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Bobby March Will Live Forever
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By (author): Alan Parks
Alan Parks

Imprint:

Black Thorn

ISBN:

9781786897183

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

B-format
Paperback , B-format
English

Audience:

General Trade
Sep 07, 2021
$17.95 CAD
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Dimensions:

7.8in x 5.08 x 0.91 in | 270 gr

Page Count:

384 pages
Canongate Books
Black Thorn
FICTION / Crime

'Its plot twists and turns . . . Fascinating' The Times
'Addictive' i

WHO IS TO BLAME WHEN NO ONE IS INNOCENT?

There's a heatwave in Glasgow and the drugs trade is booming. The whole force is searching for missing thirteen-year-old Alice Kelly. All except Harry McCoy, who has been taken off the case after a run-in with the boss, and is instead sent alone to investigate the death of rock-star Bobby March, who has just overdosed in the Royal Stuart hotel.

The papers want blood. The force wants results. McCoy has a hunch. But does he have enough time?

Alan Parks has worked in the music industry for over twenty years. His debut novel Bloody January was shortlisted for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He lives and works in Glasgow.

Bobby March Will Live Forever is the third Harry McCoy thriller.

Even better than its predecessors . . . Its plot twists and turns, provoking laughter and tears . . . Fascinating and dangerous . . . Parks has clearly studied the masters of tartan noir but has his own voice. He shows how, among the welter of violence, a spontaneous act of kindness can have just as great an impact

Addictive reading

Draws the reader in with equal parts of twist and grit . . . It's McCoy, though, who makes this series something special - he's multi-layered and three-dimensional, with his own idiosyncratic work ethic . . . With this third instalment of the McCoy books, Parks has continued to build a series that no crime fan should miss: dangerous, thrilling, but with a kind voice to cut through the darkness

Alan Parks has swiftly established himself as an exciting new voice in the world of tartan noir . . . Parks knows the city intimately, and this comes across effortlessly on the page

Parks captures the feel of a city long vanished in a breathless and tense retro crime caper

This piece of tartan noir, with its twisting, turning plot, is full of fun period detail

The morally ambiguous, deeply flawed McCoy makes an ideal antihero

PRAISE FOR BLOODY JANUARY: An old-school cop novel written with wit and economy . . . Think McIlvanney or Get Carter

A potent tale of death . . . Alan Parks's excellent first novel propels him into the top class of Scottish noir authors . . . Detective Harry McCoy . . . is so noir that he makes most other Scottish cops seem light grey

1970s Glasgow hewn from flesh and drawn in blood

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