February's Son

February's Son

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 gangster friend, is tangled 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 Bodies are piling up with grisly messages carved into their chests. Rival gangs are competing for contro...

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Title:February's Son
Author:Alan Parks
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B07FNDJ7XQ
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

February's Son Reviews

  • Jo
    Feb 16, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

    Fans of Scottish noir (or those who like dark procedurals) will like this one for the portrayal of Glasgow in the early 1970s. Harry McCoy finds himself investigating a murder which spools him into the world of organized crime, drugs, and corruption. He already knew about all of these,...

    I haven't read the first book,and this proved to be a problem for me. I didn't know who was who or what was going on. Because of this,I found the first part of the book confusing. Once I got into the swing of things,it was fast paced and in times brutal. There was always something ...

    The second novel to feature Detective Harry Mc Coy and just as dark as the first one...but even better! Set in 1970's Glasgow this book took me back to my youth living in Glasgow. Gangland warfare, murders, violence, a weird plot,excellent writing and a touch of dark humour thrown in. ...

    This is very much as good as the first, if not better. Dark, dark ,dark. Piles of bodies, gangland bosses, football, sex, violence, drugs, an antihero and glimpses into a haunted past. Literary what more do you want in a crime novel. Really looking forward to the next one (fing...

    Second outing for Harry McCoy who polices the mean streets of Glasgow in the 1970s. Some very gruesome murders, lots of drugs and policemen who walk a very thin line between saint and sinner. This is shaping up to be an excellent series and Parks is giving crime fiction's established s...

  • Alan
    Apr 13, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

    Fans of Scottish noir (or those who like dark procedurals) will like this one for the portrayal of Glasgow in the early 1970s. Harry McCoy finds himself investigating a murder which spools him into the world of organized crime, drugs, and corruption. He already knew about all of these,...

    I haven't read the first book,and this proved to be a problem for me. I didn't know who was who or what was going on. Because of this,I found the first part of the book confusing. Once I got into the swing of things,it was fast paced and in times brutal. There was always something ...

    The second novel to feature Detective Harry Mc Coy and just as dark as the first one...but even better! Set in 1970's Glasgow this book took me back to my youth living in Glasgow. Gangland warfare, murders, violence, a weird plot,excellent writing and a touch of dark humour thrown in. ...

    This is very much as good as the first, if not better. Dark, dark ,dark. Piles of bodies, gangland bosses, football, sex, violence, drugs, an antihero and glimpses into a haunted past. Literary what more do you want in a crime novel. Really looking forward to the next one (fing...

    Second outing for Harry McCoy who polices the mean streets of Glasgow in the 1970s. Some very gruesome murders, lots of drugs and policemen who walk a very thin line between saint and sinner. This is shaping up to be an excellent series and Parks is giving crime fiction's established s...

    Anothe fantastic gritty read that keeps you gripped Mccoy and stevie really do get into some scrapes but when you are up against top gang master of Glasgow and peadophiles where they should never be it?s unexpected that things turn nasty Add to that a psychologist who is pretty b...

    Harry McCoy continues to meet with the gang land figures of 1970s Glasgow while fighting his demons. Alan Parks has announced his presence as noir writer in the great Tartan style. This is book two - let?s wait a few more before putting him in the same league as Ian Rankin or Denise ...

    Sublime 70s set Tartan Noir Loved this book, with Alan Parks proving he's no one trick pony after Bloody January. The challenge will be for us crime fans to contain ourselves for a whole 13 months (presumably) for the next, March-themed title. It won't be an easy wait! ...

    Absolutely superb! I?ve been reading crime fiction for over thirty years and Alan Banks is as good as I?ve read. If you?re a fan of Rebus et al then these are a must. Can?t wait for the next instalment. ...

  • Louise
    Nov 17, 2018

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

    Fans of Scottish noir (or those who like dark procedurals) will like this one for the portrayal of Glasgow in the early 1970s. Harry McCoy finds himself investigating a murder which spools him into the world of organized crime, drugs, and corruption. He already knew about all of these,...

    I haven't read the first book,and this proved to be a problem for me. I didn't know who was who or what was going on. Because of this,I found the first part of the book confusing. Once I got into the swing of things,it was fast paced and in times brutal. There was always something ...

  • Paul
    Feb 08, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

  • Stephen
    Feb 16, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

  • Marianne
    Dec 28, 2018

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

  • Linda Boa
    Feb 07, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

    Fans of Scottish noir (or those who like dark procedurals) will like this one for the portrayal of Glasgow in the early 1970s. Harry McCoy finds himself investigating a murder which spools him into the world of organized crime, drugs, and corruption. He already knew about all of these,...

    I haven't read the first book,and this proved to be a problem for me. I didn't know who was who or what was going on. Because of this,I found the first part of the book confusing. Once I got into the swing of things,it was fast paced and in times brutal. There was always something ...

    The second novel to feature Detective Harry Mc Coy and just as dark as the first one...but even better! Set in 1970's Glasgow this book took me back to my youth living in Glasgow. Gangland warfare, murders, violence, a weird plot,excellent writing and a touch of dark humour thrown in. ...

    This is very much as good as the first, if not better. Dark, dark ,dark. Piles of bodies, gangland bosses, football, sex, violence, drugs, an antihero and glimpses into a haunted past. Literary what more do you want in a crime novel. Really looking forward to the next one (fing...

    Second outing for Harry McCoy who polices the mean streets of Glasgow in the 1970s. Some very gruesome murders, lots of drugs and policemen who walk a very thin line between saint and sinner. This is shaping up to be an excellent series and Parks is giving crime fiction's established s...

    Anothe fantastic gritty read that keeps you gripped Mccoy and stevie really do get into some scrapes but when you are up against top gang master of Glasgow and peadophiles where they should never be it?s unexpected that things turn nasty Add to that a psychologist who is pretty b...

    Harry McCoy continues to meet with the gang land figures of 1970s Glasgow while fighting his demons. Alan Parks has announced his presence as noir writer in the great Tartan style. This is book two - let?s wait a few more before putting him in the same league as Ian Rankin or Denise ...

    Sublime 70s set Tartan Noir Loved this book, with Alan Parks proving he's no one trick pony after Bloody January. The challenge will be for us crime fans to contain ourselves for a whole 13 months (presumably) for the next, March-themed title. It won't be an easy wait! ...

  • Stuart Chambers
    Mar 16, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

    Fans of Scottish noir (or those who like dark procedurals) will like this one for the portrayal of Glasgow in the early 1970s. Harry McCoy finds himself investigating a murder which spools him into the world of organized crime, drugs, and corruption. He already knew about all of these,...

    I haven't read the first book,and this proved to be a problem for me. I didn't know who was who or what was going on. Because of this,I found the first part of the book confusing. Once I got into the swing of things,it was fast paced and in times brutal. There was always something ...

    The second novel to feature Detective Harry Mc Coy and just as dark as the first one...but even better! Set in 1970's Glasgow this book took me back to my youth living in Glasgow. Gangland warfare, murders, violence, a weird plot,excellent writing and a touch of dark humour thrown in. ...

    This is very much as good as the first, if not better. Dark, dark ,dark. Piles of bodies, gangland bosses, football, sex, violence, drugs, an antihero and glimpses into a haunted past. Literary what more do you want in a crime novel. Really looking forward to the next one (fing...

    Second outing for Harry McCoy who polices the mean streets of Glasgow in the 1970s. Some very gruesome murders, lots of drugs and policemen who walk a very thin line between saint and sinner. This is shaping up to be an excellent series and Parks is giving crime fiction's established s...

    Anothe fantastic gritty read that keeps you gripped Mccoy and stevie really do get into some scrapes but when you are up against top gang master of Glasgow and peadophiles where they should never be it?s unexpected that things turn nasty Add to that a psychologist who is pretty b...

