From Christopher Brookmyre, author of the international best seller Where the Bodies Are Buried, comes the second novel in the series, a dark thriller that haunts the imagination
When the Devil Drives
978-0-8021-2115-8 • $15.00 • Paperback • May 2014
“Christopher Brookmyre is, hands down, one of the funniest, savviest crime writers around. . . . Without shying away from the darker elements of crime thrillersevil, violence, and plenty of goreBrookmyre’s work shimmers with a sense of unfettered fun. . . . I’m already looking forward to the next Sharp-McLeod outing.” Independent on Sunday
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, she 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. And Jasmine’s investigations take a dangerous turn when she finds out that Tessa Garrion was involved in a drug-riddled Highlands estate and engaged in occult rituals and her disappearance begins to look increasingly like murder. As Jasmine’s and McLeod’s investigations intertwine, it becomes evident that both cases are far more convoluted and dangerous than anticipated.