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The Good Son

The Good Son

(The first book in the J McNee series)
A novel by


"Scottish crime fiction is entering a new era and Russel McLean is at the vanguard.  A thrilling new writer, a brilliant debut... The Good Son is very good indeed."
Tony Black

"McLean has all the merits of this brilliant writer [Jean-Patrick Manchette] with the added bonus of a Scottish sense of wit that is like no other."
Ken Bruen

"The most exciting, and gripping, Scottish crime fiction debut of recent years."
John Connolly

Recipient of widespread praise for his award-winning crime short stories, Russel McLean's full-length debut has been characterized by key crime authors and critics alike as the emergence of a major talent.

There is something rotten behind the apparent suicide of Daniel Robertson and it's about to come bursting into the life of J. McNee, a Scottish private investigator with a near-crushing level of personal baggage. James Robertson, a local farmer, finds his estranged brother's corpse hanging from a tree. The police claim suicide. But McNee is about to uncover the disturbing truth behind the death. With a pair of vicious London thugs on the move in the Scottish countryside, it's only a matter of time before people start dying. As the body count rises, McNee finds himself on a collision course with his own demons and an increasing array of brutal killers in a violent, bloody showdown that threatens to leave none involved alive. Plumbing the depths of love, loss, betrayal, and one broken man's attempt to come to terms with his past, The Good Son successfully blends the classic style of the gumshoe era with the outer edges of modern noir.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

December 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Good Son
Author(s): Russel D. McLean
ISBN: 0-312-57668-4 / 978-0-312-57668-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Good Son
Author(s): Russel D. McLean
ISBN: 1-905512-56-2 / 978-1-905512-56-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
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Kindle Editions

December 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Good Son
Author(s): Russel D. McLean
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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