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The Papers Of Tony Veitch

Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609452380
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Eck Adamson, an alcoholic vagrant, summons Jack Laidlaw to his deathbed. Probably the only policeman in Glasgow who would bother to respond, Laidlaw see 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 down a seam of corruption that runs from the top to the bottom of society.

The Papers Of Tony Veitch

Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857869981
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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

Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156708289
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Glasgow detective Jack Laidlaw discovers that only young Tony Veitch knows the truth about the death of the alcoholic vagrant, Eck Adamson, and that he is not the only person looking for Veitch

Laidlaw

Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609452127
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In Laidlaw, the first book of the series, we are introduced to Jack Laidlaw, a hard-drinking philosopher-detective whose tough exterior only partly hides a rich humanity and keen intelligence. Laidlaw’s investigation into the murder of a young woman brings him into conflict with Glasgow’s hard men, gangland villains, and the moneyed thugs who control the city. Books 2 & 3 in the Laidlaw trilogy coming fall 2014.

Strange Loyalties

Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609452631
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This third book in the series begins with Jack Laidlaw’s despair and anger at his brother’s death in a banal road accident. His questions as to the dynamics of his bother’s death lead to larger questions about the nature of pain and injustice about meaning of his own life. Laidlaw is determined to learn more about the circumstances surrounding Scott Laidlaw’s death. His investigations will lead to a confrontation with his own past and a harrowing journey into the dark Glasgow underworld.

Docherty

Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782111794
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His face made a fist at the world. The twined remnant of umbilicus projected vulnerably. Hands, feet and prick. He had come equipped for the job. Newborn Conn Docherty, raw as a fresh wound, lies between his parents in their tenement room, with no birthright but a life's labour in the pits of his small town. But the world is changing, and, lying next to him, Conn's father Tam has decided that his son's life will be different from his own. Gritty, dark and tender, McIlvanney's Docherty is a modern classic.

The Big Man

Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782111956
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AS SEEN IN THE MOTION PICTURE STARRING LIAM NEESON The big man is Dan Scoular, a legend of physical prowess in a decaying Ayrshire mining community. When a bare-knuckle fight offers both money and a purpose, he finds it turns into a monumental struggle to keep his heritage and integrity intact.

Walking Wounded

Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782111948
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These are the stories of the casualties of social and emotional struggle, who defy defeat with humour, resilience and inspiring faith in their dreams. The walking wounded. These are the stories of ordinary people.

Remedy Is None

Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782111921
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Winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize Charlie Grant, an intense young student at Glasgow University watches his father die. Overwhelmed by the memory of this humble yet dignified death, Charlie is left to face his own fierce resentment for his adulterous mother. With shades of Hamlet and Camus, William McIlvanney's first novel is a revelatory portrait of youth, of society and of family.

A Gift From Nessus

Author: William McIlvanney
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 178211193X
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Eddie Cameron is a salesman for Rocklight Ltd., an electrical equipment firm in Glasgow, where he has been fiddling the firm's expenses. Eddie's life is in tatters - his wife hates him, and his violent temper has left his mistress teetering on the edge of sanity.