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This book comes with the following quote on the front cover:

'The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years'  Ian Rankin

Now normally you have to take those quotes with a grain of salt, but seriously, if you've never read any of Denise Mina's books it's a gap you should fill.  Her Garnethill trilogy (Garnethill, Exile and Resolution) are simply mind-bogglingly good.  Compromised, flawed central heroine - fantastic books.

Still Midnight features another fantastic female central character - Alex Morrow.

From the Blurb:

It's the case that could make DS Alex Morrow's career, it would make any cop salivate.  A home invaded in the dead of night, deep in the heart of the cosy suburbs; a hard working family at the heart of it and a vulnerable old man taken hostage.  It's high profile, a black-and-white case and it shouldn't be hard to solve....

Opening Lines:

An orange Sainsbury's plastic bag in full sail floated along the dark pavement.  Belly bowed, handles erect, it sashayed like a Victorian gentleman on a Sunday stroll, passed a garden gate and followed the line of the low rockery wall until a sudden breeze buffeted it, lifting the fat bag off its heals, slamming it into the side of a large white van.

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9781409100942
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1
BLURB

It's the case that could make DS Alex Morrow's career, it would make any cop salivate.  A home invaded in the dead of night, deep in the heart of the cosy suburbs, a hard working family at the heart of it and a vulnerable old man taken hostage.  It's high profile:  a black-and-white case and it shouldn't be too hard to solve...

The attackers were slovenly.  The two strangers who forced their way into the warm comfortable home demanded millions the family didn't have and shouted for a man nobody had hear of.  It had to be a mistake, and a bad one at that.

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