The Long Knives by Irvine Welsh (book jacket)
Video, 1 hr

The Long Knives: Irvine Welsh in conversation with Nick Ahad

Off the Shelf Festival 2022

The renowned and always thought-provoking Irvine Welsh joins the Festival online to discuss the highly-anticipated second instalment in the CRIME trilogy, now a hit TV Series. In this jet-black sequel to CRIME the vicious, racist and corrupt MP Ritchie Gulliver has been brutally murdered and Detective Ray Lennox must put his personal feelings aside to investigate a growing caseload of gruesome murders. Tartan Noir at its most intense.

“If you like your crime dramas Scottish and sweary, this one’s for you” Jessie Thompson, Evening Standard

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  • Irvine Welsh
  • Interviewed by Nick Ahad, BBC Broadcaster



  • Kitty Turner

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