How a Gunman Says Goodbye : The Glasgow Trilogy

  • by Malcolm Mackay
  • Narrated by Angus King
  • Series: The Glasgow Trilogy
  • 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The stunning new novel from the author of The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter
How does a gunman retire? Frank MacLeod was the best at what he does. Thoughtful. Efficient. Ruthless. But is he still the best?A new job. A target. But something is about to go horribly wrong. Someone is going to end up dead. Most gunmen say goodbye to the world with a bang. Frank’s still here. He’s lasted longer than he should have...
The breathtaking, devastating sequel to lauded debut The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, How a Gunman Says Goodbye will plunge the reader back into the Glasgow underworld, where criminal organisations war for prominence and those caught up in events are tested at every turn.
The final book in the Glasgow Trilogy The Sudden Arrival of Violence will follow soon...

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What the Critics Say

"How a Gunman Says Goodbye is even better than its remarkable predecessor…The author is already being hailed as a new star of tartan noir and if the third book in this trilogy can maintain the impetus of the first two the existing clan of Scottish writers may have to look to their laurels" (Daily Express)
"Malcolm Mackay is such a good writer. He is laconic, pared down and instinctively aware of the reader’s sensibilities" (West Highland Free Press)

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Lewis Winter didn't die in vain !!

What was one of the most memorable moments of How a Gunman Says Goodbye?

This book is better than the first as the characters become more alive.
The scene at 1am where they start the chain of phone calls is so well described and quite thrilling. Really really enjoyed this book. I'd recommend reading the first book beforehand.


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- Alastair

Brilliant and very grim. Tartan Noir rocks!

I have just read Malcolm Mackay's Glasgow trilogy and loved it. "A wholly believable and unnerving portrait of organised crime" according to the guardian, and I cannot disagree.

Brilliantly written in language that's as hardboiled and taciturn as the protagonists, this is Tartan Noir at its best.

If you like Chandler, Ellroy, the Sopranos and Breaking Bad, I think you'll like this.
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- jakob

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2013
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd