Signed first UK (and true first) edition. Winner of the John Creasey Award for Best First Novel (equivalent to the U.S. Edgar), Garnethill is a first novel of character, depth and rage. Glaswegian Maureen O'Donnell, eight months out of the psychiatric hospital where she was in treatment for abuse by her long-gone father, has decided that her current affair with a therapist is over. What she has a hard time convincing the police is that she didn't kill him. Just because he was bound to a chair in her living room with his throat cut and she had come home the night before too drunk to even undress, with a copy of his marriage certificate in her handbag...What is even more difficult for Maureen is convincing her family -- her outrageously melodramatic alcoholic mother (who could upstage an eclipse), inept drug-dealing brother and unsympathetic sisters -- who all seem to believe that Mauri has false memory syndrome about her father and maybe about everything else.