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Places in the Darkness

Chris Brookmyre

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Science fiction

Multi-award winning crime author Christopher Brookmyre takes readers into the depths of space when a body is discovered aboard humanity's first colony ship

"This is as close to a city without crime as mankind has ever seen."

There has never been a homicide on Ciudad de Cielo. It's the 'city in the sky', where hundreds of scientists and engineers live and work in earth's orbit, building the colony ship that will one day take humanity to the stars.

When the mutilated body of a common criminal is found on CdC the eyes of the world are watching - multiple governments and corporations have a stake in catching humanity's first spacebound killer. Top-of the-class Detective Blake is sent to team up with CdC's Freeman - a jaded cop with no interest in working with a rookie from Earth. But the mismatched duo must learn to cooperate quickly, before they become the killer's next victims...

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Praise for Places in the Darkness

  • A fascinating, fast-paced but thoughtful blend of science fiction and techno-thriller - Iain M. Banks on BEDLAM

  • Brilliant - Charles Stross on BEDLAM

  • Like the best Science Fiction books, Bedlam utilises an alternative reality to pose deep philosophical questions about the human condition. Like the best Christopher Brookmyre books it also has funny jokes, characters you can empathise with and devastatingly employed swear words . . .

  • Ingenious - SFX on BEDLAM

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Chris Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full-time novelist with the publication of his award-winning debut Quite Ugly One Morning, which established him as one of Britain's leading crime authors. His Jack Parlabane novels have sold more than one million copies in the UK alone, and Black Widow won both the McIlvanney Prize and the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award.