Where the Bodies Are Buried

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Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod's investigation into the murder of a small-time heroin dealer is challenged by numerous suspects and an unexpected tie to the disappearance of fledgling private investigator Jasmine Sharpe's mentor uncle. By the author of Quite Ugly One Morning.

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Longlisted for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (2012) [An] offbeat tale of ruthless mobsters in Glasgow. . . . A Scottish crime novelist best known for his satirical gore fests . . . Brookmyre here begins a new, straighter-faces procedural cop series. A brainy, barbed noir. . . . with its contrasting protagonists (it s easy to envision a series built around the endearing Jasmine), local color and language and skillfully orchestrated sense of bad things to come, the novel maintains a solid grip on the reader. Brookmyre isn t as well-known in the States as fellow Scottish mystery writers Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Denise Mina, but this first-rate effort may change that. "Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) "A strident blast of the trumpet to wake up crime fiction readers everywhere." Val McDermid "Premier-league crime writing." Mark Billingham Brookmyre, well known in Great Britain for mixing black comedy into his thrillers, has veered toward a semiconventional procedural here, but he spikes his tale with internal police intrigues, bent coppers, and assorted ne er-do-wells. . . . Well sketched, and almost every character is supplied some cynical, funny dialogue. . . . It s Brookmyre s sense of the city and its no-nuance criminals that makes this one a winner. "Booklist" Solid . . . Corruption, betrayal, and gallows humor fuel the noir plot, while family problems lend emotional depth. "Publishers Weekly" ""Where the Bodies Are Buried" is mainstream Glasgow noir, and it proves [Brookmyre] to be just as excellent at the gritty, serious end of the genre as he was dispensing manic humor." "The Times" (London) "[Brookmyre's] writing is as sharply observed and mordantly funny as ever. . . . there are plenty of back-doubles and plot twists in this fast-paced read." "The Guardian" "A pacy, witty thriller that marks a new chapter for [Brookmyre]." "The Scotsman" Brookmyre is one of those fascinating individuals who sees and knows exactly what nicely toned written text looks like, jovially chooses to ignore it, and lowers the bar to a level of utterly brutal and fantastic indecency that is an absolute pleasure to read. Edinburgh STV" --Longlisted for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (2012) "[An] offbeat tale of ruthless mobsters in Glasgow. . . . A Scottish crime novelist best known for his satirical gore fests . . . Brookmyre here begins a new, straighter-faces procedural cop series. A brainy, barbed noir. . . . with its contrasting protagonists (it's easy to envision a series built around the endearing Jasmine), local color and language and skillfully orchestrated sense of bad things to come, the novel maintains a solid grip on the reader. Brookmyre isn't as well-known in the States as fellow Scottish mystery writers Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Denise Mina, but this first-rate effort may change that."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) "A strident blast of the trumpet to wake up crime fiction readers everywhere."--Val McDermid "Premier-league crime writing."--Mark Billingham "Brookmyre, well known in Great Britain for mixing black comedy into his thrillers, has veered toward a semiconventional procedural here, but he spikes his tale with internal police intrigues, bent coppers, and assorted ne'er-do-wells. . . . Well sketched, and almost every character is supplied some cynical, funny dialogue. . . . It's Brookmyre's sense of the city and its no-nuance criminals that makes this one a winner."--"Booklist" "Solid . . . Corruption, betrayal, and gallows humor fuel the noir plot, while family problems lend emotional depth."--"Publishers Weekly" ""Where the Bodies Are Buried" is mainstream Glasgow noir, and it proves [Brookmyre] to be just as excellent at the gritty, serious end of the genre as he was dispensing manic humor."--"The Times" (London) "[Brookmyre's] writing is as sharply observed and mordantly funny as ever. . . . there are plenty of back-doubles and plot twists in this fast-paced read."--"The Guardian" "A pacy, witty thriller that marks a new chapter for [Brookmyre]."--"The Scotsman" "Brookmyre is one o

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* The brililant new novel from the bestselling author Chris Brookmyre - and a change of direction

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