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  • ISBN 1780873786
  • ISBN13 978-1780873787
  • Language English
  • Author Sean Barrett,Craig Russell
  • Publisher Quercus Publishing; Abridged edition edition (March 29, 2012)
  • Formats lit rtf azw mbr
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Thrillers and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1721 kb
  • Size Fb2 1958 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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Glasgow in the 1950s - private investigator Lennox is keeping a low profile, enjoying a secret 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. Lennox is quickly drawn into hunting the killer. 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. But there's an even bigger player lurking in the shadows and it looks like Lennox is going to get his fingers burnt, badly.

Craig Russell is the author of the Jan Fabel thrillers set in contemporary Hamburg and the Lennox series set in 1950s Glasgow. The second book in the lennox series sees the hero of the show investigating a brutal murder.

Craig Russell is the author of the Jan Fabel thrillers set in contemporary Hamburg and the Lennox series set in 1950s Glasgow. He is the only non-German to have been awarded the Polizeistern (Police Star) by the Polizei Hamburg. The book ebbs and flows as another seemingly separate case conjoins taking lennox through a series of investigations and close shaves. A thoroughly enjoyable read not quite as edge of your seat as book one but one I'd recommend. I'll be reading the third in the series.

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Craig Russell The Long Glasgow Kiss CHAPTER ONE Some concepts are alien to the Glaswegian mind. Lorna was quite a bit above the usual Glasgow standard: she was pretty, with strawberry blonde hair and a knockout figure. Like most lowlifes made good, her bookie father was always striving for a touch of respectability and had sent Lorna to a fancy boarding school in Edinburgh.

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Craig Russell served for several years as a police officer in Scotland, before becoming an advertising copywriter and later creative director. He has been a full-time novelist since 2004. His Hamburg-based crime series featuring Jan Fabel has sold worldwide. His first thriller in this series, Lennox, was published to widespread acclaim. Craig won the 2008 CWA Dagger in the Library. Thriller Books Dan Brown.

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Written by Craig Russell, Audiobook narrated by Sean Barrett. The Long Glasgow Kiss. A Lennox Thriller, Book 2. By: Craig Russell. Narrated by: Sean Barrett. Series: Lennox, Book 2. Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins. Categories: Mysteries & Thrillers, Historical.

Craig Russell, also known as Christopher Galt, is a Scottish novelist, short story writer and author of The Devil Aspect. Russell speaks fluent German and has a special interest in post-war German history. His books, particularly The Devil Aspect and the Fabel series, tend to include historical or mythological themes.

THE LONG GLASGOW KISS is the second book from Craig Russell featuring Lennox, Canadian raised, returned soldier, Private Investigator who dances a fine line between the law and the gangsters. Glasgow in the 1950's is controlled by the Three Kings, dangerous men who have divided up the spoils of organised crime and negotiated a sort of working relationship. It goes without saying that they don't trust each other, and Lennox often finds himself caught up in the middle.

