Resolution

Resolution

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
In the conclusion of the Garnethill trilogy, Maureen O'Donnell faces all new threats as she deals with a lack of money, her abusive father, and the approaching trial of psychologist Angus Farrell for the murder of her boyfriend, and now an elderly stallholder at the local flea market is beaten to death and Maureen suddenly finds her own life in danger.

Perseus Publishing
Blending suspense, compassion, raw instinct, and grim wit, Denise Mina's Resolution completes her compelling Garnethill trilogy (which includes two New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year) that Val McDermid, author of A Place of Execution, calls "head and shoulders above much of contemporary crime fiction." In her gripping new crime novel, Mina returns once more to the seamier precincts of Glasgow and the untidy world of the hapless but resolute Maureen O'Donnell. Maureen's abusive father has shown up again in Glasgow; and Angus Farrell, the psychologist who so gruesomely murdered her therapist-boyfriend, is going on trial—with Maureen as the star witness. Meanwhile, she's embroiled in another hard-bitten family's feud when Ella McGee, an elderly stallholder at the flea market where Maureen sells illegally imported cigarettes, decides to take her son to small-claims court over unpaid wages and then turns up beaten brutally in Albert Hospital. Violence hovers in the most familiar precincts of Maureen's Garnethill, and Denise Mina once again proves herself to be an award-winning writer.


Blackwell North Amer
In her new crime novel, Mina returns once more to the seamier precincts of Glasgow and the untidy world of the hapless but resolute Maureen O'Donnell.
Life has gotten no easier for Maureen. She owes more money in back taxes than she makes in a single year; her abusive father has again shown up in Glasgow; and Angus Farrell, the psychologist who so gruesomely murdered her therapist-boyfriend, is going on trial - with Maureen as the star witness. Added to all that, Maureen finds herself embroiled in another hard-bitten family's feud when Ella McGee, an elderly stallholder at the flea market where Maureen sells illegally imported cigarettes, decides to take her son to small claims court over unpaid wages and then turns up brutally beaten in Albert Hospital.
Family matters get worse, then deadly for Maureen. The world becomes a darker, more dangerous place, and in the face of increasingly harrowing threats, she finds herself with very few protectors on either side of the law.

Baker
& Taylor

Maureen O'Donnell deals with the approaching trial of psychologist Angus Farrell for the murder of her boyfriend, but when an elderly stallholder at the local flea market is beaten to death, Maureen suddenly finds her own life in danger.

Publisher: New York, NY : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2002, c2001
ISBN: 9780786710102
0786710101
Branch Call Number: M MINA
Characteristics: 366 p. ; 24 cm

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wilbertjack
Sep 09, 2014

I really enjoy Mina. The Garnet Hill Trilogy s a great place to start when reading her books.
Fabulous.

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lpreston214
Oct 14, 2011

Mina's Garnethill Trilogy comes to a close in the aptly titled Resolution. Maureen O'Donnell, still with plenty of problems of her own, adds another investigation to her resume. A flea market stall-mate is injured and then killed and her son is a scary, shifty character. With the help of pals Leslie and Kilty she investigates the supposed health center owner and finds him involved in trafficking. Determined to see him get his comeuppance she exposes him while also dealing with her own problems of the upcoming trial of her boyfriend's killer and reappearance of her abusive father. More great gritty, back-alley, boozing, smoking action. While the Glasgow of the other installments was the usual dark, freezing and wet, this Glasgow is even more surreal with glaring, unrelenting sunlight, sweat and sunburn. Great stuff.

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