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The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid Audiobook

The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid: Lennox 5

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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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  • Andrew
    5/12/16
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    "Lenox"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rogayah
    Reading, United Kingdom
    3/12/16
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    "Another winner"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    22/10/16
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    Harrogate, United Kingdom
    10/10/16
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    "Sublime roller coaster -best yet."

    Great narration. Great story. Great entertainment. Just keep getting better! How do you follow that?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gordon
    22/09/16
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    "All the Lennox Books"

    What a fantastic series of stories, well researched, brilliantly brought to life by Sean Barrett

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Tomlinson
    Surrey, UK
    15/09/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • G.Russell
    Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
    31/08/16
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    "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.

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  • yew
    22/08/16
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    "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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  • Nick
    Stevenage, United Kingdom
    20/08/16
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    "The best Lennox yet"

    Although the Hamburg series is excellent too, the Lennox series has shown the mastery of Craig Russell's crime thriller writing at its best in my opinion. All have been excellent in evoking post war Glasgow, the grimy work of economic decay and the brutish world of organised crime.The city provides a wonderful counterpoint to the leader character's compromised character.He is rather unique on my experience and sets this series of crime novels apart from any other. Although at once repelled by Lennox's darker side, one cannot help but warm to him as he struggles to put his baser instincts behind him.
    In this latest novel we encounter Thomas Quaid who is similar enough to Lennox to offer the latter a mirror in which to see himself and begin once again to pick himself up. But inevitably events take him back into a dirty dangerous world where he must sort out the messy detritus of human greed and sin.
    The plot weaves in and out, keeping the reader guessing and never quite going where you guess, although it is never contrived; instead it delights, ramping up the tension before easing it back before it overpowers, always paced just right. We meet old friends too like Twinkletoes McBride and Jock Fergueson and get to know them better. Details become vitally important and one can only marvel at the writer's inventiveness and cleverness.
    Such a book deserves a great narrator and Sean Barrat once again excels. As usual he nails the accents, and paces the action with consummate skill. Somehow he draws the listener in close to the action in a way that no other narrator can.
    Altogether this is a wonderful novel and thoroughly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jinty
    Wiltshire
    18/08/16
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    "Bit of a disapointment.."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yeah I suppose it was worth a listen, but dragged on at bit near the end, could have been shorter..


    Would you be willing to try another book from Craig Russell? Why or why not?

    I think I must draw a line under this one as I have most of Craig's books in my library. Time for some new blood..


    What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

    Very good can't fault this Guy 4stars..


    Do you think The Quiet Death of Thomas Quaid needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No it's done !!


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good story and worth a listen if you are new to Craig Russell .. Don't let me put you of a good Murder !!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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