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Quite Ugly One Morning

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1st June 2006

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349108858

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The first book in the Jack Parlabane series, from author Christopher Brookmyre.

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.

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Reviews

ESQUIRE
Thrillingly unpleasant
THE SCOTSMAN
A wicked satire...excellent plotting and a goodly amount of acidic one-liners
TLS
A sharp, funny novel, with strong characters and some smart dialogue
New York Times
A lean, nasty, fun little page-turner that unfolds in a world where such abilities can come in handy
Scotsman
A wicked satire...excellent plotting and a goodly amount of acidic one-liners
ESQUIRE
a great title and a thrillingly unpleasant murder mytery.
Publishers Weekly
Christopher Brookmyre's wild and wildly funny debut crime novel
Esquire
A great title and a thrillingly unpleasant murder mystery
TLS
A sharp, funny novel, with strong characters and some smart dialogue