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The Tower

By John McGroarty
Published by McStorytellers
ISBN 1490384588
Category Crime
Spring 2014


Set in the south side of Glasgow, amid the bleakness of crime, poverty, drugs and violence, THE TOWER transcends Tartan Noir. At its heart is a struggle between good and evil for the soul of a lost community. Honest, brutal and unflinching, it is literary fiction at its best.

Author's Biography

John McGroarty was born and brought up in the south side of Glasgow. He now lives with his wife and son in Barcelona, where he teaches English. John has been writing since he was a boy and is the author of numerous short stories. THE TOWER is his first novel.


“The writing is superlative, a cross between William McIlvanney and Graham Greene, a fusion of LAIDLAW and THE HEART OF THE MATTER.” – Brendan Gisby, McVoices


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Reader Comments

Really enjoyed this book. Dark yet humorous story based in the South Side of Glasgow. Captured this environment perfectly!
Gripping and authentic but less swearing would've been even better.
A fast - paced, well-balanced novel with a twist at the end which keeps interest right to the last page .
Superb writing, real Glaswegian characters and a cliffhanging story. Forget Tartan Noir; this is much better!
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