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When a teenage boy shoots a young woman dead in the middle of a busy Glasgow street and then commits suicide, Detective Harry McCoy is sure of one thing. It wasn't a random act of violence.

McCoy uses his underworld network to lead the investigation but soon runs up against a secret society led by Glasgow's wealthiest family, the Dunlops. McCoy's boss doesn't want him to investigate. The Dunlops seem untouchable. But McCoy has other ideas....

©2017 Alan Parks (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A blistering plot, unforgettable characters and writing so sharp it's like it's been written with a knife." (Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes)
"Bloody and brilliant." (Louise Welsh)

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  • barry
  • 03-09-18


This is a great listen.sometimes hard to carry on with due to it brutal violence,drugs and drink but it was or should I say still is what that life is like whether in Glasgow,Liverpool or London or anywhere.and covering up the wealthy nut jobs lords and all and back in the 60s and 70s they was allowed to get away with murder literally look forward to more from mr parks and mr Macintosh on audible 6 stars baz

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  • Sarah
  • 08-29-18

Good Story but...

The narration of this dark, gritty and depressing tale is very good and I would certainly listen to more stories read by Andrew McIntosh. However, whilst I am a fan of Scottish crime stories and am not usually phased by their associated violence and swearing, I found the constant use of the ‘c’ word in Bloody January to be both irritating and offensive and this would deter me from listening to more from this author. Perhaps Alan Parks should bear in mind the comments he attributes to Susan regarding the word?!