Where The Dead Men Go

Author: Liam McIlvanney
Homepage 9780571239863

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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780571239863
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
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  • : October 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
  • : November 2014
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Description

After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed - readers are dwindling, budgets are tightening, and the Trib's once rigorous standards are slipping. Once the paper's star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protégé, crime reporter Martin Moir.

But when Moir goes AWOL as a big story breaks, Conway is dispatched to cover a gangland shooting. And when Moir's body turns up in a flooded quarry, Conway is drawn deeper into the city's criminal underworld as he looks for the truth about his colleague's death. Braving the hostility of gangsters, ambitious politicians and his own newspaper bosses, Conway discovers he still has what it takes to break a big story. But this is a story not everyone wants to hear as the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games and the country gears up for a make-or-break referendum on independence.

In this, the second book in the Conway Trilogy, McIlvanney explores the murky interface of crime and politics in the New Scotland.

Promotion info

Hard boiled and topical thriller set in the Glasgow underworld from the acclaimed writer of All the Colours of the Town.

Awards

Shortlisted for Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel 2014.

Author description

Liam McIlvanney was born in Ayrshire. He is the author of Burns the Radical and All the Colours of the Town. He lives in Dunedin with his wife and four sons.