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The Long Knives

Irvine Welsh author


Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Published:24th Aug '23

Should be back in stock very soon

The Long Knives cover

The highly-anticipated second instalment in the CRIME trilogy, now a hit TV Series

In Edinburgh, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox is investigating a brutal crime...


Ritchie Gulliver MP is dead. Castrated and left to bleed in an empty Leith warehouse. Vicious, racist and corrupt, many thought he had it coming. But nobody could have predicted this.

After the life Gulliver has led, the suspects are many - corporate rivals, political opponents, the countless groups he's offended. And the vulnerable and marginalised, who bore the brunt of his cruelty.

As Lennox unravels the truth, and the list of shocking attacks grows, he must put his personal feelings aside. But one question refuses to go away: who are the real victims here?

'Sharp, fearless, passionate and brilliant' Independent

'An ingeniously plotted and propulsive thriller' Literary Review

An ingeniously plotted and propulsive thriller... bristling with risky satire and moral disgust. * Literary Review *
If you like your crime dramas Scottish and sweary, this one's for you. -- Jessie Thompson * Evening Standard, *Books to Look Out For 2022* *
A triumph... A great, redemptive book... It leaves you wanting more, much more * Observer, on CRIME *
Powerful, passionate writing... Welsh gets it just right * Literary Review, on CRIME *
Powerful... A bracing and engaging read * Daily Telegraph, on CRIME *

ISBN: 9781529116274

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 23mm

Weight: 266g

384 pages