Synchronicity: for an apropos followup to yesterday's post on Tartan Noir, the newest Powell's newsletter contains a Georgie Lewis interview with author Denise Mina, edgy proponent of the dark and disturbing Scottish crime novel.
With her first novel Garnethill, Mina won the 1998 John Creasey Dagger, and followed with another two novels that all together formed what became known as the Garnethill Trilogy. After the gripping stand-alone thriller, Deception, Mina began a new series starting with Field of Blood. Her second novel in this series is The Dead Hour, and I'd venture this is possibly her best novel yet.
I spoke to Mina on the phone; her accent is thick with Glaswegian charm, a warm giggle accompanies nearly everything she says, and her mercurial and erudite mind made the interview a pure delight.