“[Brookmyre’s] characters tend to talk like they’ve read a lot of Elmore Leonard and seen a lot of Quentin Tarantino. . . . [His] books are all about broad humor, splatters of dialogue, gross-out violence . . . and breakneck plotting.” The New York Times Book Review
Country of the Blind
978-0-8021-3919-1 • $12.00 • Paperback • Sep. 2002
Comic crime novelist Christopher Brookmyre is back with another outrageous caper featuring hard-bitten investigative journalist Jack Parlabane, hero of the award-winning novel Quite Ugly One Morning. 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. The police have arrested four men fleeing the crime scene, but for Parlabane it all doesn’t add up and he suspects the fix is in . . . unless he can get to the bottom of things before everybody else. Packed with Brookmyre’s distinctive collection of wacked-out characters and fueled by his trademark hell-for-leather pacing, Country of the Blind is a tart “tartan noir” that will leave you breathless with suspenseif you’re not asphyxiated by convulsions of laughter first.