    Harry McCoy continues to meet with the gang land figures of 1970s Glasgow while fighting his demons. Alan Parks has announced his presence as noir writer in the great Tartan style. This is book two - let?s wait a few more before putting him in the same league as Ian Rankin or Denise ...

    Sublime 70s set Tartan Noir Loved this book, with Alan Parks proving he's no one trick pony after Bloody January. The challenge will be for us crime fans to contain ourselves for a whole 13 months (presumably) for the next, March-themed title. It won't be an easy wait! ...

    Absolutely superb! I?ve been reading crime fiction for over thirty years and Alan Banks is as good as I?ve read. If you?re a fan of Rebus et al then these are a must. Can?t wait for the next instalment. ...

    Absolutely bloody, bloody brilliant! I found this book in Dublin Airport and hurtled through it on my flight home. Savored the final few chapters when I got home. This is a heavyweight story written by a man who has literally only just begun! Absolute, Bloody, Brilliance ...

  • Bonnye Reed
    Dec 19, 2018

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

  • Eric
    Jan 08, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

  • Col
    Feb 19, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

  • Nigel
    Nov 29, 2018

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

  • Kathleen Gray
    Feb 20, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

    Fans of Scottish noir (or those who like dark procedurals) will like this one for the portrayal of Glasgow in the early 1970s. Harry McCoy finds himself investigating a murder which spools him into the world of organized crime, drugs, and corruption. He already knew about all of these,...

  • Mary Picken
    Jan 23, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

  • Christine Rennie
    Mar 01, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

  • miss.mesmerized mesmerized
    Dec 12, 2018

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

  • Jo-anne Atkinson
    Feb 09, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

  • Paromjit
    Jan 02, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

  • Sid Nuncius
    Jan 04, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

  • Elaine Tomasso
    Oct 22, 2018

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

  • Jason Allison
    Mar 19, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

  • Tiger
    Mar 20, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

  • Martha Brindley
    Dec 23, 2018

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

    Fans of Scottish noir (or those who like dark procedurals) will like this one for the portrayal of Glasgow in the early 1970s. Harry McCoy finds himself investigating a murder which spools him into the world of organized crime, drugs, and corruption. He already knew about all of these,...

    I haven't read the first book,and this proved to be a problem for me. I didn't know who was who or what was going on. Because of this,I found the first part of the book confusing. Once I got into the swing of things,it was fast paced and in times brutal. There was always something ...

    The second novel to feature Detective Harry Mc Coy and just as dark as the first one...but even better! Set in 1970's Glasgow this book took me back to my youth living in Glasgow. Gangland warfare, murders, violence, a weird plot,excellent writing and a touch of dark humour thrown in. ...

  • Bill McFadyen
    Mar 17, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

    Fans of Scottish noir (or those who like dark procedurals) will like this one for the portrayal of Glasgow in the early 1970s. Harry McCoy finds himself investigating a murder which spools him into the world of organized crime, drugs, and corruption. He already knew about all of these,...

    I haven't read the first book,and this proved to be a problem for me. I didn't know who was who or what was going on. Because of this,I found the first part of the book confusing. Once I got into the swing of things,it was fast paced and in times brutal. There was always something ...

    The second novel to feature Detective Harry Mc Coy and just as dark as the first one...but even better! Set in 1970's Glasgow this book took me back to my youth living in Glasgow. Gangland warfare, murders, violence, a weird plot,excellent writing and a touch of dark humour thrown in. ...

    This is very much as good as the first, if not better. Dark, dark ,dark. Piles of bodies, gangland bosses, football, sex, violence, drugs, an antihero and glimpses into a haunted past. Literary what more do you want in a crime novel. Really looking forward to the next one (fing...

    Second outing for Harry McCoy who polices the mean streets of Glasgow in the 1970s. Some very gruesome murders, lots of drugs and policemen who walk a very thin line between saint and sinner. This is shaping up to be an excellent series and Parks is giving crime fiction's established s...

