Brookmyre, Chris Places in the Darkness

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Places in the Darkness

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Million-copy-selling Chris Brookmyre takes his fiction further than ever before in this wildly inventive and sharply-plotted novel set in the unforgiving emptiness of space. **LONGLISTED FOR THE MCILVANNEY PRIZE FOR CRIME WRITING 2018** "This is as close to a city without crime as mankind has ever seen." Ciudad de Cielo is the 'city in the sky', a space station where hundreds of scientists and engineers work in earth's orbit, building the colony ship that will one day take humanity to the stars. When a mutilated body is found on the CdC, the eyes of the world are watching. Top-of the-class investigator, Alice Blake, is sent from Earth to team up with CdC's Freeman - a jaded cop with more reason than most to distrust such planetside interference. As the death toll climbs and factions aboard the station become more and more fractious, Freeman and Blake will discover clues to a conspiracy that threatens not only their own lives, but the future of humanity itself. Praise for this author: 'FASCINATING, FAST-PACED BUT THOUGHTFUL' Iain M. Banks 'INGENIOUS' SFX 'ENTERTAINING AND INTELLIGENT' Patrick Ness 'RAZOR SHARP' The Big Issue 'BRILLIANT' Charles Stross 'TERRIFYINGLY ADDICTIVE' Guardian 'GRIPPING' Scotsman 'GUARANTEEED TO KEEP YOU GUESSING' Ian Rankin

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Million-copy-selling Chris Brookmyre takes his fiction further than ever before in this wildly inventive and sharply-plotted novel set in the unforgiving emptiness of space."This is as close to a city without crime as mankind has ever seen."Ciudad de Cielo is the 'city in the sky', a space station where hundreds of scientists and engineers work in earth's orbit, building the colony ship that will one day take humanity to the stars. When a mutilated body is found on the CdC, the eyes of the world are watching. Top-of the-class investigator, Alice Blake, is sent from Earth to team up with CdC's Freeman - a jaded cop with more reason than most to distrust such planetside interference., As the death toll climbs and factions aboard the station become more and more fractious, Freeman and Blake will discover clues to a conspiracy that threatens not only their own lives, but the future of humanity itself. Praise for this author: 'FASCINATING, FAST-PACED BUT THOUGHTFUL' Iain M. Banks 'INGENIOUS' SFX 'ENTERTAINING AND INTELLIGENT' Patrick Ness 'RAZOR SHARP' The Big Issue 'BRILLIANT' Charles Stross 'TERRIFYINGLY ADDICTIVE' Guardian 'GRIPPING' Scotsman 'GUARANTEEED TO KEEP YOU GUESSING' Ian Rankin

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Ingenious -- SFX on BEDLAM Brilliant -- Charles Stross on BEDLAM A fascinating, fast-paced but thoughtful blend of science fiction and techno-thriller -- Iain M. Banks on BEDLAM Places in the Darkness is another corker of a murder mystery, [Brookmyre's] new setting - with which he's clearly having a whale of a time - giving him the opportunity to wow us with an even twistier twist than usual * Guardian * As smart as it is gripping, this is a terrifically engaging story from start to nerve-shredding finish * Big Issue * An ingenious crime story * Scotsman * Excellent hardboiled noir . . . absolutely gripping * SciFiNow *

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