alive. Orla's a damaged woman, she knows about violence, so she's not going to let anyone else take care of Jamie.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Manda Scott picks us up by the scruff of the neck, drags us kicking and bumping along the rough side of life, then makes us fall in love with her characters along the way. Wow, just...wow." - Laurie R King

"Gritty, literate, and engaging, NO GOOD DEED is an exceptional achievement. Manda Scott is a fine writer, with a great future." - Julia Wallis Martin

"Compulsive reading from page one to the shattering conclusion...Manda Scott's writing is simply beautiful." - Denise Mina


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