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April 6, 2013 / peoplesbookprize

The Hurting, The Glasgow Terror By R.J. Mitchell

The People’s Book Prize Spring Collection – today’s highlighted book is:

The Hurting, The Glasgow Terror By R.J. Mitchell

Published by Fledgling Press Ltd
ISBN 9781905916511
Category crime/thriller
Spring 2013


Following on from his adventures in ‘Parallel Lines: The Glasgow Supremacy’, Gus Thoroughgood finds himself rejoining the Glasgow Police force under duress, after handing in his resignation. DS Thoroughgood and DC Hardie find themselves embroiled in a fast-paced, rollercoaster ride through Glasgow’s seedy underworld and that of international terrorism.

Author’s Biography

R.J. Mitchell graduated from Glasgow University in 1989 with a master’s degree in Medieval History before joining Strathclyde Police Service. After 12 years, he started a new career as a journalist with the Glasgow Evening Times. ‘The Hurting: The Glasgow Terror’ is his second novel centering on DS Gus Thoroughgood.


 “The locations ring true even as characters and scenarios take on violent and exaggerated twists… a timely addition to the Tartan Noir genre.” Alan Morrison, Group Arts Editor, Herald & Times

 “A fast-moving thriller in which two desperate Glasgow CID officers try to thwart a Jihad on their own doorstep.” Russell Leadbetter, Glasgow Evening Times
Price: £9.99

Once again thank you for your comments and for making The People’s Book Prize “a truly democratic book prize decided exclusively by the public”

Peoples Book Prize

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Patron:  Frederick Forsyth CBE

Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE



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