fiction crime mystery dark mysterious medium-paced

280 pages | first published 1977

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The unorthodox, complex, sardonically humorous, intriguing policeman Jack Laidlaw makes his debut in an engrossing tale of murder. In Glasgow, the city with the worst slums in Europe, a city of hard men, powerful villains, bitter victims and cynic...
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Moods

dark 100%
mysterious 100%
adventurous 66%
funny 66%
tense 66%
emotional 33%
reflective 33%

Pace

medium 66%
slow 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Average rating

3.66