    Anothe fantastic gritty read that keeps you gripped Mccoy and stevie really do get into some scrapes but when you are up against top gang master of Glasgow and peadophiles where they should never be it?s unexpected that things turn nasty Add to that a psychologist who is pretty b...

    Harry McCoy continues to meet with the gang land figures of 1970s Glasgow while fighting his demons. Alan Parks has announced his presence as noir writer in the great Tartan style. This is book two - let?s wait a few more before putting him in the same league as Ian Rankin or Denise ...

  • Roman Clodia
    Dec 01, 2018

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

  • Anne
    Feb 06, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

  • Alyson Read
    Jan 29, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

  • Stephen Gourlay
    Mar 03, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

    Fans of Scottish noir (or those who like dark procedurals) will like this one for the portrayal of Glasgow in the early 1970s. Harry McCoy finds himself investigating a murder which spools him into the world of organized crime, drugs, and corruption. He already knew about all of these,...

    I haven't read the first book,and this proved to be a problem for me. I didn't know who was who or what was going on. Because of this,I found the first part of the book confusing. Once I got into the swing of things,it was fast paced and in times brutal. There was always something ...

    The second novel to feature Detective Harry Mc Coy and just as dark as the first one...but even better! Set in 1970's Glasgow this book took me back to my youth living in Glasgow. Gangland warfare, murders, violence, a weird plot,excellent writing and a touch of dark humour thrown in. ...

    This is very much as good as the first, if not better. Dark, dark ,dark. Piles of bodies, gangland bosses, football, sex, violence, drugs, an antihero and glimpses into a haunted past. Literary what more do you want in a crime novel. Really looking forward to the next one (fing...

  • Joanne Cartwright
    Jan 28, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

  • Helen Warrener
    Mar 13, 2019

    Alan Parks writes the darkest of Scottish Noir and establishes himself as a heavyweight crime fiction author with this sequel to his debut, the harrowing Bloody January, set in a brutal Glasgow in the winter of 1973. DI Harry McCoy has been recalled early by Chief Inspector Hector Murr...

    Synopsis/blurb.... 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 gangster friend, is tangled up in it all. Detective Harry McCoy's first day back at work c...

    Noirest of noir set in 1970s Glasgow: brutal and violent throughout though not without dark humour at times. The plot is weird and perhaps goes too far on the bonkers side... but the portrayal of gangland politics and the complicity of the police evens out the strange stuff. What makes...

    February?s Son is the second book in the Harry McCoy series by British author, Alan Parks. It?s February 1973 and Harry is just back at the Glasgow Police Force after a three-week break that included compulsory visits to the Police psychologist. But straight off, DCI Murray has him...

    In brief - Darkly nasty and very powerful at times. Not a bad read at all. In full This story starts with a nicely nasty prologue and then Harry McCoy is back. There is an unpleasant murder scene of someone who may be well known. Assorted bodies are involved in this dark police st...

    February's Son by Alan Marks is the second police procedural involving troubled Glasgow detective Harry McCoy. Harry, who is still drinking too much, as well as other things, now finds himself in a seemingly stable relationship, while still dealing with his own past. The novel opens wi...

    February?s Son is another very good, very dark thriller from Alan Parks. Be warned, this is about as Noir as it gets; it?s cold, wet and dark all the time, there is some horrible violence and some very unpleasant characters, plus liberal (although entirely realistic) use of the ...

    the latest in the Glasgow crime noir thriller based in early 1970's Glasgow and its very dark and gritty and doesn't disappoint. this time the backdrop is the growing drug problem and tensions with the gangs and the death of a leading gang leader. like the lead character who is a damag...

    It?s been three weeks since the events of that bloody January. Harry McCoy is about to return to work with the Glasgow police hoping for some more quiet times. But when Murray calls him in early, he knows that it must be serious: a young football stars has been found, not just killed...

