A literary West Lothian question: why do Scottish writers dominate British crime fiction? With Denise Mina at least, the answer is pure class (DAILY TELEGRAPH)
Confirms Mina's place in the premier division ... atmospheric, intense and full of the disturbing flavour of inner-city lowlife (GUARDIAN)
Powerful, passionate and compelling. Mina can chill your blood and break your heart in the same sentence (Mark Billingham)
The plot is unrolled artfully ... the writing is lucid, and the minor characters breathe with an almost Dickensian life (SUNDAY TIMES)
Splendidly written ... magnificently readable (THE TIMES)
Something special ... A tour de force (TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT)
Remember the name. This is a major talent heading for the top (LITERARY REVIEW)
One of Denise Mina's many attractions is her willingness to take risks with her characters. She delves deeper than most into emotions, whether of the police, victims or perpetrators; she eschews the usual formula of crime fiction....The financial and moral disintregration of families, the iniquities of the class system and prostitution all play a role. Mina's best (THE TIMES)
Thoughful attention to detail take the novel to another level...Scotland has produced some seriously good crime writers; The End of the Wasp Season places Denise Mina alongside Ian Rankin and Val McDermid (FINANCIAL TIMES)
Miss your bus stop....reading The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina, a gripping tale tracing the links between an elite private school, the suicide of a millionaire banker and the shocking murder of a wealthy young woman (GRAZIA)
Denise Mina is one of Scotland's most impressive crime writers. This dark, angry novel doesn't offer easy thrills or the intellectual diversion of a whodunnit. Instead it focusses on its deeply flawed characters, their motivations and the world they live in ... undeniably powerful (SPECTATOR)
A savage murder with no apparent motive - DS Morrow's most challenging case brings her work and home lives dangerously close...
From the two-time winner of the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.