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Robbie Morrison

Autor/a de The Authority: Harsh Realities

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Obres de Robbie Morrison

The Authority: Harsh Realities (2004) 110 exemplars
The Authority: Fractured Worlds (1605) 98 exemplars
White Death (1998) 61 exemplars
Edge of the Grave (2021) 60 exemplars
The Twelfth Doctor: Fractures (2015) 55 exemplars
The Twelfth Doctor: Hyperion (2016) 50 exemplars
Shimura (2004) 27 exemplars
Wildcats: Nemesis (2006) 25 exemplars
Shakara: The Avenger (2009) 21 exemplars
Nikolai Dante: Love and War (2005) 20 exemplars
Nikolai Dante: Tsar Wars v. 1 (2006) 15 exemplars
Hondo-City Law (Judge Dredd) (2011) 13 exemplars
Nikolai Dante: Hell and High Water (2008) — Autor — 13 exemplars
Batman Arkham: Mister Freeze (2017) — Autor — 12 exemplars
Shakara: The Destroyer (2005) 12 exemplars
Drowntown (2013) 11 exemplars
Batman: Gotham Knights # 59 (2005) 3 exemplars
Deus Ex (2011) 3 exemplars
The Authority Vol. 2 #3 (2004) 3 exemplars
The Authority Vol. 2 #14 (2004) 3 exemplars
The Authority Vol. 2 #0 (2003) 3 exemplars
Marauder 2 exemplars
The Authority Vol. 2 #6 (2003) 2 exemplars
The Authority Vol. 2 #1 (2003) 2 exemplars
Deus Ex: Human Revolution, 01 (2011) 2 exemplars
The Authority Vol. 2 #5 (2003) 2 exemplars
The Authority (2003-2004) #10 (2004) 1 exemplars
Authority, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2003) 1 exemplars
The Authority, Vol. 2 No. 11 (2004) 1 exemplars
Authority (Vol. 2) (2003) #8 (2004) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Solo: The Deluxe Edition (2013) — Autor — 85 exemplars
Doctor Who: Free Comic Book Day 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Judge Dredd Yearbook 1994 (1993) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Judge Dredd: The XXX Files (2014) — Autor — 6 exemplars
Solo #12: Brendan McCarthy (2006) — Autor — 5 exemplars

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Altres noms
Rob Morrison
Data de naixement
1968
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK
Llocs de residència
Linwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
North London, England, UK
Professions
comics writer
Biografia breu
Robbie Morrison is the award-winning Scottish writer of Nikolai Dante, White Death and The Bendatti Vendetta, and has worked extensively on the Judge Dredd franchise for 2000 AD, the legendary UK anthology title. He has also written major characters such as Batman, Spider-Man and The Authority for the US comic-book market.

Amongst other projects, he is currently writing Dumas, an original graphic novel with Jim Murray. Beyond comics, Robbie has written screenplays and treatments for film, tv, animation and computer games.

Robbie has won various Best Writer awards, most recently an Eagle Award for Best Character (Nikolai Dante). He has also acted as a consultant to the Scottish Arts Council, promoting comics and graphic novels via specially created exhibitions and public appearances, and contributed to a social action column for the Glasgow Evening Times newspaper. He lives in North London.

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Gritty! Explosive! Endearing!

