The Quaker

By: Matakana Village Bookshop

By Liam McIlvanney
In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Liam McIlvanney, it’s 1969, Glasgow is in the grip of its worst winter for years and brought to its knees by a killer whose name fills the streets with fear: The Quaker. He takes his next victim – the third woman from the same nightclub – and dumps her in the street like rubbish. The police have no new leads and no hope of catching their prey. Enter DI McCormack, a talented young detective from the Highlands, whose arrival is met with anger from a group of officers on the brink of despair. Soon he learns just how difficult life can be for an outsider. From ruined backstreets to the dark heart of Glasgow, McCormack follows a trail of secrets that will change the city and his life forever. This could be described as ‘tartan noir’ (move over Scandi noir); it’s an atmospheric and solidly crafted detective story. The author is currently Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies at the University of Otago. His most recent novel, Where the Dead Men Go, won the Ngaio Marsh Award for best crime novel.

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