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The field of blood / by Denise Mina.

By: Mina, Denise.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Paddy Meehan: ; Paddy Meehan: 1.Publisher: London : New York : Bantam ; Little, Brown, 2004Description: 1 volumes.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0593050975 :; 059305122X (pbk.); 0316735930.Subject(s): Children -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Women journalists -- Fiction | Meehan, Paddy (Ficticious character) -- Fiction | Meehan, Paddy (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Reporters and reporting -- Fiction | Mystery -- Fiction | Glasgow (Scotland) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. DDC classification: 823.914 Review: "In Glasgow, a toddler goes missing, snatched from the front garden of his home." "But while the city braces itself for the discovery of a lone sexual predator, the police are led to the doors of two eleven-year-old boys." "Paddy Meehan - eighteen and fresh out of school - has just started work on the Scottish Daily News. Her conventional working-class parents assume that she will get married and start a family, but all Paddy dreams of is becoming an investigative reporter." "Everyone at the Daily News believes that the boys acted alone. Only Paddy feels that there may be more to it than this, and her hunger to uncover the truth sharpens when she discovers that one of the boys is her fiance's cousin. Unsure whether she is motivated by personal ambition or social concern, Paddy begins to ask awkward questions - much to the annoyance of her immediate family. Shunned by those closest to her, she soon finds herself dangerously alone." "Set in Glasgow in 1981, The Field of Blood is the first in a new crime series featuring Paddy Meehan."--BOOK JACKET.
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In Glasgow, a toddler goes missing, snatched from the front garden of his home. But while the city braces itself for the discovery of a lone sexual predator, the police are led to the doors of two 11-year-old boys.

"In Glasgow, a toddler goes missing, snatched from the front garden of his home." "But while the city braces itself for the discovery of a lone sexual predator, the police are led to the doors of two eleven-year-old boys." "Paddy Meehan - eighteen and fresh out of school - has just started work on the Scottish Daily News. Her conventional working-class parents assume that she will get married and start a family, but all Paddy dreams of is becoming an investigative reporter." "Everyone at the Daily News believes that the boys acted alone. Only Paddy feels that there may be more to it than this, and her hunger to uncover the truth sharpens when she discovers that one of the boys is her fiance's cousin. Unsure whether she is motivated by personal ambition or social concern, Paddy begins to ask awkward questions - much to the annoyance of her immediate family. Shunned by those closest to her, she soon finds herself dangerously alone." "Set in Glasgow in 1981, The Field of Blood is the first in a new crime series featuring Paddy Meehan."--BOOK JACKET.

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Publishers Weekly Review

It's a pleasure to listen to O'Neill's lovely Scottish rhythms and accent narrating this alternately amusing and chilling mystery of the recent death of a three-year-old-a death intricately connected with a similar murder a decade earlier. O'Neill's diction is so clear that not a word is lost within her accent, and she easily differentiates the characters, youthful and elderly, male and female, Scottish and Irish. Though her squeaky, high-pitched voice for Paddy Meehan, our young protagonist, "copyboy" and aspiring journalist, is often irksome, she helps us empathize with Paddy's struggles with body-image, sexual yearnings, and her desire to make it in the male domains of the newsroom and the barroom. Paddy's small town near Glasgow, populated by Scottish Protestants and Irish Catholic immigrants, is fraught with political and religious tensions that complicate her life as much as the murder plot. The abridgment occasionally leaves listeners slightly puzzled, but all is satisfyingly resolved at the end of this psychologically complex tale of a girl seeking her identity and her values as a woman and would-be professional in relation to family, friends and community. Simultaneous release with the Little, Brown hardcover (Reviews, May 9). (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved