Strange Loyalties by William McIlvanney
‘It’s doubtful I would be a crime writer without the influence of McIlvanney’s Laidlaw’ IAN RANKIN
‘The Laidlaw books are not just great crime novels, they are important ones’ MARK BILLINGHAM
‘Laidlaw is an enduring hero with the dry wit and insight to make other literary detectives seem two-dimensional’ GORDON FERRIS
When his brother dies stepping out in front of a car, Detective Jack Laidlaw is determined to find out what really happened. With corrosive wit, Laidlaw begins an emotional quest through Glasgow’s underworld, and into the past. He discovers as much about himself as about the brother he has lost, in a search that leads to a shattering climax.
Acclaimed for its corrosive wit, dark themes and original maverick detective, the Laidlaw trilogy has earned the status of classic crime fiction.