Quite Ugly One Morning
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.
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 *
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