Denise Mina’s THE FIELD OF BLOOD coming to BBC.

 The fabulusly talented crime writer Denise Mina will soon see her characters on the small screen, according to a recent BBC press release.

Mina’s THE FIELD OF BLOOD, the first in the Paddy Meehan series, will star David Morrissey, Peter Capaldi, Jonas Armstrong and Jayd Johnson and is being directed/written by David Kane.

TFOB is set in 1981 and introduces us to aspiring journalist Paddy Meehan (Jayd Johnson), a young copygirl working in a Glasgow newspaper office.

Stuck in an almost exclusively male-dominated world of limited opportunities and cynicism, Paddy dreams of becoming an investigative journalist, believing that in miscarriages of justice, reporters are sometimes the only hope. Paddy seizes an opportunity to kick-start her career and becomes embroiled in a dark murder case. For Paddy, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime but it comes at a great personal cost.

Executive producer  Andrea Calderwood: “Denise Mina is a fantastic crime writer and David Kane is one of Scotland’s most talented writer-directors. The two of them, together with the great team we have assembled in front of and behind the camera, have made The Field Of Blood an attention-grabbing and entertaining show.”

Gaynor Holmes, Executive Producer BBC Scotland: “In Paddy, Denise Mina has created a captivating, warm and funny character whom David Kane has beautifully brought to life in this TV adaptation. I’m certain the audience will fall in love with her.”

Awesome news! Denise is a hell of a good writer and the Paddy Meehan books are damn good reading!