That includes the uninvited ones, like a band of party-crashing mercenaries who are about to bring out the very worst in these very old friends. And breakneck plotting. The new york Times Book Review. Furiously paced and wonderfully absurd, with more one-liners than a Colombian coke dealer. Maxim “Broad humor .
One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night #ad - . . Gavin hutchison has a plan to create a unique “floating holiday experience” on a converted North Sea oil rig. Pulp fiction meets and then there were None” in this comic mystery set during a high school reunion off the coast of Scotland Booklist. Not only does no one remember gavin, but his wife has discovered his philandering ways and plans to ditch him with a very public announcement in front of his assembled guests.
It’ll be a haven for tourists who want a vacation without the hassle of actually going anywhere.
Country of the Blind The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 2Grove Press #ad - Brookmyre . . . Twists his plotlines, throws out terrific one-liners, piles up corpses and contrives narrow escapes with the impeccable timing of a Swiss watchmaker. But this is no simple frame-up. The pigeon is her former client, a harmless Robin Hood burglar now accused of breaking parole most spectacularly.
The murder of a controversial scottish media mogul ignites “a high-octane political thriller doused in stinging satire” The Sunday Times. Jack parlabane, the hero of christopher Brookmyre’s acclaimed series returns—along with the author’s trademark “sassy, nasty fast style of . . . Elmore leonard and Carl Hiaasen” The Guardian.
Country of the Blind The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 2 #ad - Conservative tabloid tycoon Roland Voss, his wife, and their two ineffectual bodyguards have been found murdered at Voss’s country estate. So does public defender Nicole Carrow. It’s a high-level conspiracy. An arrest has been made, the media is pouncing, and Parlabane smells a fix. Parlabane and carrow are determined to do right—even as so many things are about to go wrong.
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.
Quite Ugly One MorningGrove Press #ad - Investigative journalist Jack Parlabane has visited plenty of crime scenes, but whoever carved up Dr. Jeremy ponsonby wanted to send a particularly revolting message. 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.
Ponsonby had plenty of secrets, but the motivations for her ex-husband’s murder cut even deeper than they can imagine. Sarah slaughter, anaesthetist and ex-wife of the victim, is beginning to believe it, too. As jet-lagged, and nauseated as he may be, hungover, Parlabane knows this was no break-in gone wrong.
Quite Ugly One Morning #ad - 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.
Where the Bodies Are Buried The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 1Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - When a neighborhood heroin dealer turns up dead one fine morning in Scotland, no one is too surprised. Leavened with Elmore Leonard-like flourishes . . . If only out-of-work actress Jasmine Sharp could get a lead. Sleeping with a major drug trafficker’s girlfriend can bring around plenty of enemies. Finely controlled yet exuberant mayhem.
The christian Science Monitor. It’s no wonder that Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod has plenty of early leads. But when jim goes missing, Sharp is thrown into the deep end. To find him she’ll have to solve his most recent case—and do it solo. Following the trail quickly leads Sharp into the crosshairs of an unknown assailant—and headed down the same road as McLeod.
Where the Bodies Are Buried The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 1 #ad - With a career in nosedive, she’s learning the ropes at her uncle Jim’s PI business. When their investigations become intertwined, “Glasgow’s mean streets come alive . . . For fans of lynda la plante’s Prime Suspect series and HBO’s The Wire. Library journal “Tough Scottish humor .
Black Widow The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 7Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Within six more, peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairy-tale romance. He is kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past—the second chance she’s been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. A “hair-raising . . . But peter’s sister doesn’t believe in fairy tales, and tasks rogue reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling the Black Widow.
A witty and wild page-turner, Black Widow shines in showcasing this winning combination. The boston globe “exceptionally good—a knotty mystery that’s . . . One of the most perceptive excavations of a dysfunctional marriage I can remember reading. The guardian uk “A tense and provocative read.
Black Widow The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 7 #ad - Entertainment Weekly. Still on the mend from a turbulent divorce, Jack’s investigation into matters of the heart takes him to hidden places no one should ever have to go. Then diana meets Peter. Diana jager is clever, strong, and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism in medicine.
Don’t even try to guess the outcome” The New York Times Book Review.
