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Flesh Wounds by Christopher Brookmyre
  

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

The third novel to feature feisty private investigator Jasmine Sharpe which can be enjoyed on its own but fans will welcome back gangster Glen Fallon who may or may not be her father (book one) or have killed her father (book two) and now … but that’s telling. We also get more of DS Catherine McLeod’s childhood and a dark secret. The story is complex with different crimes, new and old, weaving together plus corruption in the police force and dodgy politicians. The whole thing is spotted with Brookmyre’s lovely humour which makes him stand out. We have known him in the past as Christopher but his publishers tell me that the shortening to Chris is for his ‘mainstream’ crime. His more wacky offerings will remain by Christopher! Either way you should read everything he’s written.

If you like Christopher Brookmyre you might also like to read books by Jo-Anne Goodwin, Terry Pratchett and Iain M. Banks.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. As witty and acerbic as ever, Chris Brookmyre’s novels remain an utterly different reading experience from those of his colleagues. This one is an outing for private investigator Jasmine Sharp who has – counter intuitively – bonded with Glenn Fallan, the man who murdered her father before she was born. Now Fallan has been arrested for the murder of a local thug, and Jasmine finds that she is obliged to enter his dangerous territory to find some answers. At the same time, Detective Superintendent Catherine MacLeod has discovered a symbol painted on the head of Fallan’s victim….
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Synopsis

Flesh Wounds by Christopher Brookmyre

One crime brought them together ...Private investigator Jasmine Sharp should have wanted him dead. Yet somehow, Jasmine bonded with Glen Fallan, the man who killed her father before she was born. Now he has been arrested for the murder of a local gangster, and Jasmine must finally enter his violent domain to seek answers...a second will break them apart Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod is in fear for her life. When she discovers a symbol daubed on the head of Fallan's alleged victim, it unearths secrets that will threaten everything Catherine holds dear.

About the Author

Christopher Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes.

Author Photo © Tricia Malley Ross Gillespie

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Christopher Brookmyre

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www.brookmyre.co.uk/

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Publisher

Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780349138701

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