25 Aug 2018

Denise Mina - The story of a Scottish serial killer

From Saturday Morning, 11:07 am on 25 August 2018

Glasgow writer Denise Mina's latest book is The Long Drop - a semi-fictionalised account of the case of Peter Manuel, who killed eight people in Lanarkshire, Scotland, between 1956 and 1958. The story alternates between Manuel's murder trial and his all-night pub crawl with William Watt, whose wife, daughter and sister-in-law Manuel murdered. The novel draws on the dark days of Glasgow's gangsters and also poses a question about Watt's complicity in the killings. Mina's other writing includes the Garnethill trilogy, the Paddy Meehan series, plus graphic novels and plays. Denise Mina will be appearing at WORD Christchurch and at Litcrawl events in Wellington, over the next couple of weeks.