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Chris Brookmyre

(Christopher Brookmyre)
Scotland (b.1968)

aka Ambrose Parry

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
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

Chris Brookmyre recommends
Twelve Step Fandango (2003)
(Martin Brock, book 1)
Chris Haslam
"As vivid and convincing as I've read. No one can be trusted... the only certainty is betrayal."
Tombstoning (2006)
Doug Johnstone
"Seductive and thrilling."
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."
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."
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."
Hyde (2020)
Craig Russell
"Gloriously diabolical. A terrifying thrill ride through the hidden chasms of the human soul."
The Stranger Times (2021)
(Stranger Times, book 1)
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."
Under the Blue (2021)
Oana Aristide
"Chillingly evocative and relentlessly unsettling. A compelling battle for humanity's survival fought simultaneously on both the physical and intellectual fronts."
1979 (2021)
(Allie Burns, book 1)
Val McDermid
"Absolutely fantastic. I have been reading Val McDermid for twenty-five years, so I am really saying something when I tell you I enjoyed this novel the most."
The House of Ashes (2021)
Stuart Neville
"oulful, lyrical, elegiac and utterly terrifying . . . You can buy this book, but it will own you."
The Second Cut (2022)
(Rilke, book 2)
Louise Welsh
"Richly layered, gloriously carnal, bursting with patter and irresistibly seductive."
Whatever Gets You Through the Night (2022)
Charlie Higson
"A hugely enjoyable sun-soaked thriller: hard-edged but warm, tense but funny, vividly ultra-modern and yet deliciously old-fashioned."
You Never Said Goodbye (2022)
Luca Veste
"A truly pulse-pounding thriller. The relentless tension is leavened only by its heart-rending emotion."
The Homes (2022)
J B Mylet
"Tense yet tender, as moving as it is gripping... set to be one of the Scottish crime books of the year. I loved it."

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