Paddy Meehan

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

The Field of Blood Summary

Paddy Meehan has just started work on the Scottish Daily News when a toddler is abducted. Two eleven-year-old boys are arrested for his murder and Paddy is shocked to discover that one of them is her fiance's cousin, Callum. When the boy's name is reported in the media, Paddy's family believe that she is to blame. Shunned by those closest to her, she finds herself dangerously alone.

Infused with Mina's unique blend of dark humour, personal insights, true crime, and the social injustices that pervade our society, this is a novel that will grip the reader while challenging our perceptions of childhood innocence, crime and punishment, right and wrong.

©2005 Denise Mina (P)2005 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Field of Blood

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Katy Anderson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Paddy Meehan has just started work on the Scottish Daily News when a toddler is abducted. Two eleven-year-old boys are arrested for his murder and Paddy is shocked to discover that one of them is her fiance's cousin, Callum. When the boy's name is reported in the media, Paddy's family believe that she is to blame. Shunned by those closest to her, she finds herself dangerously alone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific story, great characters

    • By Martyn. R. Winters on 02-10-15

    Regular price: £15.09

  • Book 2

    • The Dead Hour

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Katy Anderson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Paddy Meehan is trawling the city for a story that will get her off the terrible night shift to which she's been consigned by her male colleagues. And then a woman, bleeding from a vicious head wound, offers her £50 to leave her alone. The very next morning the woman is found dead. Only Paddy cares enough about what's really happened to pursue a dark and brutal truth that could make her career, or kill her.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good story marred by the narration

    • By Kirstine on 25-05-11

    Regular price: £24.69

  • Book 3

    • The Last Breath

    • By: Denise Mina
    • Narrated by: Katy Anderson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Glasgow, 1990. Paddy Meehan's relaxed Saturday in front of the TV is shattered when the police knock on her door. Terry Patterson has been found naked in a ditch, executed with a shot through his temple. He was her first love and her hero - the sort of journalist she'd always aspired to be.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stay breatheless to the last chapter.

    • By Alison on 26-06-11

    Regular price: £28.19