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Christopher Brookmyre

Forfatter af Quite Ugly One Morning

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Værker af Christopher Brookmyre

Quite Ugly One Morning (1996) 1,046 eksemplarer
A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away (2001) 748 eksemplarer
The Sacred Art of Stealing (2002) 694 eksemplarer
Boiling a Frog (2000) 657 eksemplarer
De blindes land (1997) 615 eksemplarer
Not the End of the World (1998) 593 eksemplarer
Be My Enemy (2004) 538 eksemplarer
Pandaemonium (2009) 366 eksemplarer
A Snowball in Hell (2008) 349 eksemplarer
Where the Bodies Are Buried (2011) 330 eksemplarer
Black Widow (2016) 231 eksemplarer
When the Devil Drives (2012) 214 eksemplarer
Bedlam (2013) 169 eksemplarer
Places in the Darkness (2017) 162 eksemplarer
Dead Girl Walking (2015) 155 eksemplarer
Flesh Wounds (2013) 151 eksemplarer
Want You Gone (2017) 149 eksemplarer
Fallen Angel (2019) 108 eksemplarer
The Cut (2021) 77 eksemplarer
The Cliff House (2022) 67 eksemplarer
Jaggy Splinters (2012) 27 eksemplarer
Real Life (2005) 7 eksemplarer
Siege Mentality (2017) 3 eksemplarer
Bampot Central 1 eksemplar
Out of the Flesh 1 eksemplar
The Cracked Mirror 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Bloody Scotland (2018) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Comic Crime (2002) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
Crimespotting (1656) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8 (2011) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer

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Andre navne
Parry, Ambrose (pseudonym when writing with wife Dr. Marisa Haetzman)
Fødselsdato
1968-09-06
Køn
male
Nationalitet
UK
Fødested
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Bopæl
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Uddannelse
University of Glasgow (MA|1989|D.Litt(Hon)|2013)
St. Mark's Primary School
St. Luke's High School
Erhverv
novelist
journalist
Relationer
Haetzman, Marisa (wife and co-author)
Organisationer
Humanist Society of Scotland (President : 2008-2015)
Agent
Kim Witherspoon (InkWell Management)
Kort biografi
Christopher Brookmyre writes both science fiction and mystery. In the latter category, he is considered to be a Tartan Noir writer, and whose novels, generally in a crime or police procedural frame, mix comedy, politics, social comment and action with a strong narrative. His science fiction novel, Bedlam, was turned into a video game, which he also wrote.

He and his wife, anaesthetist Dr. Marisa Haetzman,
have also written three novels under the pseudonym Ambrose Parry. [from Bloody Scotland (2018), and Wikipedia (retrieved 8/27/2021)]

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Well-written thriller, but deeply part of the current fashion for plots too complex for words. Do I care about any of these characters? Decidedly not.
 
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fmclellan | 17 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
 
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postsign | 12 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
Way too many red herrings! The ending though was good.

Thank you to GoodReads for my review.
 
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juju2cat | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 17, 2023 |
This novel introduced Jack Parlabane, who joined the ranks of Tartan Noir with quite a bang. On the run from a hit man in Los Angeles, where he had been working as an investigative journalist looking into financial crime, Parlabane returns to his native Scotland, and takes refuge in an Edinburgh apartment loaned to him by a friend. His timing is not great as while he is struggling to recover from the combined onslaught of a monster hangover and major jetlag, someone is murdered in the flat below. Still disoriented, Parlabane wanders out to see if he can borrow aspirin or something similar (and preferably much stronger) from a neighbour, and inadvertently locks himself out. Seeing that the door of one of the other flats is open, he wanders in, and finds himself in a particularly messy crime scene, with the resident murdered and the flat in mayhem. Just as he is attempting to climb through the widow back to his own flat, he is apprehended by the police, and taken in for questioning.

After such a spectacular and gripping start, the novel goes from strength to strength. I have always had a strong liking for any books set in Edinburgh, and this is a worthy addition to that already large genre. The plot is too convoluted for me to attempt a worthwhile synopsis, but it gripped me from the beginning, and never let go.

There is a strong element of the grotesque throughout the novel, although this does not detract from a very sound story.
… (mere)
 
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Eyejaybee | 38 andre anmeldelser | Aug 29, 2023 |

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Værker
31
Also by
5
Medlemmer
9,787
Popularitet
#2,440
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
311
ISBN
340
Sprog
6
Udvalgt
67

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