Crime

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2008 - Fiction - 344 pages
24 Reviews
In the wake of a nasty child-murder case, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD has suffered a full-scale breakdown. He's been placed on leave for mental retuning and takes off for a few days of sun in Miami. From there, Crime becomes an unmistakably Welshian blend of the macabre and the psychologically astute, as Lennox faces a dwindling supply of antidepressants, a bridal-magazine-toting fiancee who wants him to think seriously about floral arrangements, and some coke-happy locals who lead him back into old habits. Is he really in the right shape to be playing knight-errant to a terrified ten-year-old girl? Will his best instincts and worst judgments get them both killed, or find him the redemption he seeks?"
  

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It was more like a really bad parody of Ian Rankin. - Goodreads
Fairly predictable plot but very well told. - Goodreads
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The plot is a balanced as the cast of characters. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

I love Irvine Welsh, but this was far from his best. It reads like a standard cop procedural novel, or a thriller by a guy who'd read a synopses of Lolita. His ear for American dialect pales when ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

I liked this one just as much as Filth, but at the same time, it doesn't really feel like a normal Welsh novel. It's not a humorous and reads more like a serious crime novel. a cracking good one, but ... Read full review

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Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh on September 27, 1958. After leaving school, he lived in London for awhile, but eventually returned to Edinburgh where he worked for the city council in the housing department. He received a degree in computer science and studied for an MBA at Heriot Watt University. His first novel, Trainspotting, was published in 1993 and was adapted as a film starring Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle in 1996. He became a full-time writer in August 1995. His other works include The Acid House (1994), Marabou Stork Nightmares (1995), Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance (1996), Filth (1998), Glue (2001), and Porno (2002). He also wrote the plays Headstate (1994) and You'll Have Had Your Hole (1998).

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