Slip of the Knife

Slip of the Knife Paddy Meehan is no stranger to murder as a reporter she lives at crime scenes but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police Her former boyfriend and fellow journalist Terry Patterson has

  • Title: Slip of the Knife
  • Author: Denise Mina
  • ISBN: 9780316015608
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • Paddy Meehan is no stranger to murder as a reporter she lives at crime scenes but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police Her former boyfriend and fellow journalist Terry Patterson has been found hooded and shot through the head Paddy knows she will be of little help she had not seen Terry in than six months So she is bewildered to learn that inPaddy Meehan is no stranger to murder as a reporter she lives at crime scenes but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police Her former boyfriend and fellow journalist Terry Patterson has been found hooded and shot through the head Paddy knows she will be of little help she had not seen Terry in than six months So she is bewildered to learn that in his will he has left her his house and several suitcases full of notes Drawn into a maze of secrets and lies, Paddy begins making connections to Terry s murder that no one else has seen, and soon finds herself trapped in the most important and dangerous story of her career.

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    • Denise Mina

      Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in 1966 Because of her father s job as an Engineer, the family followed the north sea oil boom of the seventies around EuropeShe left school at sixteen and did a number of poorly paid jobs, including working in a meat factory, as a bar maid, kitchen porter and cook.Eventually she settled in auxiliary nursing for geriatric and terminal care patients.At twenty one she passed exams, got into study Law at Glasgow University and went on to research a PhD thesis at Strathclyde University on the ascription of mental illness to female offenders, 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.

    739 thoughts on “Slip of the Knife

    • What Denise Mina has done in this book is what Denise Mina does like no one else. * Strong story telling without spoon feeding. * Blades of wit and a healthy dose of cursing, Glasgow style. * Vibrant atmosphere, astoundingly so.* Flawed, insecure, beautifully upright characters.* A succinct yet fulfilling ending to this series, without the bow-tie and wrapping.This book sees Paddy grown up and at her finest. Even a little – just a tad, mind you – sentimental.“Shut up and drive. You wanker. [...]


    • Really enjoyed this book. Reading Denise Mina, for we Glaswegians, has some of the same fascination as watching Taggart on TV. We’re always looking to notice the places we know – look, the victim lived in Lawrence St! But thankfully, Denise Mina’s writing is a lot better than the Taggart team’s acting. This is the third Paddy Meehan (a Glasgow journalist) story – though I hardly remember the others, they seem so long ago – and she has moved to Lansdowne Crescent in the West End. Ah t [...]


    • Sista andetaget var trög i början men jag läste vidare. Paddy har kredit hos mig. Mot slutet blev boken riktigt bra och jag kände igen Paddy och det som jag gillat hos henne. Visst är hon annorlunda nu som vuxen men ändå sig lik. Fördelaktigt om böckerna följs i rätt ordning.


    • These are more than just crime stories. They are multi-leveled stories of Scotland and its politics, the class divisions, religion, the decline of journalism, sex and relationships and a plot that involves all of the above. Paddy is tough, family-driven, lusty and a hard nosed journalist after truth of a personal nature. Yes, sure, you have to think and stay on your toes when you read Denise Mina - but who wants to read flat-footed?


    • Denise Mina writes dark, gritty crime novels set in Glasgow that capture the ethos of working-class life there. I've read a couple of her stand-alones and liked them a lot. I grabbed this one without being aware that it is the third in a series; my only reservation about the book is that there's a lot of carried-over back story from the previous titles which is somewhat distracting if you didn't read those. So I'd recommend starting with the first one, which appears to be The Field of Blood.In t [...]


    • I really like this series. Paddy Meehan is an investigative journalist in Scotland. She gets caught in the middle of an interesting situation here with a former member of the IRA.


    • Riveting. I don't usually read a bunch of one author at one time but I made an exception for this one. Couldn't get enough. I was reading it and loving it early on but wondering in the back of my mind if I'd be digging this as much as I was if I hadn't read the first 2 and gotten so thoroughly invested in the characters and their world. Then the three or more story lines Mina had been picking at from this book and the other two completely surrounded me and was swept away for the ride. The wonder [...]