    I would like to thank Netgalley Netgalley and Cannongate Books for an advance copy of February?s Son, the second novel to feature detective Harry McCoy of the Glasgow Police. When rising football star, Charlie Jackson is found mutilated and dead, alarm bells ring all over ?the s...

    Parks is the real deal. I?ve never wanted to visit a bleak, run down city of decades past as much as he makes me want to visit Harry McCoy?s Glasgow. Hope he?s around for a long time. ...

    I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Alan Parks, and World Noir Publishers, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. Pub date Feb 19, 2019 ...

    There is always a frisson of hesitancy when you start reading the second novel by an author whose inaugural novel is outstanding. There is that sense of worry that the first book was a one of and book two can?t possibly hope to compare. Bloody January by Alan Parks was such a stellar...

    Reading February?s Son is like taking a grand tour of the mean streets of 1970?s Glasgow, primarily through its drinking dens. From The Variety to Mallons to the Muscular Arms, by way of the St. Enoch Hotel, this is No Mean City with added inside cludgies and a facsimile of veneer....

    Set in 1973, this is the second Harry McCoy novel and follows on a few weeks after the end of book 1, "Bloody January". And what an excellent sequel it is! Harry is a detective in the Glasgow police force, quite an achievement for a boy who grew up in various children's homes and with ...

    #2 in Parks' excellent Harry McCoy series set in 1970's Glasgow and in just 2 books, Alan Parks has become a release day read for me. When they were 10 years old Harry McCoy and Stevie Cooper were at a school for boys where they were among many who were terribly abused by the adult...

    With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. I?m assuming that this book was in the tartan noir genre, because it was definitely dark, gritty and violent. It was based in the 1970?s Glasgow, when there was a fine line between the polic...

    When Celtic's star striker is found murdered and mutilated the Glasgow police force have a pool of suspects. It's too horrific to be sectarian but given that the victim was the fiance of the only daughter of the Northside crime boss there's a big pool of suspects. This is quickly narro...

    very dark, very descriptive and with a very anti-hero, hero! February's son throws you straight in at the deep end with a seemingly quite corrupt 1970s police force, a grisly murder with more bodies piling up, drugs galore and a lead detective who is having problems of his own over an...

    This book follows on from " Bloody January " and is the second novel in the Detective Harry McCoy series. This Scottish Noir novel is not for the faint hearted being violent and very descriptive throughout, with very colourful language and gruesome scenes. With all his failings the ch...

    Fans of Scottish noir (or those who like dark procedurals) will like this one for the portrayal of Glasgow in the early 1970s. Harry McCoy finds himself investigating a murder which spools him into the world of organized crime, drugs, and corruption. He already knew about all of these,...

    I haven't read the first book,and this proved to be a problem for me. I didn't know who was who or what was going on. Because of this,I found the first part of the book confusing. Once I got into the swing of things,it was fast paced and in times brutal. There was always something ...

    The second novel to feature Detective Harry Mc Coy and just as dark as the first one...but even better! Set in 1970's Glasgow this book took me back to my youth living in Glasgow. Gangland warfare, murders, violence, a weird plot,excellent writing and a touch of dark humour thrown in. ...

    This is very much as good as the first, if not better. Dark, dark ,dark. Piles of bodies, gangland bosses, football, sex, violence, drugs, an antihero and glimpses into a haunted past. Literary what more do you want in a crime novel. Really looking forward to the next one (fing...

    Second outing for Harry McCoy who polices the mean streets of Glasgow in the 1970s. Some very gruesome murders, lots of drugs and policemen who walk a very thin line between saint and sinner. This is shaping up to be an excellent series and Parks is giving crime fiction's established s...

    Anothe fantastic gritty read that keeps you gripped Mccoy and stevie really do get into some scrapes but when you are up against top gang master of Glasgow and peadophiles where they should never be it?s unexpected that things turn nasty Add to that a psychologist who is pretty b...