Booklist. The pigeon is her former client, a harmless Robin Hood burglar now accused of breaking parole most spectacularly. Just when left-leaning journalist Jack Parlabane trades in his muckraking career for domestic quietude, the muck comes calling. Brookmyre . . . Twists his plotlines, throws out terrific one-liners, piles up corpses and contrives narrow escapes with the impeccable timing of a Swiss watchmaker.
Country of the Blind The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 2 #ad - An arrest has been made, the media is pouncing, and Parlabane smells a fix. The murder of a controversial scottish media mogul ignites “a high-octane political thriller doused in stinging satire” The Sunday Times. It’s a high-level conspiracy. Conservative tabloid tycoon Roland Voss, his wife, and their two ineffectual bodyguards have been found murdered at Voss’s country estate.
Quite Ugly One MorningGrove Press #ad - The award-winning first parlabane thriller mixes paranoia and politics for “a lean, nasty, fun little page-turner” about a powerful Scottish scion’s murder The New York Times. Ponsonby had plenty of secrets, but the motivations for her ex-husband’s murder cut even deeper than they can imagine. Are parlabane and slaughter a match for the skullduggery? it depends on how much more of the black morals and full-color bloodshed of the Edinburgh medical society they can stomach in this “thrillingly unpleasant” winner of the First Blood Award for Best First Crime Novel of the Year Esquire.
Quite Ugly One Morning #ad - As jet-lagged, and nauseated as he may be, hungover, Parlabane knows this was no break-in gone wrong. Sarah slaughter, is beginning to believe it, anaesthetist and ex-wife of the victim, too. Dr. Investigative journalist Jack Parlabane has visited plenty of crime scenes, but whoever carved up Dr. Jeremy ponsonby wanted to send a particularly revolting message.
Dead Girl Walking The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 6Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Meanwhile, scottish journalist jack Parlabane just watched his career and marriage vanish, along with his reputation, after landing himself on the wrong end of a scandal. Right up until she vanished. But as he pursues the superstar’s reckless past—from Milan to the Scottish islands—Parlabane is forced to confront his own dark history.
Dead Girl Walking The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 6 #ad - Christopher brookmyre’s prize-winning series continues with a “country-hopping plot that looks back to Graham Greene and John Buchan, but . . . Fantastic thriller fare” Booklist. It’s bang up-to-date” The Sunday Times. As parlabane enters the backstage world of Heike’s band, he discovers each member has plenty to hide.
But when he gets a call for help from Heike’s manager, Parlabane sees a shot at redemption. Fascinating . . . Darkly humorous yet disturbing. Publishers weekly “Good right to the final page. The globe and Mail Toronto.
Black Widow The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 7Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Winner of the 2017 theakson old peculier crime novel of the year award and the 2016 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year “Brookmyre excels at melding the true chills of a psychological thriller with rollicking—if dark—humor. Within six more, peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairy-tale romance.
Within six months, they are married. But peter’s sister doesn’t believe in fairy tales, and tasks rogue reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling the Black Widow. A witty and wild page-turner, Black Widow shines in showcasing this winning combination.
Black Widow The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 7 #ad - The boston globe “exceptionally good—a knotty mystery that’s . . . Still on the mend from a turbulent divorce, Jack’s investigation into matters of the heart takes him to hidden places no one should ever have to go. Then diana meets Peter. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing.
Diana jager is clever, and successful, strong, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism in medicine. He is kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past—the second chance she’s been waiting for.
One Fine Day in the Middle of the NightGrove Press #ad - And what better way to test out his venture than to host a fifteen-year high school reunion, the biggest social event of his life? Believe it or not, the plan goes all wrong. It’ll be a haven for tourists who want a vacation without the hassle of actually going anywhere. Not only does no one remember gavin, but his wife has discovered his philandering ways and plans to ditch him with a very public announcement in front of his assembled guests.
Gavin hutchison has a plan to create a unique “floating holiday experience” on a converted North Sea oil rig. Pulp fiction meets and then there were None” in this comic mystery set during a high school reunion off the coast of Scotland Booklist. Champagne bottles morph into defensive weapons” in prize-winning author Christopher Brookmyre’s comedy of betrayal, blackmail, revenge, and survival Hartford Courant.
One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night #ad - Furiously paced and wonderfully absurd, with more one-liners than a Colombian coke dealer. Maxim “Broad humor . . . That includes the uninvited ones, like a band of party-crashing mercenaries who are about to bring out the very worst in these very old friends. And breakneck plotting. The new york Times Book Review.
