Christopher Brookmyre

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Christopher Brookmyre lives in Glasgow with his wife and son Jack. He is the winner of the 2007 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for writing, and his novel All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye won the 2006 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award for Comic Fiction. He is author of 18 published novels to-date. 

 

Latest publication:

DEAD GIRL WALKING, Little, Brown, 2015

Trust no one in this totally gripping, tense psychological thriller from master author Chris Brookmyre, starring his legendary character Jack Parlabane as readers have never seen him before.
Life is dangerous when you have everything to lose.
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. Fixated on Heike from day one, she has been engulfed by paranoia, jealousy and fear, as she discovers the hidden price of fame.
From Berlin to Barcelona, from the streets of Milan to remote Scottish islands, Parlabane must find out what happened before it's too late, all while the walls are closing in on him...

 

Fiction

Publication DetailsNotes
2013

Little, Brown

Enter the world of a video game in Christopher Brookmyre's BEDLAM. This is white-knuckle action, sprawling adventure, merciless satire and outrageous humour like you've never experienced.

2013

Little, Brown

As one battles her demons and the other chases her ghosts, two very different detectives confront the secrets that have entangled both of their fates since before they were even born. How far would you go to protect the people you love? Would you take a fall? Would you take a bullet? Would you take a life? This is Chris Brookmyre's darkest and most complex book yet.

2012

Little, Brown

The much anticipated follow up to Where the Bodies are Buried - the hugely successful new crime series from Chris Brookmyre

Is the devil merely the name we give the worst in ourselves?

When private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find Tessa Garrion, a young woman who has vanished without trace, it becomes increasingly clear that there are those who want her to stay that way. What begins as a simple search awakens a malevolence that has lain dormant for three decades, putting Jasmine in the crosshairs of those who would stop at nothing to keep their secrets buried.

2011

Little, Brown

A move into the mainstream of British crime fiction. Top Ten Sunday Times bestseller

2010

Little, Brown

A terrifying journey to the boundaries of knowledge and imagination that will trouble your thought long after you have raced tot he final, bloody-spattered page.

2009

Little, Brown

If society has the B-list celebrities it deserves, it now has a killer to match. Except that Simon Darcourt is a great deal more successful in his career choice than the average talent show...

2012

Little, Brown

The much anticipated follow up to Where the Bodies are Buried. When private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find Tessa Garrion, a young woman who has vanished without trace, it becomes increasingly clear that there are those who want her to stay that way. What begins as a simple search awakens a malevolence that has lain dormant for three decades, putting Jasmine in the crosshairs of those who would stop at nothing to keep their secrets buried.

2008

Little, Brown

Do you believe in ghosts? Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die, and is that form capable of communicating with the world of the living?...Aye, right.

2007

Little, Brown

Put on your uniform and line up in an orderly fashion for the funniest and most accurate trip back to the classroom you are likely to read, as well as a murder mystery like nothing that has gone before it.

2005

Little, Brown

Jane Fleming, forty-six and three years a grandmother, has always played by the rules, never hurt anybody, never lied, never even had a parking ticket. But she’s about to put all that right in a very big way…

2003

Little, Brown

Honesty is a virtue. Deceit is a talent. Theft is an art form.

2003

Little, Brown

Real Life™ blows. Just ask Raymond Ash. As a student, he and his friend Simon thought their futures would be paved with gold discs, gigs and groupies. Instead he’s found himself in his thirties, a nervous new father and an even more nervous new English teacher, facing the fact that responsibility has no escape key.

2002

Little, Brown

Part political satire, part cliff-hanging thriller this is high calibre entertainment.

2000

Little, Brown

The occasion: high school reunion.

The place: an oil rig converted into a tourist resort.

The outcome: carnage.

1999

Little, Brown

The crew of an oceanic research vessel goes missing in the Pacific along with their mini-submarine.

1998

Little, Brown

Jack Parlabane returns to investigate the apparently open-and-shut case of a murdered billionaire, accurately figuring that a right-wing media baron had more to fear from his political allies than from the four burglars caught red-handed at the scene.

1997

Little, Brown

A post-Thatcherite nightmare of frightening plausibility, this is a wickedly entertaining and vivacious thriller, full of acerbic wit, cracking dialogue and villains both reputed and shell-suited.

Film, TV & Theatre

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