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The Papers of Tony Veitch By William McIlvanney

The Papers of Tony Veitch by William McIlvanney

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The godfather of Scottish crime is back with a vengeance

The Papers of Tony Veitch Summary

The Papers of Tony Veitch by William McIlvanney

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.

The Papers of Tony Veitch Reviews

Glittering -- VAL McDERMID
Brilliant . . . grips like a mangling handshake * * Sunday Times * *
A crime trilogy so searing it will burn forever into your memory. McIlvanney is the original Scottish criminal mastermind -- CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE
Enthralling . . . an unsual, unique rendition of a city and a society * * Scotsman * *
In a class of his own * * Guardian * *
It's doubtful I would be a crime writer without the influence of McIlvanney -- IAN RANKIN
The good news is that Laidlaw is back * * Observer * *
The Laidlaw books are like fine malt whisky - the pure distilled essence of Scottish crime writing -- Peter May
The Laidlaw books are not just great crime novels, they are important -- MARK BILLINGHAM
Fastest, first and best, Laidlaw is the melancholy heir to Marlowe. Reads like a breathless scalpel cut through the bloody heart of a city -- Denise Mina
A messy plot of corruption is on the brew for Laidlaw to cope with in his disillusioned but brilliantly expressed way * * Sunday Telegraph * *
Laidlaw is an enduring hero with the dry wit and insight to make other literary detectives seem two-dimensional. McIlvanney is the razor king of Scottish crime writing -- Gordon Ferris
Compelling . . . McIlvanney lays bare the soul of Glasgow, capturing every nuance of its many voices -- Alex Gray
McIlvanney paints a world of harsh reality, but does so in language that is strangely beautiful and hauntingly poetic. His work defies pigeonholing in any genre: this is simply great writing from a master of his craft -- Craig Russell
Fiercely evocative and witty with it . . . McIlvanney renders absurd the traditional distinctions between novelists and writers of detective fiction * * Literary Review * *

About William McIlvanney

William McIlvanney's first novel, Remedy is None, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and with Docherty he won the Whitbread Award for Fiction. Laidlaw and The Papers of Tony Veitch both gained Silver Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association. Strange Loyalties, the third in the Detective Laidlaw trilogy, won the Glasgow Herald's People's Prize. McIlvanney died in December 2015.

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The Papers of Tony Veitch by William McIlvanney
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Runner-up for CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger (UK).
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