Craig Russell (* 1956 im County Fife, Schottland) ist ein schottischer Schriftsteller, der vor allem durch seine Thriller-Kriminalromane bekannt ist.
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Glasgow, 1953: the war may be over but the battle for the streets is just beginning. Three crime bosses control the murky streets, but a small-scale con is trying to invade their territory. The balance is shifting. Lennox, a hard man in a hard city at a hard time, finds himself caught in the middle – a dangerous place to be. One night, a body is discovered on the road, his head mashed to pulp, and Lennox is in the frame for murder.
Band 1 der Serie. “Craig Russell brilliantly uses the character of his tough, funny and hopeful man Lennox to give us the eyes and ears on a time and place. This is storytelling at its very best!” (Michael Connelly) (176 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 433 Seiten noch günstig?
Glasgow in the 1950s – private investigator Lennox is keeping a low profile, enjoying a fling with the daughter of shady bookie and greyhound breeder MacFarlane. When MacFarlane is found bludgeoned to death, Lennox is a suspect. Luckily, he has a solid gold alibi – he was in bed with the victim’s daughter at the time. It turns out MacFarlane was into some seriously dodgy stuff. One of Glasgow’s notorious Three Kings, crime boss Willie Sneddon, is involved and he’s not a man Lennox wants to cross.
Band 2 der Serie. “Lennox is an excellent character as are the other regulars. As ever the historical setting seems spot on and the humour in amongst some pretty grisly scenes adds a welcome counterpoint.” (Leser) (94 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 353 Seiten noch günstig?
Human remains are dredged up from the Clyde. They’ve been sleeping the deep, dark sleep for eighteen years. Suddenly Glasgow’s underworld is buzzing with the news that the remains are those of ‚Gentleman Joe‘ Strachan, Glasgow’s most ruthless armed robber. When Strachan’s daughters hire Lennox to find out who’s been sending them cash every year on the anniversary of Strachan’s biggest robbery, his instincts tell him the job spells trouble and will throw him back into world of the Three Kings – the crime bosses who run the city.
Band 3 der Serie. “Set in 1950’s Glasgow, it is tartan noir at its noirest – compelling and dark.” (Scottish Sunday Herald) (77 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 369 Seiten noch günstig?
November 1956. While the world is gripped by the Suez Crisis, investigator Lennox has more immediate concerns, like getting his life and his business back on track. So, when a woman comes into his office and hires him to follow her two-timing husband, it seems the perfect case. Straightforward, typical – if a little sordid – and most of all, legal. But as he begins to dig deeper, Lennox realizes that this is no ordinary case of marital infidelity.
Band 4 der Serie. “A masterful blend of grit and gangsters overlaid with humour that’s sharper than a 50s flick-knife on the streets of this mean city.” (Daily Record) (114 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 417 Seiten noch günstig?
Quiet Tommy Quaid is one of Lennox’s few friends in Glasgow. Lennox appreciates Tommy’s open, straightforward personality – even if he is a master thief. When Tommy is flung to his death from a factory roof in front of Lennox’s eyes, Lennox discovers just how wrong he was about Tommy’s quiet life. It seems Tommy knew a secret, and it cost him his life. But for once, Quiet Tommy didn’t go quietly. His secret concerned people above the law – people in some cases who are the law – and so now, from beyond the grave, he leaves a trail for Lennox to follow to ensure justice is done.
Band 5 der Serie. “I loved the humorous asides that run through the story; the gritty portrayal of Fifties Glasgow and its dark side. Good Noir fiction is easy to recognise, harder to write.” (Leser) (71 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 384 Seiten noch günstig?