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Forlag: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 368
ISBN: 9781399801157
Format: 22 x 14 cm

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«A gloriously funny mystery that bucks the "cosy crime' trend" . . . Peppered with one-liners, it reads Raymond Chandler in Glasgow . . . Boyle regularly deploys the beautifully offbeat imagery that characterises the best of his stand-up»


«Starts off the funniest noir - like a Glaswegian Big Lebowski - then takes you somewhere suddenly heartbreaking . . . A debut novel that makes me absolutely INSIST there is more to come»

Marina Hyde

«The gags are so good that the book doesn't outstay its welcome [...] anybody who loves jet-black humour is in for a treat»

Daily Express

«Reads like a twisted Caledonian take on Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye. Inherent vices and scalpel-sharp jokes vie with a very human concern for those least garlanded in the rat race of life»

Ian Rankin

«Part whodunnit, part social safari, part extended stand-up monologue . . . the novel is full of scintillating sentences and perfect lines of dialogue»

Sunday Times

«An enjoyably dark and entertaining tranche of Glasgow noir . . . Imagine Withnail and I stumbling into a Bond movie co-written by William McIlvanney and Mick Herron . . . [A] deft, engaging thriller»


«A surprisingly moving and beautiful journey through one man's sh*tshow of a friend's death/hangover»

Lucy Prebble, screenwriter for Succession

«A fine slice of contemporary noir, full of acute insight into the way we live now»

, Mail on Sunday

«Just finished this and f*ck me, it's total class!! I'm sure all the expletive swears are coming out for this one - and so they should. Ace»

Helen Stanton, Forum Books

«Meantime is a tremendous book: a detective story full of twists and turns that is as beautifully written as it is darkly comic. . . Not surprisingly, Meantime is very, very funny. But it is also a gripping work of stylised crime fiction that marks, I suspect, a new and exciting chapter in Boyle's multi-faceted career»

, Tortoise

«Remarkably moving»

The Scotsman

«A sharply written, memorable read»

Scottish Field

«A darkest noir, unputdownable crime novel that swerves and surprises, with a gut-punch ending. I loved it!»

Denise Mina

«Meantime flies along, filled with laughs and moments that pull you up sharp»

The Sun (Scotland)

«Boyle's key strength is in creating such a believable milieu, even when events are exaggerated, underpinned but never derailed by a tongue-in-cheek humour»