Are parlabane and slaughter a match for the skullduggery? it depends on how much more of the black morals and full-color bloodshed of the Edinburgh medical society they can stomach in this “thrillingly unpleasant” winner of the First Blood Award for Best First Crime Novel of the Year Esquire. Jeremy ponsonby wanted to send a particularly revolting message.
Quite Ugly One Morning #ad - Investigative journalist Jack Parlabane has visited plenty of crime scenes, but whoever carved up Dr. As jet-lagged, and nauseated as he may be, hungover, Parlabane knows this was no break-in gone wrong.
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Brookmyre . . . Twists his plotlines, throws out terrific one-liners, piles up corpses and contrives narrow escapes with the impeccable timing of a Swiss watchmaker. If there’s a code for fulfilling the requirements of a witty crime caper, surely he’s cracked it. The new york times “A biting, violent, fiendishly funny story.
Country of the Blind The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 2 #ad - . . For all lovers of hip, intelligent, action-packed crime thrillers. Booklist. But this is no simple frame-up. Jack parlabane, the hero of christopher Brookmyre’s acclaimed series returns—along with the author’s trademark “sassy, nasty fast style of . .
Black Widow The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 7Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Devilishly complicated mystery” from the Scottish crime master. Still on the mend from a turbulent divorce, Jack’s investigation into matters of the heart takes him to hidden places no one should ever have to go. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing.
A witty and wild page-turner, Black Widow shines in showcasing this winning combination. The boston globe “exceptionally good—a knotty mystery that’s . . . But peter’s sister doesn’t believe in fairy tales, and tasks rogue reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling the Black Widow.
Winner of the 2017 theakson old peculier crime novel of the year award and the 2016 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year “Brookmyre excels at melding the true chills of a psychological thriller with rollicking—if dark—humor. Within six more, peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairy-tale romance.
Black Widow The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 7 #ad - Diana jager is clever, and successful, strong, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism in medicine. Don’t even try to guess the outcome” The New York Times Book Review. He is kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past—the second chance she’s been waiting for. One of the most perceptive excavations of a dysfunctional marriage I can remember reading.
Dead Girl Walking The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 6Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Celebrated, and talented, beautiful, rock star Heike Gunn had everything . . . Just like they got to Heike. It’s bang up-to-date” The Sunday Times. A boston globe best book of the year: from berlin to Barcelona, rock ’n’ roll, sex, drugs, and murder make for “tantalizing . . . But when he gets a call for help from Heike’s manager, Parlabane sees a shot at redemption.
Fantastic thriller fare” Booklist. As parlabane enters the backstage world of Heike’s band, he discovers each member has plenty to hide. As secrets start colliding, he’d better find Heike before it’s too late for both of them. Paranoia, guilt, jealousy, and obsession are getting the best of them. But as he pursues the superstar’s reckless past—from Milan to the Scottish islands—Parlabane is forced to confront his own dark history.
Dead Girl Walking The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 6 #ad - Meanwhile, scottish journalist jack Parlabane just watched his career and marriage vanish, along with his reputation, after landing himself on the wrong end of a scandal. Christopher brookmyre’s prize-winning series continues with a “country-hopping plot that looks back to Graham Greene and John Buchan, but .
. . Fascinating .
One Fine Day in the Middle of the NightGrove Press #ad - Not only does no one remember gavin, but his wife has discovered his philandering ways and plans to ditch him with a very public announcement in front of his assembled guests. Gavin hutchison has a plan to create a unique “floating holiday experience” on a converted North Sea oil rig. That includes the uninvited ones, like a band of party-crashing mercenaries who are about to bring out the very worst in these very old friends.
And what better way to test out his venture than to host a fifteen-year high school reunion, the biggest social event of his life? Believe it or not, the plan goes all wrong. And breakneck plotting. The new york Times Book Review. Furiously paced and wonderfully absurd, with more one-liners than a Colombian coke dealer.
One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night #ad - Maxim “Broad humor . . . Pulp fiction meets and then there were None” in this comic mystery set during a high school reunion off the coast of Scotland Booklist. It’ll be a haven for tourists who want a vacation without the hassle of actually going anywhere. Champagne bottles morph into defensive weapons” in prize-winning author Christopher Brookmyre’s comedy of betrayal, blackmail, revenge, and survival Hartford Courant.
The Last Hack The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 8Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Published in the uk as Want You Gone “Pure literary dynamite. Lorenzo carcaterra, new york times–bestselling author of Sleepers “Tremendous fun, gripping moral complexity, with superb characterization, and no shortage of clever villainy. Chris pavone, new york times–bestselling author of The Paris Diversion “A revelation .
. . But sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online. The computer is the scariest tool since the invention of the buzzsaw. Thomas perry, new york times–bestselling author of The Bomb Maker “Works exceptionally well as cybercrime fiction, but it’s the human element that makes it tick.
The Last Hack The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 8 #ad - Kirkus Reviews. The scottish crime master dishes out “equal parts adrenaline and empathy” in a thriller featuring a woman hacker and online intrigue Diana Gabaldon. Thrown together by a common enemy, sam and Jack are about to discover they have more in common than they realize—and might be each other’s only hope.
Sam morpeth has had to grow up way too fast. Left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison, she is forced to watch her dreams of university evaporate. Meanwhile, reporter jack parlabane seems to have finally gotten his career back on track with a job at a flashy online news start-up, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile source on the wrong side of the law.
Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything.
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With a career in nosedive, she’s learning the ropes at her uncle Jim’s PI business. When a neighborhood heroin dealer turns up dead one fine morning in Scotland, no one is too surprised. Sleeping with a major drug trafficker’s girlfriend can bring around plenty of enemies. Finely controlled yet exuberant mayhem.
Where the Bodies Are Buried The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 1 #ad - The christian Science Monitor. But when jim goes missing, Sharp is thrown into the deep end. To find him she’ll have to solve his most recent case—and do it solo. When their investigations become intertwined, “Glasgow’s mean streets come alive . . . If only out-of-work actress Jasmine Sharp could get a lead.
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As sharp and mcleod’s paths cross, so do the secrets of the missing girl and the hot-shot victim. From “one of the funniest, savviest crime writers around” comes a midsummer night’s murder mystery that sets its scene in Scotland The Independent. Detective superintendent Catherine McLeod is taking an interest in drama as well.
When the Devil Drives The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 2 #ad - For actress-turned-private investigator Jasmine Sharp, finding long-lost relatives for clients is a standard routine. A true pleasure for all detective fiction fans—think Ian Rankin by way of Agatha Christie. Michael koryta, new york times–bestselling author of The Prophet “Brookmyre’s work shimmers with a sense of unfettered fun .
. . I’m already looking forward to the next Sharp-McLeod outing. The independent.
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Marilyn stasio, thenew york times “Should cement Brookmyre’s reputation as one of today’s top Scottish crime writers. Publishers Weekly, starred review. And fallan might not even be guilty. Glasgow detective superintendent Catherine McLeod has one gangster in the mortuary and another, Glen Fallan, behind bars for allegedly taking him out.
Bred in the Bone The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 3 #ad - The gangland enforcer once moved in the same dangerous shadows that her mysterious father lived and died in. Gangland violence explodes off the page” as two female detectives cross paths in Scotland’s criminal underworld Publishers Weekly, starred review. As mcleod battles her demons and sharp chases her ghosts, these two very different detectives will ultimately confront the secrets that have entangled both of their fates—by descending into the Glasgow underworld where vengeance spans generations and everyone has a score to settle.