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Siege Mentality

Chris Brookmyre

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Thriller / suspense

Dark deeds make for delightful reading in this short story from the multi-award-winning author of Black Widow, Want You Gone and Where the Bodies Are Buried.

Dark deeds make for devilish reading in this short story from the multi-award-winning crime author of Black Widow, Want You Gone and Where the Bodies Are Buried.

***Please note that this story was originally published as The Last Siege of Bothwell Castle in the Bloody Scotland anthology***

A hostage crisis is developing at a castle on the outskirts of Glasgow, during what is supposed to be Superintendent Catherine McLeod's bank holiday relaxation time.

Those trapped inside the castle are used to dealing with the volatile mix of light-fingered teens and obnoxious tourists; less so a truckload of explosives and a hidden agenda. For Catherine and her team, it's a recipe for a potentially deadly day off.

Tense, twisted and laugh-out-loud funny, Siege Mentality is a day-trip you won't forget. For more from Catherine McLeod, read the Jasmine Sharp trilogy, beginning with Where the Bodies are Buried, a sample from which is included with this short story.

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Praise for Siege Mentality

  • Extremely sophisticated crime. - Sunday Times (on Black Widow)

  • A celtic Gone Girl... guaranteed to keep you guessing. - Ian Rankin on Black Widow

  • Chris Brookmyre has scaled new heights of invention. - TLS (on Want You Gone)

  • A sharp and funny writer. - Carl Hiaasen

  • Exceptionally good. - Guardian (on Black Widow)

  • Prodigiously funny and inventive, here he takes crime fans exactly where they want to go - Daily Telegraph (on Where the Bodies Are Buried)

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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 writers. His 2016 novel Black Widow won both the McIlvanney Prize and the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award. Brookmyre's novels have sold more than two million copies in the UK alone.

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