By Adam B. Vary
Updated July 07, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Glasgow crime reporter Paddy Meehan inadvertently takes a bribe to keep a domestic dispute she’s seen out of the papers, only to learn the next morning the woman involved has been murdered.

Local Color
Even in Glasgow, a comedy open-mic night is ”like making vegans watch a seal cull.”

Bodily Trauma
A thug gets a three-inch heel through the eye.

In her sequel to Field of Blood, Mina’s clearly enamored of chubby, blasphemous, quick-witted Paddy — and rightly so.