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Quite Ugly One Morning

Christopher Brookmyre

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Fiction, Thriller / suspense

Best first novel of the year

Yeah, yeah, the usual. A crime. A corpse. A killer. Heard it. Except this stiff happens to be a Ponsonby, scion of a venerable Edinburgh medical clan, and the manner of his death speaks of unspeakable things. Why is the body displayed like a slice of beef How come his hands are digitally challenged And if it's not the corpse, what is that awful smell A post-Thatcherite nightmare of frightening plausibility, QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING is a wickedly entertaining and vivacious thriller, full of acerbic wit, cracking dialogue and villains both reputed and shell-suited. 'Very violent, very funny. A comedy with political edge, which you take gleefully in one gulp' LITERARY REVIEW 'The dialogue is a joy throughout and the plot crackles along with confident gusto and intelligence...an assured debut by a talented writer' THE TIMES

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Praise for Quite Ugly One Morning

  • 'Thrillingly unpleasant' ESQUIRE 'A sharp, funny novel, with strong characters and some smart dialogue' TLS 'A wicked satire...excellent plotting and a goodly amount of acidic one-liners' THE SCOTSMAN 'a great title and a thrillingly unpleasant murder mytery.' ESQUIRE 'enjoy it and have a good rant, because it's only fiction, isn't it' NURSING TIMES 'Very violent, very funny. A comedy with political edge, which you take gleefully in one gulp' LITERARY REVIEW 'The dialogue is a joy throughout and the plot crackles along with confident gusto and intelligence...an assured debut by a talented writer' THE TIMES

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Christopher 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.