Crime

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2008 - Fiction - 344 pages
8 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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Review: Crime

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Clearly 'Crime' was a bad choice as my first dip into Irvine Welsh's work. Characters, plot, writing style... all are poor. And he really needs to stay away from similes. His use of them was the crime that affected me the most. Read full review

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User Review  - James Barker - Goodreads

Clearly 'Crime' was a bad choice as my first dip into Irvine Welsh's work. Characters, plot, writing style... all are poor. And he really needs to stay away from similes. His use of them was the crime that affected me the most. Read full review

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Contents

Vacation
5
Miami Beach
17
Fort Lauderdale
28
Edinburgh 1
42
Two Ladies
53
Party
74
Edinburgh 2
92
Everything But the Girl
115
Edinburgh 3
195
Sea Legs
207
Fishing For Friends
224
Alligator Alley
238
Edinburgh 4
254
Decked
261
Edinburgh Two Dark Summers
282
Sales Conference
296

Police
127
The Best Shake in Florida
137
Road Trip
160
Bologna
173
Showdowns
302
CleanUp
313
Holocaust
321
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

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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