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The April Dead Reviews

The April Dead by Alan Parks

The April Dead

Alan Parks

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Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date: 25 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781786897190

The fourth dark and gripping Harry McCoy thriller from the most exciting new voice in Scottish noir

  • The TimesCrime Fiction Book of the Month
4 stars out of 5
Mark Sanderson
2 Mar 2021

"like the very best crime novels, The April Dead makes you keenly aware of all the pain out there and (almost) alleviates it."

Why is there a disproportionate number of great Scottish crime writers? Is it their sense of grievance (often against the English)? Their pawky sense of humour? Their superior education system? Or the appalling weather? Whether it be William McIlvanney, Ian Rankin, Denise Mina or Alan Parks (or Stuart MacBride or Chris Brookmyre or Louise Welsh or Val McDermid), the way they view — and depict — the world gives great pleasure.