The End of the Wasp Season

The End of the Wasp Season

A Novel

Book - 2011
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When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family.

Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder. It's a web that will spiral through Alex's own home, the local community, and ultimately right back to a swinging rope, hundreds of miles away.

The End of the Wasp Season is an accomplished, compelling and multi-layered novel about family's power of damage-and redemption.
Publisher: New York : Reagan Arthur Book/Little, Brown and Company, c2011.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780316069335
Characteristics: 390 p. ; 25 cm.


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May 08, 2020

She has a knack for coming at a story slowly but building towards the climax. Most of her books involve close observation of humanity and the deep fallibility of same. I think she is an excellent student of human nature. If she wrote something other than police procedurals I bet she would get more respect.

Jul 12, 2019

Book 2 of the Alex Morrow series

JCLKariE May 02, 2019

The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina is the second book of the Alex Marrow series set in Glasgow. Part police procedural, part look into the killer's mind, all consuming! The Scottish dialogue brings this story to life. Mina’s mysteries are twisty, perfectly plotted, and beg to be read on a rainy day. Fans of Tana French will love Alex Marrow.

Feb 07, 2015

Very slow and bizarre start. Hard to get into the book. Eventually we get use to the pace (slow). The end is not very well resolved. It's a very unsettling ending. I can't say that I liked it much.

Oct 10, 2014

Excellent crime novel. This is my first book by Ms. Mina and I loved it. The author sets this novel in her hometown of Glasgow Scotland and I believe it is the latest in a series.. She constructs very credible characters against a gritty as well as beautiful background. We learn about "The firm" through her matter of fact way of adding interesting insight about Glasgow into the story. The story telling is gripping, seldom lets up and is witty and smart. It is hard to put down. This author can go against the best in the genre and she will not disappoint. Great read

Aug 07, 2013

Wonderful read.

Jul 11, 2013

Excellent read for the summer. Could not put it down. Characters well drawn, story interesting and compelling,.

May 31, 2013

I have lijked her other characters better but Alex Morrow is growing on me. I really love this author and it gives me a definite picture of Glasgow.

May 20, 2013

Not usually a fan of murder/crime but this was an excellent read. Well written, good story that kept my attention.

dachsie Jul 08, 2012

This was my first Denise Mina book and I really enjoyed it. So much so that I have placed other titles on hold so I can learn the history of the characters Alex Morrow, her family plus her police colleagues.

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