Denise Mina was born in Glasgow, Scotland. At twenty one, she passed exams, got in to study Law at Glasgow University and went on to research a PhD thesis at Strathclyde University, teaching criminology and criminal law in the mean time.
Misusing her grant she stayed at home and wrote a novel, 'Garnethill' when she was supposed to be studying instead.
'Garnethill' won the Crime Writers' Association John Creasy Dagger for the best first crime novel and was the start of a trilogy completed by 'Exile' and 'Resolution'.
A fourth novel followed, a stand alone, named 'Sanctum' in the UK and 'Deception' in the US.
In 2005, 'The Field of Blood' was published, the first of a series of five books following the career and life of journalist Paddy Meehan.
She also writes comics, graphic novels short stories and film adaptions.
I had no idea this was book 3 in a series until now.
That might make a difference in how I feel about it. I just have not been enjoying it as much as I had hoped, or even as much as the praise on the book cover said. Now I know what might have helped contribute... being book 3.
Then again, I felt like I didn't really miss much from not reading the first two. I got a good grasp of who Paddy is and what she stands for. I just thought the plot was drawn out waaaaaaay too long. It was too beat-around-the-bush-ish for me.
I read the whole thing too, hoping it would be one of those books that really wowed me in the end. But, no. It was just a story. Nothing special for me, sorry.
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