Book Review

Gods And Beasts (2013)


Details Release Date: Feb 26, 2013; Writer: Denise Mina; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

Until further notice, just assume you should buy everything Denise Mina publishes. Technically, she's spinning out mysteries — in this case, did the granddad shot to death during the post-office robbery know his killer and maybe even conspire with him? — but what her career is really adding up to is a portrait of her native Glasgow, in particular the battle between idealism and corruption both within people's hearts and the political arteries of the city itself. Gods and Beasts is Mina's third novel with detective Alex Morrow, who's now beleaguered by twins as well as all the secrets of her family and hometown. B+

Originally posted Feb 20, 2013 Published in issue #1248 Mar 01, 2013 Order article reprints

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