Glasgow 1933. Inspector Jimmy Dreghorn and his partner “Bonnie” Archie McDaid, part of the Glasgow’s Special Crime Squad, find themselves in the middle of a situation with Irish Free State fighters, the razor gangs suddenly meeting together, Special Branch up from London messing on their patch, and three murders, or rather assassinations. The only visible link between the deaths being the method of executions.
When Dreghorn and McDaird find the reasons behind the murders it’s explosive. All men were ex-Black and Tan operatives in Ireland at a place called Tralee, all men left under a cloud. Payback maybe? For what specifically?
The Special Crime Squad are told in no uncertain terms to stay out of the way of Special Branch operatives.
The trouble is things keep linking back to the Irish and the selling of illegal Irish Hospital Sweepstake tickets taking place. The gangs are offloading the tickets which everyone wants. Why Jimmy’s own mother’s given him an illegal sweepstakes ticket as a present!
It’s when an explosion takes place in the tenements on Vulcan Street injuring bairns and women that Jimmy and Archie see red.
Jimmy Dreghorn, ex-army (who wasn’t at that time?), ex-police in Shanghai, ex-boxer finds himself confronting memories of the past, a woman from his childhood, and ghosts. Achingly evident when Jimmy takes items out of his trunk in his bedroom.
One man’s freedom fighter is another’s terrorist. Lines become blurred. When young WPC Ellen Duncan becomes injured whilst firstly fighting of the unwelcome attentions of Inspector Boyd Strachan, then an assassin intent on killing Strachan, all bets are off as are as Jimmy and Archie are concerned, as are the gloves.
The grounds thick with action, motives and situations!
Another dynamite of a police historical thriller from Robbie Morrison, no pun intended!

A Random House-Ballantine ARC via NetGalley.
Many thanks to the author and publisher.
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eyes.2c | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Apr 10, 2024 |
Scottish-noir, maps, Glasgow, historical-fiction, historical-places-events, historical-research, history-and-culture, thriller, due-diligence, investigations, violence, violent-crimes, unputdownable, triggers, crime-fiction, suspense, law-enforcement, procedural, PTSD, espionage, misogyny, murders, international-crimes, international-espionage, international-tensions, gangs*****

The years between the wars was a brutal time in every country with problems that were almost universal in policing. Detective Inspector Jimmy Dreghorn and Sergeant Archibald McDaid were working in Glasgow Scotland with a stark look into the world of criminal behaviors and political extremism worthy of calling on the Special Branch.

I requested and received an EARC from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine, Bantam via NetGalley.
#JimmyDreghornMysteriesBk2 **Pub Date 09 Apr 2024 #ScottishNoir #HistoricalPolicing
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jetangen4571 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Feb 25, 2024 |
Review of Advance Reader’s Copy

In 1930s Glasgow, the depression has a tight hold on everyone. Detective Inspector Jimmy Dreghorn and Sergeant Archibald McDaid capture thief Dixie White, but soon find themselves investigating the murder of Rex Smith aboard the “Blue Bonnet,” his narrowboat.

Their investigation raises questions . . . is the execution tied to the festering political tensions or the IRA? Or could it be gang violence? Before they have an answer to those questions, they have another murder identical in its execution.

Could there be some connection between the two executions?

As Dreghorn and McDaid investigate, they find more questions than answers. And then their investigation collides with that of the Special Branch . . . .

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Set in 1930s Glasgow, Scotland, this book is the second in the author’s Jimmy Dreghorn Mystery series. With sufficient backstory, this book works well as a standalone for readers new to the series.

Anchored by a strong sense of place, the history of the time weaves itself throughout the telling of this gritty yet compelling tale. Unexpected plot twists keep readers guessing as the intriguing narrative offers readers some unforeseen surprises.

The characters, especially Dreghorn and McDaid, are nuanced and believable. The characters’ interactions are realistic; sometimes charming, sometimes amusing. The only downside here is the unnecessary overuse of an offensive expletive; this lowers the rating for the book.

Readers who enjoy historical mysteries and police procedurals are sure to enjoy this tale of corruption, murder, and mayhem.

Recommended.

I received a free copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine, Bantam and NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
#CastaColdEye #NetGalley
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jfe16 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 26, 2024 |
Easily in the top five books I have read this year!
Excellent murder mystery that takes place In Glasgow Scotland in 1932, historical fiction at it absolute best.
Outstanding complicated but easy to understand story.
Definitely check out this book!
 
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zmagic69 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Dec 14, 2023 |

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117
També de
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Membres
1,205
Popularitat
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Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
48
ISBN
108
Llengües
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