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Black Widow

(2016)
(The seventh book in the Jack Parlabane series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book (nominee)
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel
A “hair-raising . . . devilishly complicated mystery” from the Scottish crime master. “Don’t even try to guess the outcome” (The New York Times Book Review).
 
Diana Jager is clever, strong, and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism in medicine. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing.
 
Then Diana meets Peter. He is kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past—the second chance she’s been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairy-tale romance. But Peter’s sister doesn’t believe in fairy tales, and tasks rogue reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling the Black Widow.
 
Still on the mend from a turbulent divorce, Jack’s investigation into matters of the heart takes him to hidden places no one should ever have to go.
 
Winner of the 2017 Theakson Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award and the 2016 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year
 
“Brookmyre excels at melding the true chills of a psychological thriller with rollicking—if dark—humor. A witty and wild page-turner, Black Widow shines in showcasing this winning combination.” —The Boston Globe
 
“Exceptionally good—a knotty mystery that’s . . . one of the most perceptive excavations of a dysfunctional marriage I can remember reading.” —The Guardian (UK)
 
“A tense and provocative read.” —Entertainment Weekly

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Chilling, compelling...Brookmyre is unique." - Mark Billingham


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November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black Widow: A Jack Parlabane Thriller (Jack Palabane Thrillers, 2)
Author(s): Christopher Brookmyre
ISBN: 0-8021-2573-5 / 978-0-8021-2573-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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January 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Black Widow (Jack Parlabane)
Author(s): Chris Brookmyre
ISBN: 1-4087-0715-2 / 978-1-4087-0715-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black Widow: A Jack Parlabane Thriller (Jack Palabane Thrillers, 2)
Author(s): Christopher Brookmyre
ISBN: 0-8021-2720-7 / 978-0-8021-2720-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Widow (Jack Parlabane): Award-Winning Crime Novel of the Year
Author(s): Chris Brookmyre
ISBN: 0-349-14132-0 / 978-0-349-14132-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Widow (Jack Parlabane)
Author(s): Chris Brookmyre
ISBN: 1-4087-0714-4 / 978-1-4087-0714-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Audio Editions

August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Widow: A Jack Parlabane Thriller (Jack Parlabane Thrillers, Book 7)
Author(s): Christopher Brookmyre
ISBN: 1-5384-6960-X / 978-1-5384-6960-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Black Widow: A Jack Parlabane Thriller (Jack Parlabane Thrillers, Book 7)
Author(s): Christopher Brookmyre
ISBN: 1-5384-6961-8 / 978-1-5384-6961-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Widow: A Jack Parlabane Thriller
Author(s): Christopher Brookmyre
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Widow: A Jack Parlabane Thriller (Jack Parlabane Thrillers)
Author(s): Christopher Brookmyre
ISBN: 1-5384-6959-6 / 978-1-5384-6959-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Black Widow
Author(s): Chris Brookmyre
ISBN: 1-5100-2499-9 / 978-1-5100-2499-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Widow
Author(s): Chris Brookmyre
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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January 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Black Widow
Author(s): Chris Brookmyre
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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January 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Widow
Author(s): Chris Brookmyre
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Black Widow (The Jack Parlabane Thrillers Book 7)
Author(s): Christopher Brookmyre
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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January 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Black Widow: Award-Winning Crime Novel of the Year
Author(s): Chris Brookmyre
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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January 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black Widow: Award-Winning Crime Novel of the Year (Jack Parlabane Book 7)
Author(s): Chris Brookmyre
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU