No Smoke

No Smoke

by Hugh Collins
     
 

"Hugh Collins' fiction debut is at turns a vicious, hilarious, and highly original crime novel set in 1976 in his native Glasgow. This was a time when the Sensational Alex Harvey Band were gods; flares, mullets and flick-knives were the currency of cool; and the old criminal codes of honour had yet to be destroyed by the new breed of gangster that emerged in the 1980s…  See more details below

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"Hugh Collins' fiction debut is at turns a vicious, hilarious, and highly original crime novel set in 1976 in his native Glasgow. This was a time when the Sensational Alex Harvey Band were gods; flares, mullets and flick-knives were the currency of cool; and the old criminal codes of honour had yet to be destroyed by the new breed of gangster that emerged in the 1980s." Barney Boone and his gang are running around town, thieving, conning and getting involved in all sorts of minor criminal activity. Then a scam goes wrong and dead bodies start to pile up. Including a young Asian man murdered in a Glasgow police cell. The police are quick to try and pin it on one of the local hard men. But the real suspects could be much closer to home.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Reformed Glaswegian gangster Hugh Collins (he was released from prison in 1992 after serving 16 years for murder) has a two-part autobiography under his belt; his latest effort takes the form of a fast-paced, corpse-strewn crime novel full of '70s-style double-crossing rogues bantering and conning each other in thick vernacular. "In an oot. Canny go wrang," you say? Old-timer Barney Boone finds out that plenty can go wrong as small-time thievery escalates into murder and mayhem in No Smoke, the first installment of a trilogy set in the underbelly of Scotland's grittiest city. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841951164
Publisher:
Canongate Books
Publication date:
01/08/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.57(d)

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