Calling a story so filled with delicious mayhem ‘light-hearted’ is deeply counterintuitive, yet Russel D McLean has managed the job, thanks to his blundering protagonist Jen Carter. Jen is a bookstore clerk in Glasgow, a little down on herself for a lack of ambition. But it turns out she can whip into action when she needs to. An accidental murder puts her square in the sights of Glasgow’s most notorious crime boss and his violent henchmen. As the body count grows, the police pick up her trail too. An ordinary woman in extraordinary circumstances, brilliantly portrayed. Read our full review here.