The novel which launched Christopher Brookmyre on an unsuspecting but overwhelmingy appreciative audience. 'The dialogue is a joy throughout and the plot crackles along with confident gusto and intelligence...an assured debut by a talented writer' THE TIMES
The first book in the Jack Parlabane series, from author Christopher Brookmyre.
Yeah, yeah, the usual. A crime. A corpse. A killer. Heard it. Except this stiff happens to be a Ponsonby, scion of a venerable Edinburgh medical clan, and the manner of his death speaks of unspeakable things. Why is the body displayed like a slice of beef? How come his hands are digitally challenged? And if it's not the corpse, what is that awful smell?
A post-Thatcherite nightmare of frightening plausibility, QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING is a wickedly entertaining and vivacious thriller, full of acerbic wit, cracking dialogue and villains both reputed and shell-suited.
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A lean, nasty, fun little page-turner that unfolds in a world where such abilities can come in handy * New York Times * A sharp, funny novel, with strong characters and some smart dialogue * TLS * A great title and a thrillingly unpleasant murder mystery * Esquire * A wicked satire...excellent plotting and a goodly amount of acidic one-liners * Scotsman * Christopher Brookmyre's wild and wildly funny debut crime novel * Publishers Weekly * Thrillingly unpleasant * ESQUIRE * A sharp, funny novel, with strong characters and some smart dialogue * TLS * A wicked satire...excellent plotting and a goodly amount of acidic one-liners * THE SCOTSMAN * a great title and a thrillingly unpleasant murder mytery. * ESQUIRE *
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.
Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre
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