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Brookmyre, Christopher 1968-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 415 publications in 8 languages and 10,403 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Science fiction  Satire 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PR6052.R58158, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Brookmyre
Where the bodies are buried by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When small-time heroin dealer Jai McDiarmid turns up dead one fine Glasgow morning, no one is that surprised. A heroin dealer openly sleeping with a big-time drug trafficker's girlfriend, Jai had made a lot of enemies in a city with little patience for those stirring up trouble. As a result, Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod has no shortage of early leads on the case when she is assigned to investigate it. Meanwhile, out-of-work actress Jasmine Sharp is facing more pressing problems. She's agreed to help out her "Uncle" Jim with his private investigation work, but is having trouble learning the ropes. As a former actress, lying to people comes naturally to Jasmine, but she's less adept at tailing her targets and remaining undercover. She's facing a steep learning curve-and is thrown in at the deep end when Uncle Jim goes missing and she realizes that it's going to be up to her to find him."--Publisher's website
When the devil drives by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Actress turned private investigator Jasmine Sharp has become accustomed to clients looking for long-lost relatives, so when a woman hires her to find her younger sister Tessa Garrion, Jasmine presumes the case will be relatively straightforward. The assignment takes her back into the world of professional theater, where she is warned off more than once for probing too deeply into the past. Meanwhile, Detective Superintendent and mother-of-two Catherine McLeod is called to the scene of a murder in the Highlands. Following a theatrical outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Cragruthes Castle, a prominent figure in the Scottish arts community is shot dead during a post-performance photo call. With her initial leads turning out to be red herrings, McLeod struggles to determine the killer's motive. Jasmine soon uncovers Tessa's involvement in a drug-riddled Highlands estate retreat replete with occult rituals, which implicates more than a few people in the upper echelons of Scotland's arts scene. Tessa's disappearance in the summer of 1981 begins to look increasingly like murder, but the guilty will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden. As Jasmine's and McLeod's investigations intertwine, it becomes evident that both cases are far more convoluted and dangerous than anticipated"--Publisher's web site
Bred in the bone by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Jasmine Sharp's father was murdered before she was born, and her mother went to self-sacrificing lengths in order to shield her from the world in which he moved. Since her mother's death, all she has been able to learn is his first name{u2014}and that only through a strange bond she has forged with the man who killed him: Glen Fallan. But when Fallan is arrested for the murder of a criminal her mother knew since childhood, Jasmine is finally forced to enter his domain: a place where violence is a way of life and vengeance spans generations. Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod has one major Glaswegian gangster in the mortuary and another in the cells for killing him - which ought to be cause for celebration. Catherine is not smiling, however. From the moment she discovered a symbol daubed on the victim's head, she has understood that this case is far more dangerous than it appears on the surface, something that could threaten her family and end her career. As one battles her demons and the other chases her ghosts, these two very different detectives will ultimately confront the secrets that have entangled both of their fates since before Jasmine was even born
A snowball in hell by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five years after a devastating accident that irrevocably shapes the lives of six people, a pair of redemption-seeking survivors reaches out to one another in an effort that is compromised by a fellow survivor's release from prison
Quite ugly one morning by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist and hedonist Jack Parlabane ("different day... same hangover") investigates the murder of a young, well-to-do citizen of Edinburgh. Crooked cops, guns-for-hire and cheating spouses complicate matters as does Jack's growing affection for the dead man's wife
Attack of the unsinkable rubber ducks by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalist who has been observing a series of experiments being conducted with a psychic finds himself dead with an exclusive report still to file
Pandaemonium by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The senior pupils of St Peter's High School are on retreat to a secluded outdoor activity centre to come to terms with the murder of a fellow pupil. Nearby at a top-secret military establishment an experiment has spiralled out of control and two very different worlds are on a collision course
Not the end of the world by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the oceanic research vessel Gazes Also is discovered drifting off the coast of California with all of its crew vanished, it sets off a chain of events that pulls Sergeant Larry Freeman of the LAPD out of his ho-hum assignment overseeing security for the American Feature Film Market and headlong into confronting a cadre of terrorists who threaten to tear the city apart."--Jacket
Dead girl walking by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous, beautiful and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then, one day, she simply vanishes. Jack Parlabane has lost everything: his journalism career, his marriage, his self-respect. A call for help from an old friend offers a chance for redemption - but only if he can find out what happened to Heike. ursued by those who would punish him for past crimes, Parlabane enters the secret-filled world of Heike's band, Savage Earth Heart, a group at breaking point. Each of its members seems to be hiding something, not least its newest recruit Monica Halcrow, whose alleged relationship with Heike has become a public obsession
A tale etched in blood and hard black pencil by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are the characteristics of an adult killer or his victim visible in the playground or at the school disco? Or are the roots of a motive for murder seeded there? With characteristic brio and humour, Christopher Brookmyre investigates
