Denise Mina

August 16, 2010 at 9:55 pm (Uncategorized)

It’s been a great year for me for mysteries.

First I discovered the Mistress of the Art of Death series by Ariana Franklin, (murder mysteries set in the time of Henry II with a female detective – marvellous), and not a month ago, I came across Denise Mina.

 Hardly underground or even new, Denise Mina’s first novel Garnethill was published in 1998. Garnethill (the first in the trilogy) is the story of a woman who wakes up after a night to excess to discover her the mutilated corpse of her boyfriend tied to a chair in the living room of her flat.

While looking at her website, I discovered she’d written 13 issues the Hellblazer series (also worth reading). 

She’s supposed to be reading at the Toronto Festival of Authors this October, but I don’t see her name on the list of speakers yet.

Summer’s not over, and there’s still time to cram in a few books.


1 Comment

  1. Darren said,

    She’s an entertaining public speaker. Recommended.

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