A city torn apart.

Glasgow, 1969. In the grip of the worst winter for years, the city is brought to its knees by a killer whose name fills the streets with fear: the Quaker. He takes his next victim the third woman from the same nightclub and dumps her in the street like rubbish.

A detective with everything to prove.

The police are left chasing a ghost, with no new leads and no hope of catching their prey. DI McCormack, a talented young detective from the Highlands, is ordered to join the investigation. But his arrival is met with anger from a group of officers on the brink of despair. Soon he learns just how difficult life can be for an outsider.

A killer who hunts in the shadows.

When another woman is found murdered in a tenement flat, it’s clear the case is by no means over. From ruined backstreets to the dark heart of Glasgow, McCormack follows a trail of secrets that will change the city and his life forever

Author

Liam McIlvanney

Professor Liam McIlvanney, the son of novelist William McIlvanney, was born in Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, and studied at Glasgow and Oxford Universities. After ten years lecturing in Scottish and Irish literature at the University of Aberdeen, he moved to Dunedin in New Zealand to teach at the University of Otago. He lectures in Scottish literature, culture and history, and on Irish-Scottish literary connections, and holds the Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies chair at the University. He won a Saltire Award for his first book, Burns the Radical, in 2002. A chance meeting with an editor for Faber and Faber persuaded him to turn to fiction, and his first novel, All the Colours of the Town, was published in 2009. He is currently working on a second novel featuring journalist Gerry Conway. He has also written reviews and criticism for the London Review of Books, The Guardian, and others. He lives in Dunedin with his wife and children.

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Books:

Series:

Series: Duncan McCormack

Book Number:
1
2018

Series: Gerry Conway

Book Number:
2
2013
Blog 2019 Ngaio Marsh Awards Longlist
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Review The Quaker, Liam McIlvanney
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Review Review - WHERE THE DEAD MEN GO, Liam McIlvanney
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Friday, August 29, 2014
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Monday, July 7, 2014
ISBN
9780008259914
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Blog 2019 Ngaio Marsh Awards Longlist
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Review The Quaker, Liam McIlvanney
Gordon Duncan
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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