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If you're a fan of the genre, then this is “THE” book for you. A tough PI, with a smart mouth, irresistible for the ladies and his own moral code. Sure, there's a lot of inspiration here from the “giants” of the genre and maybe there's not that much originality except using Scotland as the setting, but the overall package is amazingly entertaining if you, like me, go crazy for this sort of story.
Its a shame there's no “femme fatale” in this second Lennox book, but you have a perfectly muddled and twist filled plot needed for a noir. Its a seedy atmosphere with even seedier characters and a bit of action between the investigation.
The book does feel a bit too long and, maybe as a result, the ending seemed a bit rushed and fell somewhat flat. Its like Russell just had to wrap things up quickly. The author had to resort to the bad guy holding a gun and explaining the whole plot to our hero, which, like I said before is less than original and even a bit campy. Unfortunately, after so much trouble, it seemed to whole thing was actually disappointingly simple and the stakes not that high after all. It hurt the overall impact of the book.
Still, there are some very funny lines, amusing dialogs, a good sense of pace and a strict following of the genre's tropes.
Its a very entertaining read, and a gem for hard-boiled fiction addicts. Like the first book, it just lacks that “special something” to really make it great, but the end result is more than worth your attention.
Lennox the enquiry agent gets involved in another case for Willie Sneddon, one of the Three Kings, the crime kingpins who control 1950s Glasgow. Just love the mixture of clever wit and gritty tough guy portrayed by Lennox. The dark smoky and wet Scottish city is a perfect backdrop for this classy noir thriller. The bad guys have great names like Small Change MacFarlane and Twinketoes McBride. Beautiful women,fixed boxing bouts and big 50's cars mix it up with big city gangsters. Lennox has to use all his fast thinking, fast talking and even faster fists to come out on the other side of this one. Lennox runs two cases, one a seemingly simple missing persons enquiry for a beautiful celebrity and the other trying to work out who put the scares on a championship boxer. Not always on the right side of the law, Lennox has to walk a fine line between working for the crime bosses and staying out of the way of Glasgow police who'd like nothing more than beating him to a pulp, locking him up and throwing away the keys.
I came across the Lennox books by accident and immediately had to read all three in the series. The character of Lennox is both dark and compassionate. He is interesting and thoroughly likable. This is the second in the trilogy but it does not matter in which order you read them. For me Craig Russell has written a thoroughly original detective series and I can not wait for more to come.
I really enjoy Russell's work. A good series.
Still wondering why human beings are devious, black, and emtpy and still manage to be chaming and terribly familiar. Read this and all previous Lennox noir novels and get a glimpse of our darkest and jolliest soul at the same time.
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With Ian Rankin's Rebus series bowing out with Exit Music, and Stuart MacBride's Logan MacRae wandering down a predictable and highly gruesome path, there is room for another actor on the stage of Scottish noir. Enter Craig Russell. His character, Lennox, a Canadian of Scottish descent, has made his home in Glasgow following his service in the First Canadian Army during World War II. This is a gritty, industrial Glasgow, the city's underworld ruled by The Three Kings, Jonny Cohen, a Jew who lives in "Tel Aviv on the Clyde", Hammer Murphy, the Catholic thug whose nickname came from a public murder using his tool of choice, and Willie Sneddon, the "Prod." While these three stand in for the sectarian violence that gripped the city in the the post war years, and occasionally grips the city to this day (Celtics-Rangers matches, or the Orange Day parade), they also bring Lennox most of his business.

The book opens with Lennox taking on what he thinks is a rather innocuous missing person's case, searching for the brother of a noted chanteuse, Sheila Gainesborough. There is also the small matter of the murder of Small Change MacFarlane, a turf accountant (bookie). For once, Glasgow polis don't roust Lennox, his alibi...he was out dating Small Change's daughter. Lennox finds himself working for multiple employers, all of the Three Kings, though on different tasks, as well as one of the under bosses of the Glasgow gangland scene. This second book in the Lennox series, like the first, is a romp through the Second City of the Empire. The city itself, much like Edinburgh in Rankin's books, is as much of a character as any of the others.

Returning is Twinkletoes McBride, who along with his method of extracting information by use of removing one lower digits also is improving his vocabulary thanks to the Reader's Digest. Singer, a cleverly named voluntary mute, also lurks in the background. Jock Ferguson, perhaps the only cop not "bent" remains, if not a friend, then someone Lennox can a point.

Well plotted, Lennox pulls the threads of all the separate cases together, serving many masters and both sides of the law. Lennox himself is a complex character. He hates what the war has done to him. He stumbles through a moral morass, seeking what few shreds of his humanity remain. He uses women, then mires himself in self-loathing for doing just that. He reads (though not Hemingway) and tries to be a good tenant to his war-widowed landlord, Fiona White.

While the first book in the series, Lennox, was equally good, Russell avoids the "second book" doldrums and produces a work not only every bit as good, but better. The characters have more depth, the plot and morals more nuanced. The first book explored the Jewish ghetto of Glasgow, the second introduces the life of the pikeys, the Irish and European gypsies who live in wagons and caravans in the countryside.

We spent nine weeks in Glasgow this summer. Reading about the streets and neighborhoods we visited during our stay only made these books more enjoyable.