The Dead Hour
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.
Even in Glasgow, a comedy open-mic night is ”like making vegans watch a seal cull.”
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.