The Crime Studio
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Aylett’s first book and the first set in Beerlight, the town where crime is the only artform. Meet gun sucker Bleach Pastiche, burglar extraordinaire Billy Panacea, molecule thief Jesse Downtime, conman-cum-lawyer Harpoon Specter, and Brute Parker, owner of the all-night gun shop. The Delayed Reaction Bar, case-law as neurosis, world-class lethargy, Specter’s early career, the glamour of surveillance, Blince’s doughnut theory, Leon Wardial, quantifiable bad luck, gun fetishism, Stressworld, Auto-Rhino – all these glories of Beerlight’s early years are laid out in The Crime Studio.