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The long drop. by White, Alan

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Published by Jenkins in London .
Written in English

Book details:

LC ClassificationsPZ4.W5827 Lop, PR6073.H49 Lop
The Physical Object
Pagination220 p.
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5770944M
ISBN 100257667407
LC Control Number71495533

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The Long Drop is Denise Mina's first foray into true crime. It is the story of Peter Manuel, a serial killer operating in the s in Glasgow. True crime stories always have two versions: the official verdict and the story people tell each other. Sometimes the difference is staggering.   THE LONG DROP by Denise Mina ‧ RELEASE DATE: Hard men work their will in s Glasgow. Though somewhat unlike Mina’s usual thrillers in many ways, this study of a serial killer shares her persistent themes. A fictionalized imagining of a real life case, The Long Drop is an explosive novel about guilt, innocence and the power of a good story to hide the difference.   The Long Drop takes its title from a method of hanging. It also has the ring of a bar name; Mina’s narrative alternates between Manuel’s murder trial .

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"It is a beautifully written book, a masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain’s finest living crime novelist" (Daily Telegraph)"The Long Drop is not just a success and a thrilling read in its own right, but a game-changer for the genre." (Stuart Kelly Scotland on Sunday) "Deeply unsettling and thought provoking in all the best ways" (Doug Johnstone Big Issue)Reviews: (The title “The Long Drop” refers to a technique used in hanging, for Manuel’s execution was one of the last in Scotland before capital punishment was abolished in ) This book is a hybrid, neither true crime nor pure thriller, that mixes the factual and the speculative. Editions for The Long Drop: (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), X. Based on true events, THE LONG DROP is an explosive, unsettling novel about guilt, innocence and the power of a good story to hide the difference.