“There’s one other thing Alice knows. It doesn’t matter how hard she cries for her mum, her mum can’t hear her. Nobody can.”
The third dark and gripping Harry McCoy thriller from the most exciting new voice in Scottish noir
WHO IS TO BLAME WHEN NO ONE IS INNOCENT?
The papers want blood.
The force wants results.
The law must be served, whatever the cost.
July 1973. The Glasgow drugs trade is booming and Bobby March, the city’s own rock-star hero, has just overdosed in a central hotel.
Alice Kelly is thirteen years old, lonely. And missing.
Meanwhile the niece of McCoy’s boss has fallen in with a bad crowd and when she goes AWOL, McCoy is asked – off the books – to find her.
McCoy has a hunch. But does he have enough time?
“Even better than its predecessors … Its plot twists and turns, provoking laughter and tears … Fascinating and dangerous … Parks has clearly studied the masters of tartan noir but has his own voice. He shows how, among the welter of violence, a spontaneous act of kindness can have just as great an impact”
the Times, Book Of The Month
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“Draws the reader in with equal parts of twist and grit … It’s McCoy, though, who makes this series something special – he’s multi-layered and three-dimensional, with his own idiosyncratic work ethic … With this third instalment of the McCoy books, Parks has continued to build a series that no crime fan should miss: dangerous, thrilling, but with a kind voice to cut through the darkness”
“Alan Parks has swiftly established himself as an exciting new voice in the world of tartan noir … Parks knows the city intimately, and this comes across effortlessly on the page”
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“Parks captures the feel of a city long vanished in a breathless and tense retro crime caper”
“This piece of tartan noir, with its twisting, turning plot, is full of fun period detail”
the Times, Best Books Of 2020
Alan Parks has worked in the music industry for over twenty years. His debut novel Bloody January was shortlisted for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He lives and works in Glasgow.
Bobby March Will Live Forever is the third Harry McCoy thriller.