Denise MinaDenise Mina (born 21 August 1966) is a Scottish crime writer and playwright. She has written the ''Garnethill'' trilogy and another three novels featuring the character Patricia "Paddy" Meehan, a Glasgow journalist. Described as an author of Tartan Noir, she has also dabbled in comic book writing, having written 13 issues of ''Hellblazer''.
Mina's first Paddy Meehan novel, ''The Field of Blood'' (2005), was filmed for broadcast in 2011 by the BBC, starring Jayd Johnson, Peter Capaldi and David Morrissey. The second, ''The Dead Hour,'' was filmed and broadcast in 2013. Provided by Wikipedia