Winterland

A Novel

Alan Glynn

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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"Timely, topical, and thrilling."-- John Connolly
 
"A terrific read...completely involving."-- George Pelecanos
 
"WINTERLAND sets a dramatically high benchmark for emerald noir. With all the operatic inevitability of Greek tragedy, it anatomises what greed has done to Ireland. A resonant, memorable and uncomfortable read."-- Val McDermid
 
"This is the colossus of Irish crime fiction, what Mystic River did for Dennis Lehane, WINTERLAND should do for Alan Glynn, it is a noir masterpiece, the bar against which all future works will be judged."
-- Ken Bruen

Winterland is a blistering unputdownable novel about power, lies and the corrupting influence of money. It is the first in a series on the dark and clandestine underside of globalization and announces a compelling new voice in contemporary crime writing.

The worlds of business, politics and crime collide when two men with the same name, from the same family, die on the same night—one death is a gangland murder, the other, apparently, a road accident. Was it a coincidence? That’s the official version of events. But when a family member, Gina Rafferty, starts asking questions, this notion quickly unravels.

Devastated by her loss, Gina’s grief is tempered, and increasingly fuelled, by anger—because the more she’s told that it was all a coincidence, that gangland violence is commonplace, that people die on our roads every day of the week, the less she’s prepared to accept it. Told repeatedly that she should stop asking questions, Gina becomes more determined than ever to find out the truth, to establish a connection between the two deaths—but in doing so she embarks on a path that will push certain powerful people to their limits...

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He is sitting in what they now call the beer garden. Before the smoking ban came into force it was a concrete yard, a skanky area at the back of the pub that was all stacked crates and kegs and empty cardboard boxes. But with a little outdoor furniture—decking, benches, tables, pole umbrellas for when it rains—they’ve transformed it into a "space," a haven where smokers can congregate, light up their Players or Sweet Afton and give out about the excesses of the nanny state. There has even been some confusion, not to say tension, over etiquette.

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Praise for Winterland

“A terrific read...completely involving.” —George Pelecanos

“Glynn has conjured the unreal, transfigured character of Ireland’s capital....It’s a portrait not too far off the real place, but exaggerated enough to make this an enthralling and addictive read.” —The Guardian (London)

“A provocative and richly textured novel.” —The Independent (London)

“Timely, topical, and thrilling.” —John Connolly
 
Winterland sets a dramatically high benchmark for emerald noir. With all the operatic inevitability of Greek tragedy, it anatomises what greed has done to Ireland. A resonant, memorable and uncomfortable read.” —Val McDermid
 
“This is the colossus of Irish crime fiction, what Mystic River did for Dennis Lehane, WINTERLAND should do for Alan Glynn, it is a noir masterpiece, the bar against which all future works will be judged.” —Ken Bruen

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Alan Glynn

ALAN GLYNN is a graduate of Trinity College. His first novel, The Dark Fields, is currently being produced by Universal Pictures.

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Winterland
A Novel
Alan Glynn

e-Book Agency

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
February 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429984638
ISBN10: 1429984635
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$7.99

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Picador
June 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312572990
ISBN10: 0312572999
5 1/2 x 8.25 inches, 480 pages
$19.00
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