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.
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.
'Prodigiously funny and inventive, here he takes crime fans exactly where they want to go' Daily Telegraph
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||7th June 2012|
|Publisher:||Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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 GillespieMore About Christopher Brookmyre