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A Snowball in Hell

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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.

If you like Christopher Brookmyre you might also like to read books by Iain M. Banks, Peter May and Ian Rankin.

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Synopsis

A Snowball in Hell by Christopher Brookmyre

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.

Reviews

Guardian Aberdeen Press & Journal 'A thriller that entertains to the final page * Financial Times `Prepare for a few hours of remote-control-free, evil brilliance
Daily Record

`Brilliant and hilarious' * Brookmyre is back to what he does better than anyone else: bloodgushing action married to razor-sharp, foul-mouthed satire that shows he doesn't so much have his finger on the pulse of popular culture as an open razor to its carotid artery
Daily Express

'A bracing read from a writer who rugby-tackles contemporary issues with vim and black wit * The London Paper `A cult classic in waiting' *'


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

2nd April 2009

Author

Christopher Brookmyre

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780349120515

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