The Less Dead

by Denise Mina.

Susan, a prostitute is murdered on the Drag, a seedy backwater in Glasgow, Scotland. Her birth-daughter Margo is unwittingly dragged into the quest for her killer. Margo is a doctor (GP) and not very interesting nor smart. Characters in general had little soul with the exception of Nikki & Lizzie. They are colorful and well-drawn. Otherwise this mystery is a yawn.

Mina’s The Long Drop had a richness of period and local Scottish scenes that this lacks.

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