February's Son

Alan Parks

February's Son by Alan Parks (Hardback ISBN 9781786891389) book cover

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31 January 2019

The second gripping Harry McCoy thriller from Alan Parks, the most exciting new voice in Scottish noir

Bodies are piling up with grisly messages carved into their chests. Rival gangs are competing for control of Glasgow’s underworld and it seems that Cooper, McCoy’s oldest friend, is caught up in it all.

Detective Harry McCoy’s first day back at work couldn’t have gone worse.

New drugs have arrived in Glasgow, and they’ve brought a different kind of violence to the broken city. The law of the street is changing and now demons from McCoy’s past are coming back to haunt him. But vengeance always carries a price, and it could cost McCoy more than he ever imagined.

The waters of Glasgow corruption are creeping higher, as the wealthy and dangerous play for power. And the city’s killer continues his dark mission.

Can McCoy keep his head up for long enough to solve the case?

Bruised and battered from the events of Bloody January, McCoy returns for a breathless ride through the ruthless world of 1970s Glasgow.


“PRAISE FOR BLOODY JANUARY: An old-school cop novel written with wit and economy … Think McIlvanney or Get Carter
Ian Rankin

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“A potent tale of death … Alan Parks’s excellent first novel propels him into the top class of Scottish noir authors … Detective Harry McCoy … is so noir that he makes most other Scottish cops seem light grey”
the Times, Book Of The Month

“1970s Glasgow hewn from flesh and drawn in blood”
Peter May

“The latest star of Tartan noir — perhaps even a successor to the late, great William McIlvanney … Gripping, utterly authentic and nerve-jangling, this novel announces a fine new voice in crime writing”
daily Mail

“Gripping and violent, dark and satisfying. I flew through it”
Bret Easton Ellis


Alan Parks

Alan Parks has worked in the music industry for over twenty years. His debut novel Bloody January was one of the top crime debuts of 2018 and was shortlisted for prestigious international crime prize the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He lives and works in Glasgow.

February’s Son is the second Harry McCoy thriller.