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Brookmyre, Christopher 1968-

Overview
Works: 109 works in 678 publications in 10 languages and 12,720 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Science fiction  Satirical literature  Satire 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PR6052.R, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Brookmyre
Where the bodies are buried by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,222 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 )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,143 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 )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 857 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, 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
Black widow by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

22 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no perfect marriage. There is no perfect murder. Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing. Then she meets Peter. He's kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past: the second chance she's been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead -- and Diana on trial for his murder, a nightmare end to their fairytale romance. But Peter's sister Lucy doesn't believe in fairytales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling Black Widow
The last hack : a Jack Parlabane thriller by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Internationally bestselling author Christopher Brookmyre, winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year and finalist for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger for his most recent novel, Black Widow, is renowned for his black humor, remarkably well-drawn characters, and killer twists. His new Jack Parlabane thriller, The Hack, is his most unstoppable novel yet. Sam Morpeth has had to grow up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison and watching her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online, drawing her into a trap she may not escape alive. Meanwhile, reporter Jack Parlabane has finally got his career back on track, working for a flashy online news start-up, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile source on the wrong side of the law. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything. 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"--
Quite ugly one morning by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 523 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
A snowball in hell by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 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
Not the end of the world by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 426 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
Country of the blind by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 424 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
Attack of the unsinkable rubber ducks by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 419 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 )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The senior pupils of St Peter's High School are on retreat to an outdoor activity centre, coming to terms with the murder of a pupil. Not so far away, the commanders of a secret military experiment fear they may have unleashed the forces of Hell
A tale etched in blood and hard black pencil by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 364 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?
All fun and games until somebody loses an eye by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and French and held by 361 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
Dead girl walking by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 356 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
One fine day in the middle of the night by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gavin's idea for a unique holiday experience involves a disused North Sea oil platform and facilities that would take your breath away. He invites old school chums along to test it but unfortunately a group of terrorists come along too!
Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 327 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
Flesh wounds by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 317 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
Dead Girl Walking by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 274 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. Pursued by those who would punish him for past crimes, Parlabane enters the 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 possible relationship with Heike has become a public obsession. Monica's own story, however, reveals a far darker truth
Want you gone by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if all your secrets were put online? Sam Morpeth is growing up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online
The sacred art of stealing by Christopher Brookmyre( Book )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A robbery in Scotland might not seem like an unusual background for a crime novel―until it’s put into the hands of one of the U.K.’s leading satirists, Christopher Brookmyre. Now available for the first time in the U.S., The Sacred Art of Stealing is narrative catnip for fans of crime fiction laced with dark humor. This is how the story goes: Their eyes met across a crowded room. She was just a poor servant girl and he was the son of a rich industrialist... Well, the eyes meeting across a crowded room part is true. Where it differs from the fairy tales is that the room in question was crowded with hostages and armed bank-robbers, and Zal Innez’s eyes were the only part of him that Angelique de Xavia could see behind his mask. Angelique had enough to be fed up about before the embarrassment of being a cop taken hostage by the most bizarrely unorthodox crooks ever to set foot in Glasgow. Disillusioned, disaffected and chronically single, she’s starting to take stock of the sacrifices she’s made for a job that’s given her back nothing but grief. So when her erstwhile captor has the chutzpah to phone her at work and ask her out on a date, Angelique finds herself in no great hurry to turn him in. She knows now that the cops will never love her back, but maybe one of the robbers will." --
 
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Quite ugly one morningA snowball in hellNot the end of the worldCountry of the blindAttack of the unsinkable rubber ducksPandaemoniumA tale etched in blood and hard black pencilAll fun and games until somebody loses an eye
Alternative Names
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