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Denise Mina - the Caitlin Moran of crime fiction
on 26 May 2014
Mina's protagonists are clever, feisty and very funny, usually struggling with loyalty to various dysfunctional family members and the effort to hang on to low paid jobs in journalism or the police service; these women are strong but full of self-doubt. Class conflict, feminism, social and psychological ambiguities, all are laid bare in the context of late 20th, early 21st century Glasgow: Mina is witty, sharp, the prose is tight and sparse yet she displays wonderful understanding of the contemporary urban environment.