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.
'Comicbook imagery mingles with a noiriste's worst nightmare in this distressingly brilliant debut.' The Guardian
'Aylett writes like a man possessed of comic demons.'
Fain the Sorcerer
And Your Point Is?
The Inflatable Volunteer
Tao Te Jinx
The Crime Studio
Only an Alligator
The Velocity Gospel