A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, April 21, 2017
4/21/2015 How a Gunman Says Goodbye
April 21, 2015. This date saw the American publication of the second volume in Malcolm Mackay's Glasgow Underworld Trilogy, three amazing books about organized crime in that Scottish city.
Frank MacLeod is an aging hitman who works for the top crime boss in that city. He's good at his job, but how long can he do it? His boss has youngsters nipping at his heels, and Frank has competition too. And this is one job where there is no pension plan...
Publisher's Weekly called it "gripping and surprisingly poignant."