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. Detective superintendent Catherine McLeod is taking an interest in drama as well. A true pleasure for all detective fiction fans—think Ian Rankin by way of Agatha Christie.
When the Devil Drives The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 2 #ad - 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. The independent. As sharp and mcleod’s paths cross, so do the secrets of the missing girl and the hot-shot victim.
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.
Bred in the Bone The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 3Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - The gangland enforcer once moved in the same dangerous shadows that her mysterious father lived and died in. 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.
Publishers Weekly, starred review. Private investigator Jasmine Sharp has a stake in Fallan’s future, too. This case may be more personal for McLeod than she’s letting on. Gangland violence explodes off the page” as two female detectives cross paths in Scotland’s criminal underworld Publishers Weekly, starred review.
Bred in the Bone The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 3 #ad - And fallan might not even be guilty. But fighting for conviction isn’t going to be easy. As mcleod battles her demons and sharp chases her ghosts, these two very different detectives will ultimately confront the secrets that have entangled both of their fates—by descending into the Glasgow underworld where vengeance spans generations and everyone has a score to settle.
Glasgow detective superintendent Catherine McLeod has one gangster in the mortuary and another, Glen Fallan, behind bars for allegedly taking him out. 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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Library journal “Tough Scottish humor . . . To find him she’ll have to solve his most recent case—and do it solo. Finely controlled yet exuberant mayhem. The christian Science Monitor. In one of the best novels of the year” John Lutz, New York Times–bestselling and Edgar award–winning author. Sleeping with a major drug trafficker’s girlfriend can bring around plenty of enemies.
Where the Bodies Are Buried The Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod Novels Book 1 #ad - When their investigations become intertwined, “Glasgow’s mean streets come alive . . . If only out-of-work actress Jasmine Sharp could get a lead. Following the trail quickly leads Sharp into the crosshairs of an unknown assailant—and headed down the same road as McLeod. With a career in nosedive, she’s learning the ropes at her uncle Jim’s PI business.
Dead Girl Walking The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 6Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - Fantastic thriller fare” Booklist. Just like they got to Heike. Christopher brookmyre’s prize-winning series continues with a “country-hopping plot that looks back to Graham Greene and John Buchan, but . . . Paranoia, guilt, jealousy, and obsession are getting the best of them. It’s bang up-to-date” The Sunday Times.
Fascinating . . . Darkly humorous yet disturbing. Publishers weekly “Good right to the final page. The globe and Mail Toronto. 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. But as he pursues the superstar’s reckless past—from Milan to the Scottish islands—Parlabane is forced to confront his own dark history.
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Country of the Blind The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 2Grove Press #ad - Just when left-leaning journalist Jack Parlabane trades in his muckraking career for domestic quietude, the muck comes calling. The pigeon is her former client, a harmless Robin Hood burglar now accused of breaking parole most spectacularly. Parlabane and carrow are determined to do right—even as so many things are about to go wrong.
But this is no simple frame-up. 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. Brookmyre . . . Twists his plotlines, throws out terrific one-liners, piles up corpses and contrives narrow escapes with the impeccable timing of a Swiss watchmaker.
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Black Widow The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 7Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - A “hair-raising . . . He is kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past—the second chance she’s been waiting for. Within six more, peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairy-tale romance. Then diana meets Peter. Winner of the 2017 theakson old peculier crime novel of the year award and the 2016 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year “Brookmyre excels at melding the true chills of a psychological thriller with rollicking—if dark—humor.
Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing. Within six months, they are married. Diana jager is clever, and successful, strong, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism in medicine. One of the most perceptive excavations of a dysfunctional marriage I can remember reading.
Black Widow The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 7 #ad - The guardian uk “A tense and provocative read. Entertainment Weekly. 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. 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.
A witty and wild page-turner, Black Widow shines in showcasing this winning combination.
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Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything. 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. But sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online. 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.
The Last Hack The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 8 #ad - Sam morpeth has had to grow up way too fast. Published in the uk as Want You Gone “Pure literary dynamite. Lorenzo carcaterra, new york times–bestselling author of Sleepers “Tremendous fun, gripping moral complexity, with superb characterization, and no shortage of clever villainy. Chris pavone, new york times–bestselling author of The Paris Diversion “A revelation .
One Fine Day in the Middle of the NightGrove Press #ad - Pulp fiction meets and then there were None” in this comic mystery set during a high school reunion off the coast of Scotland Booklist. Gavin hutchison has a plan to create a unique “floating holiday experience” on a converted North Sea oil rig. 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.
Champagne bottles morph into defensive weapons” in prize-winning author Christopher Brookmyre’s comedy of betrayal, revenge, blackmail, and survival Hartford Courant. Furiously paced and wonderfully absurd, with more one-liners than a Colombian coke dealer. Maxim “Broad humor . . . And breakneck plotting.
One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night #ad - The new york Times Book Review. 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.
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.
Quite Ugly One MorningGrove Press #ad - Sarah slaughter, is beginning to believe it, anaesthetist and ex-wife of the victim, too. As jet-lagged, and nauseated as he may be, hungover, Parlabane knows this was no break-in gone wrong. 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.
Investigative journalist Jack Parlabane has visited plenty of crime scenes, but whoever carved up 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. Jeremy ponsonby wanted to send a particularly revolting message.
Quite Ugly One Morning #ad - Ponsonby had plenty of secrets, but the motivations for her ex-husband’s murder cut even deeper than they can imagine. Dr.