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Chris Brookmyre


(Christopher Brookmyre)
Scotland (b.1968)

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of Quite Ugly One Morning. Since writing A Big Boy Did it and Ran Away, he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel winner (2006) : All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2009) : A Snowball in Hell
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2016) : Black Widow
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel winner (2016) : Black Widow
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2017) : Want You Gone
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2018) : Places in the Darkness


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Twelve Step Fandango (2003)
(Martin Brock, book 1)
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"As vivid and convincing as I've read. No one can be trusted... the only certainty is betrayal."
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Tombstoning (2006)
Doug Johnstone
"Seductive and thrilling."
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The Ruin (2018)
(Cormac Reilly, book 1)
Dervla McTiernan
"THE RUIN is as convincing as it is multi-layered, as compelling as it is complex . . . Dervla is a future star of the genre."
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Take Me In (2018)
Sabine Durrant
"A seductive descent into paranoia and claustrophobia that coils around you like a snake and squeezes until you are breathless."
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City of Windows (2019)
(Dr. Lucas Page, book 1)
Robert Pobi
"Relevant, smart and action-packed, CITY OF WINDOWS is The Day of the Jackal for Trump's America."
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The Stranger Times (2021)
C K McDonnell
"I tore through The Stranger Times. Like an entertaining collision between the worlds of Mick Herron and Charlie Stross, it is novel that proves ancient eldritch horror is no match for old-school journalism."

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