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Christopher Brookmyre

Autor(a) de Quite Ugly One Morning

31+ Works 9,818 Membros 311 Críticas 67 Favorited

About the Author

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Séries

Obras por Christopher Brookmyre

Quite Ugly One Morning (1996) 1,047 exemplares
A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away (2001) 750 exemplares
The Sacred Art of Stealing (2002) 695 exemplares
Boiling a Frog (2000) 658 exemplares
Country of the Blind (1997) 617 exemplares
Not the End of the World (1998) 595 exemplares
Be My Enemy (2004) 540 exemplares
Pandaemonium (2009) 368 exemplares
A Snowball in Hell (2008) 351 exemplares
Where the Bodies Are Buried (2011) 332 exemplares
Black Widow (2016) 234 exemplares
When the Devil Drives (2012) 214 exemplares
Bedlam (2013) 170 exemplares
Places in the Darkness (2017) 165 exemplares
Dead Girl Walking (2015) 156 exemplares
Flesh Wounds (2013) 152 exemplares
Want You Gone (2017) 149 exemplares
Fallen Angel (2019) 108 exemplares
The Cut (2021) 77 exemplares
The Cliff House (2022) 68 exemplares
Jaggy Splinters (2012) 27 exemplares
Real Life (2005) 7 exemplares
Siege Mentality (2017) 3 exemplares
Bampot Central 1 exemplar
Out of the Flesh 1 exemplar
The Cracked Mirror 1 exemplar

Associated Works

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

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Parry, Ambrose (pseudonym when writing with wife Dr. Marisa Haetzman)
Data de nascimento
1968-09-06
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Locais de residência
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Educação
University of Glasgow (MA|1989|D.Litt(Hon)|2013)
St. Mark's Primary School
St. Luke's High School
Ocupações
novelist
journalist
Relações
Haetzman, Marisa (wife and co-author)
Organizações
Humanist Society of Scotland (President : 2008-2015)
Agente
Kim Witherspoon (InkWell Management)

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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)]

Membros

Críticas

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 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
 
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postsign | 12 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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.
… (mais)
 
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Eyejaybee | 38 outras críticas | Aug 29, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
31
Also by
5
Membros
9,818
Popularidade
#2,432
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
311
ISBN
340
Línguas
6
Marcado como favorito
67

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