Crime

Crime

Book - 2008/09/01
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Baker & Taylor
Suffering a mental breakdown in the wake of a devastating child-murder case, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD takes a leave of absence and hopes for a recuperative vacation in Miami, where he struggles with addiction, his fiancée's wedding plans, and gnawing suspicions about a ten-year-old girl. 30,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
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 fiancée 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?
Irvine (Trainspotting) Welsh brings his brand of mayhem to the glitzed-out, drugs-and-danger state of Florida.

Blackwell North Amer
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 fiancée 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?

Baker
& Taylor

Suffering a mental breakdown in the wake of a devastating child-murder case, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD takes a recuperative vacation in Miami, where he struggles with addiction and gnawing suspicions about a ten-year-old girl.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 2008/09/01
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393068191
0393068196
Branch Call Number: FICTION WELSH
Characteristics: 344 p

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PearlyBaker
Aug 04, 2014

So it was not my favorite Welsh novel. However I would still rather read mediocre Welsh than almost any other author. Like all his other tales Crime was another page turner that I couldn't put down and devoured in only a few days. It had a different twist with even a bit of recovery thrown in to the mix of drug-fueled shenanigans. Unlike some of his other works I even liked some of the players in this great character study.

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