Private investigator Jasmine Sharp has a stake in Fallan’s future, too. And fallan might not even be guilty. A polished stylist who spikes his smooth wordsmithery with a quirky Scottish brogue. Marilyn stasio, thenew york times “Should cement Brookmyre’s reputation as one of today’s top Scottish crime writers.
Bred in the Bone The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 3 #ad - Publishers Weekly, starred review. This case may be more personal for McLeod than she’s letting on. But fighting for conviction isn’t going to be easy. Gangland violence explodes off the page” as two female detectives cross paths in Scotland’s criminal underworld Publishers Weekly, starred review. The gangland enforcer once moved in the same dangerous shadows that her mysterious father lived and died in.
And the strange bond fallan had with her mother is something no one in Sharp’s family ever dares to discuss.
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And they’re leading both detectives to a mysterious Highlands estate where a conspiracy of drugs, sex, and satanic rituals is about to reach a shocking climax. She’s just been called to the highlands where a prominent figure in the Scottish arts community has just been issued the worst review of his life: taken out by a sniper at an outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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Michael koryta, new york times–bestselling author of The Prophet “Brookmyre’s work shimmers with a sense of unfettered fun . . . I’m already looking forward to the next Sharp-McLeod outing.
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In one of the best novels of the year” John Lutz, New York Times–bestselling and Edgar award–winning author. To find him she’ll have to solve his most recent case—and do it solo. When a neighborhood heroin dealer turns up dead one fine morning in Scotland, no one is too surprised. If only out-of-work actress Jasmine Sharp could get a lead.
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The christian Science Monitor. With a career in nosedive, she’s learning the ropes at her uncle Jim’s PI business.
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. . Paranoia, guilt, jealousy, and obsession are getting the best of them. Right up until she vanished. Meanwhile, along with his reputation, Scottish journalist Jack Parlabane just watched his career and marriage vanish, after landing himself on the wrong end of a scandal. Fascinating . . . Darkly humorous yet disturbing.
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. . Left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison, she is forced to watch her dreams of university evaporate. Meanwhile, reporter jack parlabane seems to have finally gotten his career back on track with a job at a flashy online news start-up, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile source on the wrong side of the law.
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Sam morpeth has had to grow up way too fast. The computer is the scariest tool since the invention of the buzzsaw. Thomas perry, new york times–bestselling author of The Bomb Maker “Works exceptionally well as cybercrime fiction, but it’s the human element that makes it tick. Kirkus Reviews.
Country of the Blind The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 2Grove Press #ad - Conservative tabloid tycoon Roland Voss, his wife, and their two ineffectual bodyguards have been found murdered at Voss’s country estate. If there’s a code for fulfilling the requirements of a witty crime caper, surely he’s cracked it. The new york times “A biting, violent, fiendishly funny story.
. . For all lovers of hip, intelligent, action-packed crime thrillers. Booklist. It’s a high-level conspiracy. The pigeon is her former client, a harmless Robin Hood burglar now accused of breaking parole most spectacularly. An arrest has been made, the media is pouncing, and Parlabane smells a fix. Just when left-leaning journalist Jack Parlabane trades in his muckraking career for domestic quietude, the muck comes calling.
Country of the Blind The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 2 #ad - So does public defender Nicole Carrow. Brookmyre . . . Twists his plotlines, throws out terrific one-liners, piles up corpses and contrives narrow escapes with the impeccable timing of a Swiss watchmaker. Jack parlabane, the hero of christopher Brookmyre’s acclaimed series returns—along with the author’s trademark “sassy, nasty fast style of .
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Within six months, they are married. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing. Then diana meets Peter. A witty and wild page-turner, Black Widow shines in showcasing this winning combination. The boston globe “exceptionally good—a knotty mystery that’s .
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It’ll be a haven for tourists who want a vacation without the hassle of actually going anywhere. And what better way to test out his venture than to host a fifteen-year high school reunion, the biggest social event of his life? Believe it or not, the plan goes all wrong. Gavin hutchison has a plan to create a unique “floating holiday experience” on a converted North Sea oil rig.
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Furiously paced and wonderfully absurd, with more one-liners than a Colombian coke dealer. Maxim “Broad humor . . . And breakneck plotting.
Quite Ugly One MorningGrove Press #ad - Investigative journalist Jack Parlabane has visited plenty of crime scenes, but whoever carved up Dr. Are parlabane and slaughter a match for the skullduggery? it depends on how much more of the black morals and full-color bloodshed of the Edinburgh medical society they can stomach in this “thrillingly unpleasant” winner of the First Blood Award for Best First Crime Novel of the Year Esquire.
Jeremy ponsonby wanted to send a particularly revolting message. Dr. The award-winning first parlabane thriller mixes paranoia and politics for “a lean, nasty, fun little page-turner” about a powerful Scottish scion’s murder The New York Times. Ponsonby had plenty of secrets, but the motivations for her ex-husband’s murder cut even deeper than they can imagine.
Quite Ugly One Morning #ad - Sarah slaughter, is beginning to believe it, anaesthetist and ex-wife of the victim, too. As jet-lagged, hungover, and nauseated as he may be, Parlabane knows this was no break-in gone wrong.
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Now available for the first time in the US, espionage, this prize-winning Brookmyre classic hits all the usual crime fiction marks: intrigue, violence, vacuuming. Bett believes the key to ross’s whereabouts is his mother, and in one respect he is right, but even he is taken aback by the verve underlying her determination to secure her son’s safety.
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The teenage dreams of fast cars, high-tech firepower and extreme action had always promised to be fun and games, but in real life it’s likely someone is going to lose an eye.
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After a family tragedy, lapd cop larry freeman gets back to work with what he thinks is a simple assignment: Keep a rabid group of right-wing evangelical protestors as far as possible from a celluloid celebration of ex—and very X—adult film actors. But when a vessel is discovered off the West Coast with its crew vanished, Freeman finds himself caught in a far more twisted and dangerous game than he imagined.
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