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Where The Bodies Are Buried

Where The Bodies Are Buried

The first book in the Jasmine Sharp series, from author Christopher Brookmyre.

A ‘tense, moving, and gloriously twisted’ (Mark Billingham) top ten Sunday Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Quite Ugly One Morning

Detective Catherine McLeod was always taught that in Glasgow, they don’t do whodunit. They do score-settling, vendettas and petty revenge. And however she looks at it, the discovery of a dead drug-dealer in a back alley means she’s going to be busy.

Meanwhile, aspiring actress Jasmine Sharp is reluctantly – and incompetently – working for her uncle Jim’s private investigation business. When Jim goes missing, Jasmine has to take on the investigator mantle for real, and her only lead points to a professional assassin who has been dead for twenty years. Soon Jasmine stumbles into a web of corruption and secrets that leaves her running for her life.

‘[A] smartly written mainstream detective story . . . Brookymre deftly twists one case around the other’ Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

‘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 . . . 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)
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 2nd June 2011

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780748118571

Reviews

It should come with a special parental warning: it will leave you emotionally exhausted (in a good way) for weeks
Sunday Business Post Ireland
Prodigiously funny and inventive, here he takes crime fans exactly where they want to go
Daily Telegraph
His writing is as sharply observed and mordantly funny as ever. There are plenty of back-doubles and plot twists in this fast-paced read
Guardian
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 humour
The Times
Demonstrates Brookmyre's deft building of character and realistic portrayals of everyday life
Scotsman