Quite Ugly One Morning (Jack Parlabane #1)

Author(s): Christopher Brookmyre

Fiction - Thriller

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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The author won the First Blood Critics Choice for the Best Crime Novel of 1996

Born in Glasgow, once resident in Edinburgh, Christopher Brookmyre now lives in Aberdeen. He still supports St Mirren.

General Fields

  • : 9780349108858
  • : abacus
  • : abacus
  • : May 2003
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adventure / thriller
  • : Christopher Brookmyre
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823.914
  • : 320