Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Hardboiled Dames

Mark Sullivan (
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 00:13:01 -0400 (EDT)

In Sunday, June 20, Washington Post Book World, "Mysteries" by Katy Munger:

"What are they puttng in the oatmeal over in Scotland these days? Between Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, the country has already produced more than its fair share of crime talent. Add newcomer Denise Mina to the mix, and Scotland is beating the kilts off the rest of the mystery world. Mina's award-winning first novel, Garnethill, is a groundbreaking book that should help finally establish women writers as a credible faction within the hardboiled genre. Garnethill is not physically violent, but its emotional rawness and visceral honesty pack a punch far more potent than any boxer-turned-PI could provide."

Has anyone here read it? Can anyone corroborate the rave? And, which award?


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