The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

3.71 based on 205 ratings & 35 reviews on Goodreads.com

Winner of the ITV3 Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read Award; shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year and the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year Award, longlisted the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year, longlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award.

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 second book in the Glasgow Trilogy How A Gunman Says Goodbye will follow soon . . .

Brutal but elegantly constructed
New York Times
A thriller trilogy that thrills
Washington Post

About Malcolm Mackay

Malcolm Mackay was born and grew up in Stornoway where he still lives. His much-lauded Glasgow-set novels have won the Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read Award and the Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award and have been shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award for Best Crime Debut of the Year and the Scottish First Book of the Year Award.

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Books by Malcolm Mackay

For Those Who Know the Ending
For Those Who Know the Ending
Every Night I Dream of Hell
Every Night I Dream of Hell
The Night the Rich Men Burned
The Night the Rich Men Burned
The Sudden Arrival of Violence
The Sudden Arrival of Violence
How a Gunman Says Goodbye
How a Gunman Says Goodbye

Books in the Series

The Sudden Arrival of Violence
The Sudden Arrival of Violence
How a Gunman Says Goodbye
How a Gunman Says Goodbye

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