Where the Bodies Are Buried The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 1Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - When their investigations become intertwined, “Glasgow’s mean streets come alive . . . Finely controlled yet exuberant mayhem. The christian Science Monitor. With a career in nosedive, she’s learning the ropes at her uncle Jim’s PI business. It’s no wonder that Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod has plenty of early leads.
Where the Bodies Are Buried The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 1 #ad - Following the trail quickly leads Sharp into the crosshairs of an unknown assailant—and headed down the same road as McLeod. Leavened with Elmore Leonard-like flourishes . . . Sleeping with a major drug trafficker’s girlfriend can bring around plenty of enemies. When a neighborhood heroin dealer turns up dead one fine morning in Scotland, no one is too surprised.
For fans of lynda la plante’s Prime Suspect series and HBO’s The Wire. Library journal “Tough Scottish humor . . . To find him she’ll have to solve his most recent case—and do it solo. But when jim goes missing, Sharp is thrown into the deep end.
The Last Hack The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 8Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison, she is forced to watch her dreams of university evaporate. Sam morpeth has had to grow up way too fast. The scottish crime master dishes out “equal parts adrenaline and empathy” in a thriller featuring a woman hacker and online intrigue Diana Gabaldon.
Thrown together by a common enemy, sam and Jack are about to discover they have more in common than they realize—and might be each other’s only hope. But sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything.
The Last Hack The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 8 #ad - The computer is the scariest tool since the invention of the buzzsaw. Thomas perry, new york times–bestselling author of The Bomb Maker “Works exceptionally well as cybercrime fiction, but it’s the human element that makes it tick. Kirkus Reviews. Published in the uk as Want You Gone “Pure literary dynamite.
Lorenzo carcaterra, gripping moral complexity, with superb characterization, New York Times–bestselling author of Sleepers “Tremendous fun, and no shortage of clever villainy. Chris pavone, new york times–bestselling author of The Paris Diversion “A revelation . .
When the Devil Drives The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 2Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Detective superintendent Catherine McLeod is taking an interest in drama as well. And they’re leading both detectives to a mysterious Highlands estate where a conspiracy of drugs, sex, and satanic rituals is about to reach a shocking climax. As sharp and mcleod’s paths cross, so do the secrets of the missing girl and the hot-shot victim.
But when a woman hires jasmine to find her missing sister, the case draws her back into the world of professional theater—and the warnings to mind her own business are coming on cue. A true pleasure for all detective fiction fans—think Ian Rankin by way of Agatha Christie. Michael koryta, new york times–bestselling author of The Prophet “Brookmyre’s work shimmers with a sense of unfettered fun .
When the Devil Drives The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 2 #ad - . . I’m already looking forward to the next Sharp-McLeod outing. The independent. She’s just been called to the highlands where a prominent figure in the Scottish arts community has just been issued the worst review of his life: taken out by a sniper at an outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
For actress-turned-private investigator Jasmine Sharp, finding long-lost relatives for clients is a standard routine. From “one of the funniest, savviest crime writers around” comes a midsummer night’s murder mystery that sets its scene in Scotland The Independent.
Bred in the Bone The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 3Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - And the strange bond fallan had with her mother is something no one in Sharp’s family ever dares to discuss. Private investigator Jasmine Sharp has a stake in Fallan’s future, too. A polished stylist who spikes his smooth wordsmithery with a quirky Scottish brogue. Marilyn stasio, thenew york times “Should cement Brookmyre’s reputation as one of today’s top Scottish crime writers.
Publishers Weekly, starred review. Gangland violence explodes off the page” as two female detectives cross paths in Scotland’s criminal underworld Publishers Weekly, starred review. Glasgow detective superintendent Catherine McLeod has one gangster in the mortuary and another, Glen Fallan, behind bars for allegedly taking him out.
Bred in the Bone The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 3 #ad - And fallan might not even be guilty. As mcleod battles her demons and sharp chases her ghosts, these two very different detectives will ultimately confront the secrets that have entangled both of their fates—by descending into the Glasgow underworld where vengeance spans generations and everyone has a score to settle.
The gangland enforcer once moved in the same dangerous shadows that her mysterious father lived and died in. But fighting for conviction isn’t going to be easy. This case may be more personal for McLeod than she’s letting on.