Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

twitter
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Where the Bodies are Buried by Christopher Brookmyre
  

Where the Bodies are Buried

Part of the Jasmine Sharp Series
Crime / Mystery   All Shortlists and Winners   Books for the Boys   Books of the Month   Thriller / Suspense   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

June 2012 MEGA Book of the Month.

Until this one, Brookmyre's manic crime capers have been dripping with humour, satire, bad taste, wacky incidents and characters and an awful lot of dead bodies. They are unique and totally addictive. Now he has produced a Glaswegian noir, a gritty, conventional crime tale of drug dealers and dodgy policemen with a very likeable, inexperienced P.I. Jasmine and a fast-paced plot involving a missing baby and his parents many years ago. It is unusual for Brookmyre but as a crime novel it is superb.

Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2012.

Click here to find out about the second book in this series, When the Devil Drives.

If you like Christopher Brookmyre you might also like to read books by Christopher Buckley, Ben Aaronovitch and Terry Pratchett.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

Where the Bodies are Buried by Christopher Brookmyre

Detective Catherine McLeod was always taught that in Glasgow, they don't do whodunit. They do score-settling, vendettas and petty revenge. And however she looks at it, the discovery of a dead drug-dealer in a back alley means she's going to be busy. Meanwhile, aspiring actress Jasmine Sharp is reluctantly - and incompetently - working for her uncle Jim's private investigation business. When Jim goes missing, Jasmine has to take on the investigator mantle for real, and her only lead points to a professional assassin who has been dead for twenty years. Soon Jasmine stumbles into a web of corruption and secrets that leaves her running for her life.

Reviews

'Prodigiously funny and inventive, here he takes crime fans exactly where they want to go' Daily Telegraph


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

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

7th June 2012

Author

Christopher Brookmyre

More books by Christopher Brookmyre
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.brookmyre.co.uk/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
All Shortlists and Winners
Books for the Boys
Books of the Month
Thriller / Suspense
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780349123356

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

I read new, exciting writers and established authors before publication and there is a great website full of brilliant books and opinions.

Lynda

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools