Mackay Malcolm

  • A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them. He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organisation wants more? A meeting at a club. An offer. A brief. A target: Lewis Winter. It’s hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences. An arresting, gripping novel of dark relationships and even darker moralities, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter introduces a remarkable new voice in crime fiction. The sequel How A Gunman Says Goodbye will follow soon . . .

  • Tueur à gages. Un métier que Calum MacLean, tout juste vingt-neuf ans, prend très au sérieux. Ce qui fait de lui un pro, c'est son perfectionnisme. Une préparation prudente et minutieuse est essentielle à ses yeux. Pour que rien ne déraille. Pour ne pas se faire repérer. Pour ne pas laisser d'indices. Ainsi il pourra éviter de tomber dans les filets de la police et conserver non seulement sa liberté mais aussi son indépendance. Sur ce dernier point Calum est intraitable : préserver son statut de free-lance de la gâchette sans passer sous le contrôle d'un caïd. Mais voilà, il arrive à Glasgow comme ailleurs que les boss se déclarent la guerre et que l'on se retrouve pris entre deux feux. Et là, seuls les bras protecteurs de l'organisation peuvent vous sauver...Dans ce thriller au ton distancié, au rythme soutenu et à la prose acérée, Mackay s'affirme comme une nouvelle voix.

  • Depuis que Jamieson, chef d'une des plus importantes mafias de Glasgow, est en prison, son territoire est l'objet de toutes les convoitises. Il a chargé Nate Colgan, le plus respecté des cogneurs de la ville, de veiller à la sécurité de l'organisation et de garder un oeil sur un malfrat anglais fraîchement débarqué qui semble vouloir se tailler une part du gâteau. Quand un dealer de Jamieson est assassiné, les soupçons se portent sur le nouveau venu et l'organisation lui déclare la guerre. Mais avec le patron derrière les barreaux, tout peut arriver. Et Nate Colgan sent que quelque chose se trame... D'autant que cette garce de Zara Cope est de retour en ville. Dans quel but? Revoir la fille qu'elle a eue avec lui? Récupérer son argent? Colgan ne peut pas lui faire confiance : toxique, trop jolie, et beaucoup plus dangereuse qu'il n'y paraît. Le seul à penser la même chose que lui est Fisher, un flic opiniâtre qui fourre son nez partout. Pas vraiment rassurant...

  • Le vieux Frank, la crème des tueurs à gages, quarante ans de métier, reprend du service après trois mois d'absence. Jamieson, son patron, lui a payé une nouvelle hanche pour qu'il revienne sur scène. La mission qu'il lui confie est des plus simples: éliminer Scott, un petit dealer ambitieux. Jamieson n'aime pas que l'on marche sur ses plates-bandes et entend bien le montrer. Hélas, Frank MacLeod oublie les précautions les plus élémentaires et se fait piéger comme un débutant. Qui peut le tirer de ce mauvais pas? Calum MacLean, bien sûr. Calum dont le dernier contrat a été de tuer Lewis Winter. L'heure de la retraite a sonné pour Frank. Mais dans ce milieu redoutable, comment tirer sa révérence? «Toujours aussi à l'aise dans le registre noir et dans la description des milieux interlopes de Glasgow, Malcolm Mackay passe haut la main l'épreuve du deuxième roman.» Livres Hebdo

  • "Être consciencieux et prendre son boulot de tueur à gages avec le même sérieux que n'importe quel travail ne vous protège pas du dégoût. Depuis qu'il a dû éliminer Frank MacLeod, Calum reste le seul homme de main de Peter Jamieson et cela ne lui convient pas. D'ailleurs, sa décision est prise: à l'occasion de sa prochaine mission il va se faire la belle. En douceur, sans trop de casse. Mais dans le monde du crime organisé, la douceur n'est pas de mise. La seule issue possible serait-elle encore et toujours la violence? Le troisième et dernier volet d'une trilogie déjà mythique."

