The Dead Hour by Denise Mina audiobook

The Dead Hour: A Novel

By Denise Mina
Read by Heather O’Neill

Highbridge Audio

The Paddy Meehan Series: Book 2

7.09 Hours Abridged
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In the brilliant sequel to Field of Blood, reporter Paddy Meehan is riding high on the success of solving the Brian Wilcox case. Then an encounter with a mysterious blonde who later turns up dead draws Paddy into a web of violence and greed.

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Summary

Summary

A 2007 Macavity Award Finalist for Best Mystery Novel

A 2007 Anthony Award Finalist for Best Novel

A 2007 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel

In the brilliant sequel to Field of Blood, reporter Paddy Meehan is riding high on the success of solving the Brian Wilcox case. Then an encounter with a mysterious blonde who later turns up dead draws Paddy into a web of violence and greed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Surely Paddy Meehan is the most unlikely, and most realistic, investigator in recent crime fiction. And The Dead Hour is arguably the most gripping, surprising, and satisfying thriller in many a season. Ms. Mina gives a reader everything from grim deeds and grisly forensics to cutthroat office politics, sharp humor, warm family scenes, and earthly sex. She can show as much with a raised eyebrow as with an outright threat…The Dead Hour is some kind of magnificent.” Wall Street Journal
“Denise Mina has made Paddy smart, feisty, hot-blooded, and guilty-stricken, a riveting creature of her time and place. Ms. Mina writes inviting, colorful novels that happen to involve some degree of chicanery…She is on footing with Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson with this book.” New York Times
“Her plotting skills are top-drawer, but it’s in character description where Mina combines a painter’s eye with a social worker’s keen perspective.” Ms.
“Gloriously visceral…The Dead Hour showcases the author in peak form as she continues the story of her young newspaper journalist Paddy Meehan…Mina excels at narrative and social commentary.” Newsday
The Dead Hour is an intense and entertaining work of crime fiction that feels so real it’ll leave dirt underneath the reader’s fingernails. And Paddy Meehan is a brilliant auctorial concoction.” Denver Post
“Paddy Meehan is the anti-Nancy Drew…A winningly breezy sleuth-meets reporter series.” USA Today
“Brutally funny.” People
“Paddy’s company is always a pleasure. And Mina’s narrative instincts are so strong, you end up savoring the wait [to discover the connections between characters].” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Subtle and shrewd.” Chicago Tribune
“Mina, a colorful, muscular writer, has got a real winner with Paddy, and readers will hope she doesn’t grow up too fast.” Portsmouth Herald
“If Denise Mina isn’t careful, she’s going to undermine her status as a successful thriller writer by creating characters we would care about in any old situation. In Paddy Meehan, Mina has created a unique character who’s a swirling mass of disappointment, ambition, anger, curiosity, sweetness, rudeness, and determination: in short, a real human being.” Providence Journal
“Mina has taken a tired and often complacent genre and, while hardly subverting it, given it new life.” Times Literary Supplement
“Mina has succeeded in making her Paddy an original, a feisty little creature.” Washington Times
“Hopefully this won’t be the last breathless adventure for one of the most entertaining reporter sleuths in recent crime fiction.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Denise Mina

Author Bio: Denise Mina

Denise Mina is the author of numerous novels, including The Long Drop, which won the 2017 Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Best Crime Book, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel. She also writes for the popular graphic novel series Hellblazer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English