Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Resolution - Book #110

| Title | Resolution |
| Author | Denise Mina |
| Genre | Mystery (Tartan Noir) |
| Pages | 367 |
| Publisher | Carroll & Graf |
| Copyright | 2001 |

Synopsis (from web-site)
Blending suspense, compassion, raw instinct, and grim wit, this powerful conclusion to the Garnethill trilogy returns to the seamy side of downtown Glasgow and the untidy world of Maureen O'Donnell.

Why I read It
The final part to the Garnethill trilogy.

The Good
Excellent book that pulls all the plot lines from the first two books together

The Bad
Not much. This book exemplifies what tartan noir is all about.

The Ugly (my opinion)
While each book had its own independent mystery, the overall story was very satisfying and draws to solid conclusion. Like all Scottish crime books, it makes me never want to visit, let alone at night.

Mormon Mentions

Author BiographyDenise 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 Europe, moving twenty one times in eighteen years from Paris to the Hague, London, Scotland and Bergen. She left school at sixteen and did a number of poorly paid jobs: working in a meat factory, bar maid, kitchen porter and cook. Eventually she settle 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.

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