  • Anglais Anatomy of a Hit

    Malcolm Mackay

    Glasgow hitman Frank MacLeod is approached by an old associate. A shady accountant for a rival criminal organisation, Eric Holly wants Frank to arrange a meeting with his own boss Peter Jamieson. In return for Jamieson's protection - for both him and his wife - Holly will sell his secrets. But old friend or not, making deals with a killer is a dangerous business . . . Arresting, gripping and moving; ANATOMY OF A HIT is a dark tale of loyalty and betrayal set in the Glasgow Underworld, showcasing the most exciting new voice in Scottish crime thriller fiction. Praise for Malcolm Mackay's Glasgow Trilogy, including The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, How a Gunman Says Goodbye and The Sudden Arrival of Violence: 'A very auspicious debut, this is an amazing novel, incredibly gripping from the first page to the last. A vivid portrait of the Glasgow underworld, it's completely hypnotic . . . like the great writers, people like Elmore Leonard, Mackay paints really vivid portraits of his characters . . . a really unique voice' Mark Billingham 'A really clever multi-viewpoint novel about the Glasgow underworld . . . it will appeal to people who like to have a bit of a think as well as being entertained. The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter was a real revelation, a real find for me' Kate Mosse 'A dark, rich, brutal thriller . . . it absolutely captivates you. The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter is more than a page turner, it's a page ripper. For a debut novel this sparkles, this zings, it leaps off the page. If you like Ian Rankin, if you like Stuart MacBride, if you like Val McDermid, Denise Mina - Malcolm Mackay is right up there' Peter James 'Glasgow's a tough city and this is a tough book . . . very authentic, very gritty, you can really feel the streets. They call this genre Tartan Noir and absolutely [The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter] is a first class member of that' Lee Child 'There aren't too many crime novels that take the reader into the mind, such as it is, of a hit man . . . This is a truly exceptional debut' Independent 'Mackay ratchets up the tension like a master' Daily Telegraph 'Remarkable . . . 'tartan noir' will have a new star' Daily Mail 'A remarkably original debut' Observer 'Brutal, witty and well-written . . . a brilliant debut' Sunday Telegraph

  • The incredible standalone novel from the award-winning author of The Glasgow TrilogyLonglisted for the CWA Steel Dagger for Best Thriller 2015There's nothing so terrifying as money. . .Two friends, Alex Glass and Oliver Peterkinney, look for work and for escape from their lives spent growing up on Glasgow's most desperate fringes. Soon they will become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades. But while one rises quickly up the ranks, the other will fall prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle and ever-spiralling debts.Meanwhile, the three most powerful rivals in the business - Marty Jones, ruthless pimp; Potty Cruickshank, member of the old guard; and Billy Patterson, brutal newcomer - vie for prominence. And now Peterkinney, young and darkly ambitious, is beginning to make himself known . . .Before long, violence will spill out onto the streets, as those at the top make deadly attempts to out-manoeuvre one another for a bigger share of the spoils. Peterkinney and Glass will find themselves at the very centre of this war; and as the pressure builds, each will find their actions - and inactions - coming back to haunt them. But it is those they love who will suffer most . . .From the award-winning author of the Glasgow Trilogy, The Night the Rich Men Burned is a novel for our times, and Malcolm Mackay's most ambitious work to date.

  • From the award-winning author of The Glasgow Trilogy, comes Every Night I Dream of Hell, a dark and thrilling Glaswegian crime drama.Longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year 2016Nate Colgan: a violent man; 'smart muscle' for the Jamieson organization. Someone to be afraid of.
    But now, with its most powerful individuals either dead or behind bars, things within the Jamieson organization are beginning to shift. When Nate, long working on the fringes of the business, is reluctantly appointed its new 'security consultant', he can little imagine how things are about to unravel . . .
    It begins with an execution, a message; and soon the various factions within the organization are sent into chaos. But out of the confusion comes one clear fact: a new group has arrived in Glasgow, and in their quest for power they are prepared to ignite a war. But who is behind the group? And why has the calculating Zara Cope - the mother of Nate's child - suddenly appeared back in town?
    Meanwhile DI Fisher, buoyed by his recent successes in finally jailing some of the city's most notorious criminals, is prowling on the edges of these latest battles, looking for his chance to strike before all hell breaks loose . . .
    A dark and thrilling Glasgow crime drama from the award-winning author, in Every Night I Dream of Hell Malcolm Mackay takes us deep into a world of violence, fear and double-crossing that grips until the final page has been turned.

  • A multi-layered and unnerving portrait of gangland Glasgow, For Those Who Know the Ending is the gripping new novel from the award-winning author Malcolm Mackay. He has to clear thoughts of Joanne and thoughts of the past out of his mind. He has to think about himself, his situation. Think about the next hour . . . In that hour, everything will be decided. It's been almost two hours. Two hours, and Martin Sivok is still tied up, alone in a darkened warehouse; plastic strips digging into the soft flesh of his wrists. He wants them to come back. Get this over with. But he also knows that as soon as they return, this could very well be his ending.Because Martin has messed up. Stolen dirty money he should never have touched. Dirty money that the Jamieson organization, the most dangerous criminal outfit in Glasgow, wants back. Someone has to die for this. And over the next few hours, he has to work out how that somebody can be anyone but him . . .

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