Book Reviews of Field of Blood (Paddy Meehan, Book 1)

Field of Blood  (Paddy Meehan, Book 1)
Field of Blood - Paddy Meehan, Book 1
Author: Denise Mina
ISBN-13: 9780316154581
ISBN-10: 031615458X
Publication Date: 7/1/2006
Pages: 456
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Very good mystery novel introducing Paddy Meehan, an 18-year-old Irish Catholic woman living in Glasgow and starting a journalism career as a "copyboy." After reading only part of the first chapter I put the book away for awhile (too grim -- children killing a baby), but when I picked it up again I really enjoyed it. The author did a good job of building an entertaining but thought-provoking character. THis story definitely made me want to read more of the series as it continues; the second book was published in 2006.
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Helpful Score: 3
I was hesitant to switch from Mina's Garnethill trilogy to her Paddy Meehan books, because I liked the first so well, but I'm glad I did. This was really entertaining and Mina creates an interesting portrait of Irish Catholics in Glasgow in the 1980s. It's very different from Garnethill, but just as good.
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Well written. An interesting view into a world very different from the usual setting of American and English mysteries. Paddy Meehan is unique and very "human" heroine. I read the second book also and I am waiting impatiently for the third.
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Denise Mina is an engaging novelist who has elevated the crime novel and creates complex, engaging characters who are a delight to get to know. We can only hope she has many more novels to come.
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Young newspaper gofer Paddy Meehan tries to become a journalist in Glasgow.