Denise Mina wins second straight Theakstons Old Peculier Award. Jul20

Denise Mina wins second straight Theakstons Old Pe...

For the second year in a row, Denise Mina won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. She won for GODS AND BEASTS (Orion). ‘I’m really quite flabbergasted.,” Denise said  “I really love this book and it means a lot that other people appreciate it. I’m so delighted and so glad to have another gigantic, ostentatious award in the shape of a Theakstons beer barrel that I don’t have room for on my mantelpiece.’ Others on the Short List: RUSH OF BLOOD, by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown) SAFE HOUSE, by Chris Ewan (Faber and Faber) THE LEWIS MAN, by Peter May (Quercus) STOLEN SOULS, by Stuart Neville (Vintage) A DARK...

Denise Mina & Duane Swierczynski are featured in this week’s Giveaway Apr19

Denise Mina & Duane Swierczynski are featured...

This week , in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, we are giving away copies of Duane Swierczynski’s POINT & SHOOT and Denise Mina’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO graphic novel POINT & SHOOT by Duane Swierczynski The series of fast-paced crime novels that began with Fun and Games (“Insanely entertaining” –Josh Bazell) and Hell and Gone (“Swierczynski puts the rest of the crime-writing world on notice” –Laura Lippman) reaches its astonishing conclusion. FUN & GAMES AND HELL & GONE COME FULL CIRCLE IN THE HARDIE SERIES’ ASTONISHING CONCLUSION. Charlie Hardie...

Denise Mina wins Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Jul19

Denise Mina wins Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Nov...

Tonight, at the the opening night party of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, Denise Mina was presented the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year for her novel THE END OF THE WASP SEASON. TEOTWS is her ninth novel. When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family. Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack. When Detective...

Denise Mina Interview from Crimespree #9

Denise Mina is a very busy lady right now. With an expanding family, book dead-line and too many other projects to list she took a time out to talk to Crimespree about her newest literary adventure. Denise is writing her first graphic story arc and she’s starting with the crème de la crème. Hellblazer. Ruth Jordan: Why, of all the figures available in comic fiction did you choose Hellblazer to write? Denise Mina: What a flattering question! Actually they approached me and asked if I would like to write it. I replied instantly that I would eat my own guts to write for Hellblazer. It’s a great noir story with gothic overtones and Constantine...