Still Midnight If you want to get technical about it, Denise Mina writes crime novels. But those novels have always had cooler characters, more pitch-perfect dialogue, and,… Still Midnight If you want to get technical about it, Denise Mina writes crime novels. But those novels have always had cooler characters, more pitch-perfect dialogue, and,… 2010-03-22 Fiction True Crime Reagan Arthur Books
Book Review

Still Midnight (2010)

Still Midnight by Denise Mina
Still Midnight by Denise Mina
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 22, 2010; Writer: Denise Mina; Genres: Fiction, True Crime; Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

If you want to get technical about it, Denise Mina writes crime novels. But those novels have always had cooler characters, more pitch-perfect dialogue, and, frankly, more things to say about a woman's place in society than books wearing far fancier pants. Still Midnight isn't the Scottish novelist's best book — that would be Field of Blood — but
 you can feel the intelligence, sweat, and research she poured into it. Mina brings to life not just the great, 
gloomy new heroine Alex Morrow, who's awkwardly navigating the bickering Glasgow police force, but also a Muslim family, whose patriarch gets kidnapped by men stupid enough to do real damage. B+

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Originally posted Mar 15, 2010 Published in issue #1095 Mar 26, 2010 Order article reprints
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