Bloody Christmas: A Bunny McGarry Novella in aid of The Peter McVerry TrustMcFori Ink Ltd #ad - It’s christmas eve and ds bunny mcgarry is in the mood to celebrate – he’s back on active duty having successfully proven that throwing a senior officer off a building was an appropriate step to take in the course of an investigation. All proceeds will go to the peter mcVerry Trust, an Irish housing and homeless charity committed to reducing homelessness and the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage.
It is set just after a man with one of those Faces, book 1 of the bestselling Dublin Trilogy series that melds high-octane action with an acerbic Irish wit. However, the assassin isn’t all he initially appears, his festivities are interrupted when someone attempts to assassinate him while he’s trying to take a leak – is nothing sacred? The thing is, and Bunny soon finds himself in a race against time to trace a kidnapped child before the people who ordered the hit realise that he is considerably less dead than they had hoped.
Bloody Christmas: A Bunny McGarry Novella in aid of The Peter McVerry Trust #ad - Bunny is making a list but he’s only checking it once because time is of the essence and some people need a refresher in the meaning of Christmas. Bloody christmas is a limited edition standalone novella that will be available until December 31st.
Dead Girl Walking The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 6Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Christopher brookmyre’s prize-winning series continues with a “country-hopping plot that looks back to Graham Greene and John Buchan, but . . . Paranoia, jealousy, guilt, and obsession are getting the best of them. But as he pursues the superstar’s reckless past—from Milan to the Scottish islands—Parlabane is forced to confront his own dark history.
As secrets start colliding, he’d better find Heike before it’s too late for both of them. A boston globe best book of the year: from berlin to Barcelona, drugs, rock ’n’ roll, sex, and murder make for “tantalizing . . . Just like they got to Heike. But when he gets a call for help from Heike’s manager, Parlabane sees a shot at redemption.
Dead Girl Walking The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 6 #ad - As parlabane enters the backstage world of Heike’s band, he discovers each member has plenty to hide. Fantastic thriller fare” Booklist. Fascinating . . . Darkly humorous yet disturbing.
All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an EyeGrove Press #ad - . Now available for the first time in the US, this prize-winning Brookmyre classic hits all the usual crime fiction marks: intrigue, violence, espionage, vacuuming. Then her son ross, a researcher working for an arms manufacturer in Switzerland, is forced to disappear before some rather shady and dangerous characters persuade him to part with the se-crets of his research.
Internationally bestselling author Christopher Brookmyre has been as lauded for his dark sense of humor as his brilliant suspense plotting. Ross’s firm also hires a team of security experts—headed by the enigmatic Bett, they have little in common apart from total professionalism and a thorough dis-regard for the law.
All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye #ad - 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. But they are not the only ones desperate to locate him. As a teenager jane bell had dreamt of playing in the casinos of monte carlo in the company of James Bond, but in her punk phase she’d got herself pregnant and by the time she reaches forty-six she’s a grandmother, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucks up from her hall carpet.
. 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.
Not the End of the WorldGrove Press #ad - 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. A wild, no-punches-pulled ride. Philadelphia Weekly. Set on the near side of the millennium, at a point when the world is about to spin out of control, this witty thriller delivers “a crazy off-the-wall roller coaster of a book that throws in not only the kitchen sink but the dresser, the best china, and the cook herself” The Irish Times.
The players include the voluptuous daughter of a conservative US senator, a yacht-load of Hollywood producers, a Glaswegian photographer with a mysterious agenda, a throng of faded porn stars feeling more exposed than ever, and a band of self-righteous extremists bent on a glittering apocalypse. 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.
Not the End of the World #ad - Death threats rock a hollywood film festival in a thriller that reads like “Day of the Locust updated and rewritten by Carl Hiaasen” Kirkus Reviews.
The Last Hack The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 8Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Published in the uk as Want You Gone “Pure literary dynamite. Lorenzo carcaterra, gripping moral complexity, New York Times–bestselling author of Sleepers “Tremendous fun, with superb characterization, and no shortage of clever villainy. Chris pavone, new york times–bestselling author of The Paris Diversion “A revelation .
. . Sam morpeth has had to grow up way too fast. Thrown together by a common enemy, sam and Jack are about to discover they have more in common than they realize—and might be each other’s only hope. 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.
The Last Hack The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 8 #ad - But sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online. The scottish crime master dishes out “equal parts adrenaline and empathy” in a thriller featuring a woman hacker and online intrigue Diana Gabaldon. 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.
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.