Lennox liked Quiet Tommy Quaid. Perhaps it's odd for a private detective to like - even admire - a career thief, but Quiet Tommy Quaid was the sort of man everyone liked.
Amiable, easygoing, well dressed, with no vices to speak of - well, aside from his excessive drinking and womanising, but then, in 1950s Glasgow those were practically virtues. And besides, throughout his many exploits outside the law, Quiet Tommy never once used violence.
It was rumoured to be the police who gave him his nickname - because whenever they caught him, which was not often, he always went quietly. So probably even the police liked him, deep down.
Above all, the reason people liked Tommy was that he you knew exactly what you were dealing with. Here, everybody realised, was someone who was exactly, simply and totally who and what he seemed to be.
But when Tommy turns up dead, Lennox and the rest of Glasgow will find out just how wrong they were.
©2016 Craig Russell (P)2016 WF Howes Ltd
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"So good, the series should work on the big screen"
This story, the characters and of course Sean Barratt's portrayal of Lennox was superb....as it has always been.
The blend of the dark elements of his character, Glasgow and the humour work perfectly together.
Rarely have I been so gripped by a set of stories that I feel disappointed I have to wait until another instalment become
What a great book,from start to finish action all the way,the best Lennox book of the 5 but they all have been good.I do hope this is not the last of Lennox because Lennox is a great character.
"Quiet death indeed"
i found this to probably be the best of the Lennocks books, it was grim in places but brilliantly written and Sean Barret yet again providex outstanding narratives.
I have now listened to all 5 books in the Lenox series and have loved the continuity of the characters especially twinkle toes! The story is only as good as the narrator and Sean Barrett is in a league of his own.
This was another goodie in this series about the Canadian detective Lennox who is trying to stay on the right side of the law. Lennox finds this hard work in the post war Glasgow were there seems more bad guys than good ones. He almost seems like the Scots Canadian cousin of Philip Marlow.
Sean Barrett has the low gravelly voice that give a laconic tone that perfectly describes Lennox and his Scotland.
"Sublime roller coaster -best yet."
Great narration. Great story. Great entertainment. Just keep getting better! How do you follow that?
"All the Lennox Books"
What a fantastic series of stories, well researched, brilliantly brought to life by Sean Barrett
"Another great Lennox book"
Really enjoyed the most recent Craig Russell book. I've now listened to all the Lennox series and gave enjoyed them all. Great narration from Sean Barrett. Really keeps the atmosphere and the pace. Would recommend all of this series which creates a great gritty feel for 1950s Glasgow.
"Another great book"
Once again another atmospheric book. Superbly performed. A real treat. I am just sad that I have finished it. I will definitely listen again.
"Sean Barrett - the best!"
Another fantastic reading by the amazingly talented Sean Barrett, and a gripping story too. Listened two long sittings, I couldn't leave it.
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