Laidlaw : Jack Laidlaw

  • by William McIlvanney
  • Narrated by William McIlvanney
  • Series: Jack Laidlaw
  • 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet Jack Laidlaw, the original damaged detective.
When a young woman is found brutally murdered on Glasgow Green, only Laidlaw stands a chance of finding her murderer from among the hard men, gangland villains and self-made moneymen who lurk in the city's shadows.
Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger.


What the Critics Say

"The best new character in crime fiction for years" (Daily Express)


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Customer Reviews

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forerunner of good noir

Would you consider the audio edition of Laidlaw to be better than the print version?

For me audio is always better than print.

What other book might you compare Laidlaw to and why?

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo--both are first in their respective parts of the country.

Which character – as performed by William McIlvanney – was your favorite?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but it was a book I immediately listened to a second time.

Any additional comments?

I am desperate for the other two of this trilogy to be put on Audio....hopefully with the author reading them.

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- Dr. William J. Kass

Such a pleasure to read a classic

I just discovered McIlvanney. I loved this book and am now on a mission to read more of Laidlaw series and other McIlvanney books. I wish more of them were on Audible. Meanwhile I'll get the book versions at my San Francisco public library where most of them are available.
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- Kiki

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2013
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd