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Low Words of Bad Intent

Length: 136 pages1 hour


Fifteen short tales from the casebook of Stevie McCabe, private detective and mordant observer of the human condition.

In stories populated by the city's cast of rogues (and worse), new characters join familiar names on Glasgow's mean streets - the gangster at Midnight Mass, the ghost in a tenement flat, the Bolivian playing for Celtic, the Italian restaurant-owner called Derek, the public-school stand up comedian, the Kurdish refugee, the knight in armour, the Korean War veteran, the pub drunk with a brother in the IRA, the fox raking bins in search of Asda ready-meals and all the Billy Thompsons one man can take. And then, there's always his own brother John.

With typical style (albeit in fewer words) Stevie McCabe takes them all on. The Glasgow Noir Fiction trademarks of dark, sardonic humour, biting dialogue and bleak reflection on our fallible species pepper the pages, all for half the price of one of those Asda spag bols.

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