The End of the Wasp Season: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., Sep 26, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family.

Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder. It's a web that will spiral through Alex's own home, the local community, and ultimately right back to a swinging rope, hundreds of miles away.

THE END OF THE WASP SEASON is an accomplished, compelling and multi-layered novel about family's power of damage-and redemption.

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Strong police procedural set in contemporary Glasgow. - Goodreads
It's got a much better plot than the previous text. - Goodreads
Nor does she sacrifice realism to advance her plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - ElizabethBevins - LibraryThing

Wow! This was one of those murder mysteries that I could NOT put down. It was the first book I've read by Denise Mina but not the last. I can't wait to read more by her. I'd classify this book as a ... Read full review

Review: The End of the Wasp Season (Alex Morrow #2)

User Review  - Carly Thompson - Goodreads

3.5 Stars. Strong police procedural set in contemporary Glasgow. Alex Morrow, pregnant with twins, investigates the brutal murder of a young woman in a wealthy suburb. The criminals are known from the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Denise Mina is the author of Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, Field of Blood, Deception, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Prize for best first crime novel. She lives in Glasgow.

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