“A lean, nasty, fun little page-turner . . . In a thriller, an implausible scene of a cartoonish character can be annoyingbut dullness is unforgivable. Brookmyre's universe is not dull.” Rob Walker, New York Times Book Review
Quite Ugly One Morning
978-0-8021-3861-3 • $12.00 • Paperback • Jan. 2002
Winner of Britain’s First Blood Award for the best debut
crime novel, Christopher Brookmyre’s Quite Ugly One Morning is the
raucous comic thriller that established the author’s reputation for a
scabrously humorous style and breakneck, hell-for-leather narrative pacing.
When hard-partying, wisecracking investigative journalist Jack Parlabane
stumbles across the corpse of the scion of a wealthy Edinburgh medical family,
he’s determined to get to the bottom of things on his own. He quickly becomes
enmeshed in a rousing adventure that will take him through all the strata of
contemporary Scottish society—and into some dangerous (and hysterical)
Laced with acerbic wit and crackling dialogue, Quite Ugly
One Morning is a wildly entertaining and vivacious thriller.