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Quite Ugly One Morning

Christopher Brookmyre

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Jack Parlabane, 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 QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes.

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