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  • The Papers of Tony Veitch

  • Laidlaw Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: William McIlvanney
  • Narrated by: Mark Bonnar
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (156 ratings)

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The Papers of Tony Veitch

By: William McIlvanney
Narrated by: Mark Bonnar
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Summary

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.

©2019 William McIlvanney (P)2019 Canongate Books Ltd

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Brilliant crime novel

William McIlvanney was a brilliant writer who wrote novels that are gritty, complex and very witty. This is a superb book and Mark Bonnar's performance is excellent.

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Superbly written and read

So much more than a crime novel, full of striking observations and deep humanity. McIlvanney’s originality and linguistic richness holds the reader from the opening to the final sentence.

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brilliant story brilliantly performed

loved this book and real depth to the plot. brilliant performance by Mark Bonnar in the rich character profiles.

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Mediocre

Strong character (if a bit self absorbed), weak story and, after Laidlaw, missed WMs own narration.

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Totally confusing story

Started well then just jumped all over the place lost with who’s who and who’s killed who

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More twists than a corkscrew

Loved this story of vintage Glaswegian Noir. an absolute classic tale of murder and detective work.

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poor after book 1

The author read the fist book and his enthusiasm was great, funny and entertaining, recommended