    • I thought this was going to be a fast paced mystery/thriller, a fun summer read - but I was wrong. It was boring. Apparently this is the third installment of a series about this Scottish journalist character, so maybe folks who have read the first two might be more into it. Not much happened, and it wasn't intriguing or exciting. I can't believe I finished it. Don't waste your time.


    • I'm a big fan of Ian Rankin and I find Mina's gritty Glasgow a good book-end to Rankin's Edinburgh. The central character, Paddy, is back from the Garnethill trilogy. It's a great character but the story and character in this book aren't as compelling as the trilogy. Still, it's a decent read, certainly a cut above the average mystery.





    • One of the things I really enjoy about Denise Mina's novels is they feel incredibly real. The mystery is not really the point; it's the complex web of relationships surrounding the plot that make this story interesting. I did come late to the party. According to , this is the 3rd novel featuring Paddy Meehan and I'm curious about what elements of her backstory the earlier two books explore. In this installment, Paddy gets the news that an old friend and journalist, Terry, has been murdered. Thou [...]


    • This book was really entertaining, but it often got confusing as to how long this relationship between Terry & Paddy had lasted, how long ago, and when it ended. I also had a hard time getting used to the nickname Paddy for a woman. Paddy seemed to have such ambivalent feelings for Terry that it was hard to understand why his death bothered her so much. Why he left her his house. Why she lived and had sex with Dub, but they were "just friends." Why she didn't marry her son's father, another [...]


    • 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 [...]


    • Denise Mina. This was a good book but it kinda lumbered along. Not the kind of flow I loved in the Garnet Hill Trilogy. Still love her graphic descriptions of death and love and how life really feels and looks. She always nails it. I liked Paddy. Great character but I kept thinking there should be more to the story. Perhaps the book was edited too much? Her Garnet Hill books were meatier. More depth in the story, characters. Every. I would recommend the book. It was, overall, a quick read, but n [...]


    • Always in the market for a good new crime novel, so I was looking forward to giving Denise Mina a try. The plot set-up sounded quite interesting. But I just didn't mesh with her writing style -- maybe it's language differences (she's Scottish), but the book struck me as overly dense and overwritten. I only made it 40 pages, and it's back to library for this one.


    • A mystery that is set in Scotland that involves a complicated cast of characters, the IRA, and Irish political history. It was a good novel, but I was definitely feeling like I didn't know enough Irish political history to fully appreciate the book.


    • Another great read from Denise Mina. The end was a wee bit too nicely tied up for me, but the quality of the writing throughout redeemed it all. That, and my adoration of the Glasgow setting, which Mina evokes grippingly.


    • Crime fiction: is the IRA in Scotland? And are the police at the highest level involved in a cover-up? It's a tangled web.


    • This book was a bit to slow for me, makes me feel sleepy just thinking of it actually, but it did speed up eventually. I just needed a break from it.



    • this is a book group choice and not something I would have picked up otherwise. For me, it was too complicated a story to be picked up and put down, so I spent the best part of a day finishing it off. It was nice to read a book set in times before mobile phones and the internet were part of every day existence and using a reporter instead of a detective was a good touch. I think it would be better as a TV screen play than as a book though, as I found all the characters and the family connections [...]


    • Procrastinating this weekend and in need of a good crime novel. Denise Mina never disappoints. This was my introduction to Paddy Meehan, What a character! Now to read the first two books about her, although I didn't feel the lack because of the easy way Mina brings the reader up to date on the relevant biographical information in the course of this new story.


    • I put this book on the top shelf with other superb, stunning, sympathetic mystery/murder/espionage/detective stories but the main character is a journalist. The sense of struggle in family and fight for justice and discernment of truth is overwhelming. I'm so happy that this is the first that I have read from Denise Mina, anticipating catching up. Well done!


    • Paddy har blivit stuur och som nära anförvant måste jag naturligtvis följa hennes liv och leverne. Den här boken var spännande på slutet, men såå märkvärdig är den inte. Kan inte rekommendera den som första bekantskap med Paddy.



    • A heroine who feels genuine, a story that pulls you along to its well planned clear max, written with gritty realism. I'm hoping there are more Paddy Meehan stories n Mina's future (and mine.)


    • Love Denise MinaThis book was slow and steady, rather than an explosion, but really enjoyed it. Bald, honest and true to life.



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