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The Papers of Tony Veitch
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By (author): William McIlvanney
William McIlvanney

Imprint:

Canongate Books

ISBN:

9781838856229

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

B-format
Paperback , B-format
English

Audience:

General Trade
Sep 07, 2021
$17.95 CAD
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Dimensions:

7.8in x 5.08 x 0.75 in | 220 gr

Page Count:

320 pages
Canongate Books
FICTION / Crime
 
CWA Silver Dagger 1983, Winner

THE SECOND IN THE ORIGINAL LAIDLAW TRILOGY. WINNER OF THE CWA SILVER DAGGER.
THE DARK REMAINS, Laidlaw's first case, out 2 September 2021. PRE-ORDER NOW!

'In a class of his own' Guardian
'Reads like a breathless scalpel through the bloody heart of a great city' Denise Mina

Eck Adamson, an alcoholic vagrant, summons Jack Laidlaw to his deathbed. Probably the only policeman in Glasgow who would bother to respond, Laidlaw sees in Eck's cryptic last message a clue to the murder of a gangland thug and the disappearance of a student. With stubborn integrity, Laidlaw tracks a seam of corruption that runs from the top to the bottom of society.

Acclaimed for its corrosive wit, dark themes and original maverick detective, the Laidlaw trilogy has earned the status of classic crime fiction.

William McIlvanney is the author of the award-winning Laidlaw trilogy, featuring Glasgow's original maverick detective. Both Laidlaw and The Papers of Tony Veitch gained Silver Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association, while the third in the series, Strange Loyalties, won the Glasgow Herald's People's Prize. He died in December 2015.

The Papers of Tony Veitch is the second book in the Laidlaw Trilogy.

A bloody good read

The pure distilled essence of Scottish crime writing

A crime trilogy so searing it will burn forever into your memory. McIlvanney is the original Scottish criminal mastermind

It's doubtful I would be a crime writer without the influence of McIlvanney's Laidlaw

In a class of his own

The good news is that Laidlaw is back

He kicked the door open so the likes of Ian Rankin, Denise Mina and me could sneak through behind him

Fastest, first and best, Laidlaw is the melancholy heir to Marlowe. Reads like a breathless scalpel cut through the bloody heart of a city

McIlvanney is the razor king of Scottish crime writing, carving out crackling prose and pounding storylines. His Laidlaw is an enduring hero with the dry wit and insight to make other literary detectives seem two-dimensional

The Laidlaw books are not just great crime novels, they are important ones. McIlvanney proved that crime writing could have both perfect style and huge ambition. Most of us writing crime fiction today are standing on the shoulders of giants. McIlvanney is one such giant

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