The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter

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Winner of the ITV3 Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read Award; shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year and the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year Award, longlisted the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year, longlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award.A twenty-nine-year-old man lives alone in his Glasgow flat. The telephone rings; a casual conversation, but behind this a job offer. The clues are there if you know to look for them.He is an expert. A loner. Freelance. Another job is another job, but what if this organisation wants more?/A meeting at a club. An offer. A brief. A target:/Lewis Winter./It's hard to kill a man well. People who do it well know this. People who do it badly find out the hard way. The hard way has consequences.An arresting, gripping novel of dark relationships and even darker moralities, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter introduces a remarkable new voice in crime fiction. The second and third books in the trilogy: How a Gunman Says Goodbye and The Sudden Arrival of Violence - are out now.
Publisher: London : Pan Books, 2015, c2013.
ISBN: 9781447290698
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 20 cm.

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Aug 20, 2015

Sort of a reverse-police procedural, or a gangster procedural, a clever crime structured story.

msmigels May 17, 2015

An intriguingly odd crime story where there's no quest for an unknown murderer, no race to avert a death, not even a detective character until about half way into the novel. The writing is cold and clinical with short, snappy sentences, but what emerges is a wholly believable and frighteningly plausible portrait of Glasgow's criminal underworld.

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