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Shattered: Every Crime Has a Victim

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Almost everyone will be affected by crime at some point in life, either directly as a victim or witness of a crime or indirectly through family, friends or work colleagues. Few events in a person's life are more traumatic and that's why the work of Victim Support Scotland (VSS) is so important. Since 1985 VSS has helped more than one million people around Scotland and it i ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Birlinn Ltd
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Ian Russell
Oct 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories, crime
Shattered is a collection of ten short stories (or eleven?) contributed by established, contemporary, Scottish crime-fiction writers, published to support victims of crimes in Scotland.

There is a twist, the usual form of the crime story, the investigation and solving of a crime, is set aside. Instead these stories deal exclusively with victims and witnesses, and their ordeal.

I don't believe I've ever read a crime story before, I picked this book up simply because I enjoy shorts. Ian Rankin, who
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Calzean
A short book of short stories, written by Scottish crime writers in support of Victim Support Scotland. The stories look at the impact crime has on the victims or on the criminal's families. None of the stories were at all uplifting which I assume was the purpose - every crime has a victim.
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Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I like every single story. They're quite quirky. There's one story that was hard to understand though. The one written with the accent.
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AKA Jack Harvey.

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982 and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987; the Rebus books are now translated into 22 languages and are bestsellers on several continents.

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