Crime

Crime

Book - 2008
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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?
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 2008
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393068191
0393068196
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 25 cm

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lbkyle
Apr 28, 2019

I like the fusion of American and Scottish cultures within the weird world of Florida.

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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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