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A Snowball in Hell

by Christopher Brookmyre

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on A Snowball in Hell

Starring a feisty, mixed-race Glaswegian female police officer and her illusionist-cum-bank robber lover, whom we met in The Sacred Art of Stealing, this is one heck of a tale.  Complex, violent and humorous, it is a satire on reality shows and it is very clever.


Comparison: Ben Elton, Carl Hiaasen, Simon Lewis.

Sarah Broadhurst

A Snowball in Hell Synopsis

If society has the B-list celebrities it deserves, it now has a killer to match. Except that Simon Darcourt is a great deal more successful in his career choice than the average talent show contestant. He's also got the media taped - by the simple expedient of by-passing them completely and posting real-time coverage of his killings on the internet. He's got viewing figures to make the world's TV executives gasp in envy, and he's pulling the voyeuristic strings of every viewer by getting them to 'vote' to keep his captives alive.

Angelique De Xavier, his previous nemesis, is drafted onto the police team trying to bring this one-man celebrity hate-fest to an end. But she can't do it alone, she needs the magical skills of her lover, only she doesn't know where Zal is and meanwhile a whole load of celebs are, literarly, dying to be famous.

An intelligent satire, a thriller with exhilarating pace - Christopher Brookmyre at his best.

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ISBN: 9780349120515
Publication date: 02/04/2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349120515
Publication date: 2nd April 2009
Author: Christopher Brookmyre
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About 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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