Quite Ugly One Morning (Jack Parlabane)

Quite Ugly One Morning (Jack Parlabane)

3.91 (7,796 Ratings by Goodreads)
Paperback
ISBN13: 9780349108858
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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.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 220
Item Height 26 mm
Item Width 122 mm
Item Weight 240 Gram
Product Dimensions 122 x 26 x 198
Publisher Abacus
Format Paperback | 220
Book Overview The novel which launched Christopher Brookmyre on an unsuspecting but overwhelmingy appreciative audience. 'The dialogue is a joy throughout and the plot crackles along with confident gusto and intelligence...an assured debut by a talented writer' THE TIMES

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

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes.