Crime: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 17, 2008 - Fiction - 344 pages
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“[An] inimitable combination of dark realism, satire and psychological insight . . . complicated, unsettling and at times beautiful."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

In the wake of a nasty child-murder case, Detective Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD has suffered a full-scale breakdown. He’s 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 fiancée, and cokehappy locals who lead him back into old habits and leave him to care for a child. 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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User Review  - Ryan15 - Borders

Superb book. Interesting read could hardly put it down hadn't read any of Irvine Welsh's books before now i am hooked. This book is a splendid read with many twists and turns. Read full review

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A little R & R is just the ticket: take it easy, see new sights. Thus Edinburgh policeman Ray Lennox, a supporting character in Welsh's Filth, is aboard a transatlantic flight bound for Florida along ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
53
Section 4
115
Section 5
127
Section 6
137
Section 7
173
Section 8
195
Section 9
238
Section 10
254
Section 11
282
Section 12
296
Section 13
321
Section 14
343
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About the author (2008)

Irvine Welsh is the author of Trainspotting, Ecstacy, Filth (soon to be a major motion picture), Glue, Porno, and Crime, among other works. Welsh is also producing movies and writing screenplays. A native of Edinburgh, he lives in Chicago and Miami.

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