Country of the blind by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When conservative tabloid media mogul Roland Voss is discovered at his country estate with his throat slit and his wife and bodyguards killed, Parlabane soon finds himself up to his eyeballs in murder, mayhem, and political intrigue."--Back cover
All fun and games until somebody loses an eye by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and French and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At forty-six, Jane Fleming has always lived a conventional life, but now she is about to put all of that right in a very big way, meanwhile proto-hacker Lex Richardson is less worried about getting old than whether she'll live to do so
One fine day in the middle of the night by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the story of Gavin and his oil rig-turned-tourist resort. To test the new facilities, he holds his high school reunion on board. The fact that no one remembers who Gavin is pales in comparison to the fact that inept terrorists have invited themselves to the party
Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heaven is a prison. Hell is a playground. Would it be your ultimate fantasy to enter the world of a video game? A realm where you don't have to go to work or worry about your health; where you can look like a hero or a goddess; where you can fly space-ships, slay dragons, yet all of it feels completely real. A realm where there are no consequences and no responsibilities. Or would it be your worst nightmare? Stuck in an endless state of war and chaos where the pain and fear feels real and from which not even death can offer an escape. Prison or playground. Heaven or hell. This is where you find out. This is white-knuckle action, sprawling adventure, merciless satire and outrageous humour like you've never experienced. This is Bedlam
Be my enemy or, fuck this for a game of soldiers by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a junket, a freebie. A 'team-building' weekend in the highlands for lawyers, advertising execs, businessmen, even the head of a charity. Oh, and a journalist, specially solicited for his renowned and voluble scepticism Jack Parlabane. Amid the flying paintballs and flowing Shiraz even the most cynical admit the organisers have pulled some surprises stalkers in the forest, power cuts in the night, mass mobile phone thefts, disappearing staff, disappearing guests: there's nothing can bring out people's hidden strengths or break down inter-personal barriers quite like not having a clue what's going on and being scared out of your wits. However, when the only vehicular access for thirty miles is cut off it seems that events are being orchestrated not just for pleasure ... And that's before they find the first body. Thereafter, 'finding out who your colleagues really are' is not so much an end product as the key to reaching Monday morning alive
Flesh wounds by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Jasmine Sharp's father was murdered before she was born, and her mother went to self-sacrificing lengths in order to shield her from the world in which he moved. Since her mother's death, all she has been able to learn is his first name - and that only through a strange bond she has forged with the man who killed him: Glen Fallan. But when Fallan is arrested for the murder of a criminal her mother knew since childhood, Jasmine is finally forced to enter his domain: a place where violence is a way of life and vengeance spans generations. Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod has one major Glaswegian gangster in the mortuary and another in the cells for killing him - which ought to be cause for celebration. Catherine is not smiling, however. From the moment she discovered a symbol daubed on the victim's head, she has understood that this case is far more dangerous than it appears on the surface: deeper than skin, darker than blood; something that could threaten her family and end her career. As one battles her demons and the other chases her ghosts, these two very different detectives will ultimately confront the secrets that have entangled both of their fates since before Jasmine was even born
The sacred art of stealing by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The press tend to talk about bank robberies as daring, ingenious or audacious, never as 'Dadaist', even the ones who know what 'Dadaist' means. But how else does one explain choreographed dancing gunmen in Buchanan Street, or the surreal methods they use to stay one step ahead of the cops? Angelique de Xavia is no art critic, but she is a connoisseur of crooks, and she's sure that this heist isn't the work of the usual sawn-offs-and black-tights criminal. It's her job to hunt this unique species of thief to extinction - though the fact that it's not just his m.o. that's cute might prove a distraction
A big boy did it and ran away by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après l'échec de leur groupe musical, l'un réagit en devenant le numéro un mondial du terrorisme, l'autre en devenant perd de famille et fou de jeux informatiques. Rien ne semble pouvoir les réunir à nouveau. Petite Bombe noire va s'en charger
Boiling a frog by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New century, new parliament, new Scotland. In fact, it's more like the early nineties with bedroom morality once more dominating the policital agenda, with cabinet careers back in the gift of the tabloids and the clergy having delusions of relevance. It is precisely the sort of scandal Jack Parlabane was born to investigate. Problem is, he'd have to get out of jail first, and several of his fellow inmates haven't forgotten the investigative hack who put them there in the first place
Where the bodies are buried by Christopher Brookmyre( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Catherine McLeod was always taught that in Glasgow, they don't do whodunit. They do score-settling. They do vendettas. They do petty revenge. They do can't-miss-whodunit. It's a lesson that has served her well, but Glasgow is also a dangerous place to make assumptions
 
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Alternative Names
Brookmyre, C.

Brookmyre, Chris 1968-

Christopher Brookmyre britisk musikar og skribent

Christopher Brookmyre britisk musiker og skribent

Christopher Brookmyre Brits schrijver

Christopher Brookmyre brittisk musiker och frfattare

Christopher Brookmyre schottischer Romanautor

Christopher Brookmyre Scottish novelist

Christopher Brookmyre scrittore, critico cinematografico e musicista britannico

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Languages
English (236)

French (18)

Italian (15)

Danish (6)

German (5)

Croatian (2)

Dutch (2)

Hungarian (2)

Covers
A snowball in hellQuite ugly one morningAttack of the unsinkable rubber ducksPandaemoniumNot the end of the worldA tale etched in blood and hard black pencilCountry of the blindAll fun and games until somebody loses an eye