Denise Mina - The Long DropThe Long Drop

Denise Mina

A semi-fictionalised account of Peter Manuel – one of Glasgow’s most notorious serial killers operating during the 1950’s. Mina, who won the Mcllvanney Award for Best Scottish Crime Novel for this book, focuses not so much on Manuel's trial, as the bizarre night of drinking shared by him and William Watts, husband and father respectively to two of the victims, and one-time suspect of the murders. A fascinating exploration into the minds of both the guilty and innocent, and the social fabric of 1950’s Glasgow.