The long drop by denise mina is a 2017 little brown and company publication this fictionalized account of scotlands notorious serial killer peter manuel is a gloomy and gritty portrayal of glasgow in the 1950s. The long drop itself is a strange title as it was not that interesting in the end all in all a good read read more one person found this helpful helpful comment report abuse cl 50 out of 5 stars thrilling return to original form july 12 2017 format hardcover verified purchase. The long drop is denise minas reimagining of the mysterious night peter manuel and william watt spent together intercut with the transcripted trial through a careful reconstruction of events minas riveting prose attempts to make sense of one of the most baffling and intriguing true crime cases in legal history. The long drop is an atmospheric dive into the menace and folly of men it is a delicious evocation of some dark days with tone perfect dialogue this is a relatively short novel but like a classy single malt the long drop is one to savour
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