Slip of the Knife

A Novel
By Denise Mina (Trade Paperback, 2010)
Paddy Meehan is no stranger to murder--as a reporter she lives at crime scenes--but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police. Her former boyfriend and fellow journalist Terry Patterson has been found hooded and shot through the head. Paddy knows she will be of little help--she had not seen Terry in more than six months. So she is bewildered to learn that in his will he has left her his house and several suitcases full of notes. Drawn into a maze of secrets and lies, Paddy begins making connections to Terry's murder that no one else has seen, and soon finds herself trapped in the most important--and dangerous--story of her career.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $13.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316015608

    • On Sale Date: 03/08/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Paddy Meehan is no stranger to murder--as a reporter she lives at crime scenes--but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police. Her former boyfriend and fellow journalist Terry Patterson has been found hooded and shot through the head. Paddy knows she will be of little help--she had not seen Terry in more than six months. So she is bewildered to learn that in his will he has left her his house and several suitcases full of notes. Drawn into a maze of secrets and lies, Paddy begins making connections to Terry's murder that no one else has seen, and soon finds herself trapped in the most important--and dangerous--story of her career.

Denise Mina is the author of The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She lives in Glasgow.

  • Slip of the Knife

  • "Mina really deserves an Edgar this time.... SLIP OF THE KNIFE is undoubtedly one of 2008's top novels."
    (Rocky Mountain News).

  • "Denise Mina has made Paddy smart, feisty, hot-blooded, and guilt-stricken, a riveting creature of her time and place.... Paddy is immensely likeable....Like the star of any foolproof crime franchise, she has become an old friend  "
    (New York Times).

  • "Watching Paddy careen around downtown Glasgow in too-tight skirts, dress down sinister thugs in pubs, and enjoy a more robust love life than tubby women in literature are usually permitted is entertainment enough." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "What makes this book so compelling [is] the way Mina brings Paddy and her world to life, building classic mystery tension without sacrificing personal detail. In all her insecurity, Paddy is achingly real...and Mina's note-perfect writing captures Paddy's voice dead-on." (Boston Globe).

  • "Denise Mina has recently become a rising star in the world of crime fiction." (Salon.com).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

  • (Library Journal).

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Product Details

Slip of the Knife
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $13.99 US
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316015608
  • On Sale Date: 03/08/2010
Slip of the Knife