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Since his award-winning debut novel Quite Ugly One Morning, Christopher Brookmyre has established himself as one of Britain's leading crime novelists. He has worked as a journalist for several British newspapers and is the author of twelve novels, including One Fine Day in The Middle of the Night, Quite Ugly One Morning, and Not The End of The World.

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"Glasgow's mean streets come alive, and author Brookmyre puts his readers in the shoes of the people who walk them. Surely Where the Bodies are Buried is one of the best novels of the year."--John Lutz, New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning author "Sharp, crafty, hard-edged and full of heart--Where the Bodies Are Buried is a gripping read."--Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of China Lake and Ransom River "[An] offbeat tale of ruthless mobsters in Glasgow. . . . A brainy, barbed noir, this book takes its time setting the scene and establishing its characters. Most of its violence occurs off the page. But with its contrasting characters (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] smartly written mainstream detective story . . . Brookymre deftly twists one case around the other."--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review "[Brookmyre] is a Scottish writer popular in the United Kingdom but not so much in the United States--an unfortunate reality that this funny, tragic and satisfying novel should help to alter. . . . Brookmyre's style is slangy and assured but never aloof."--Chicago Tribune "Tough Scottish humor . . . leavened with Elmore Leonard-like flourishes.. . . finely controlled yet exuberant mayhem."--The Christian Science Monitor "Brookmre is off in a new direction in this straight-ahead crime thriller . . . [For] fans of Lynda La Plante's "Prime Suspect" series and HBO's The Wire."--Library Journal "Brookmyre introduces Det. Insp. Catherine McLeod and PI Jasmine Sharp in her solid first entry in a new Glasgow crime series. . . . Corruption, betrayal, and gallows humor fuel the noir plot, while family problems lend emotional depth."--Publishers Weekly "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 "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) "A strident blast of the trumpet to wake up crime fiction readers everywhere."--Val McDermid "Premier-league crime writing."--Mark Billingham "[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 "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 "A pacy, witty thriller that marks a new chapter for [Brookmyre]."--The Scotsman Glasgow s mean streets come alive, and author Brookmyre puts his readers in the shoes of the people who walk them. Surely Where the Bodies are Buried is one of the best novels of the year. John Lutz, "New York Times" bestselling and Edgar award-winning author "Sharp, crafty, hard-edged and full of heart"Where the Bodies Are Buried" is a gripping read."Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of "China Lake" and "Ransom River" [An] offbeat tale of ruthless mobsters in Glasgow. . . . A brainy, barbed noir, this book takes its time setting the scene and establishing its characters. Most of its violence occurs off the page. But with its contrasting characters (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] smartly written mainstream detective story . . . Brookymre deftly twists one case around the other. Marilyn Stasio, "New York Times Book Review" [Brookmyre] is a Scottish writer popular in the United Kingdom but not so much in the United Statesan unfortunate reality that this funny, tragic and satisfying novel should help to alter. . . . Brookmyre's style is slangy and assured but never aloof. "Chicago Tribune" Tough Scottish humor . . . leavened with Elmore Leonard-like flourishes.. . . finely controlled yet exuberant mayhem. "The Christian Science Monitor" Brookmre is off in a new direction in this straight-ahead crime thriller . . . [For] fans of Lynda La Plante s Prime Suspect series and HBO s The Wire. "Library Journal" Brookmyre introduces Det. Insp. Catherine McLeod and PI Jasmine Sharp in her solid first entry in a new Glasgow crime series. . . . Corruption, betrayal, and gallows humor fuel the noir plot, while family problems lend emotional depth. "Publishers Weekly" 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" 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) A strident blast of the trumpet to wake up crime fiction readers everywhere. Val McDermid Premier-league crime writing. Mark Billingham [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" 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 A pacy, witty thriller that marks a new chapter for [Brookmyre]. The Scotsman" "Glasgow's mean streets come alive, and author Brookmyre puts his readers in the shoes of the people who walk them. Surely Where the Bodies are Buried is one of the best novels of the year."--John Lutz, "New York Times" bestselling and Edgar award-winning author "Sharp, crafty, hard-edged and full of heart--"Where the Bodies Are Buried" is a gripping read."--Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of "China Lake" and "Ransom River" "[An] offbeat tale of ruthless mobsters in Glasgow. . . . A brainy, barbed noir, this book takes its time setting the scene and establishing its characters. Most of its violence occurs off the page. But with its contrasting characters (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] smartly written mainstream detective story . . . Brookymre deftly twists one case around the other."--Marilyn Stasio, "New York Times Book Review" "[Brookmyre] is a Scottish writer popular in the United Kingdom but not so much in the United States--an unfortunate reality that this funny, tragic and satisfying novel should help to alter. . . . Brookmyre's style is slangy and assured but never aloof."--"Chicago Tribune" "Tough Scottish humor . . . leavened with Elmore Leonard-like flourishes.. . . finely controlled yet exuberant mayhem."--"The Christian Science Monitor" "Brookmre is off in a new direction in this straight-ahead crime thriller . . . [For] fans of Lynda La Plante's "Prime Suspect" series and HBO's The Wire."--"Library Journal" "Brookmyre introduces Det. Insp. Catherine McLeod and PI Jasmine Sharp in her solid first entry in a new Glasgow crime s

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