Chris Brookmyre

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Brookmyre discusses his newest book Places in the Darkness, a crime novel set in space.

Christopher Brookmyre is the author of novels starring investigate journalist Jack Parlabane, counterterrorism officer Angelique de Xavia and crime duo Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McLeod, a private detective and a police investigator. In 2016 his seventh Jack Parlabane novel, Black Widow won the McIlvanney prize for Scottish crime book of the year.

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Chris Brookmyre

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Chris Brookmyre: 'The more we immerse ourselves in advanced technology, the more we crave visceral human experience'

1 Nov 2017

Crime-writing giant Chris Brookmyre discusses new novel, Places in the Darkness, where a murder takes place in space

Places in the Darkness takes crime fiction into space. Eighty years after the Ciudad De Cielo ('the city in the sky') was established, it experiences its first homicide. Jaded former LAPD detective Nikki Freeman is tasked with finding the killer, under…

Dead Girl Walking – Chris Brookmyre

3 Feb 20154 stars

Jack Parlabane is back in this fast-paced offering from the Tartan Noir author

Fans of two of the Tartan Noir genre’s most successful authors will be pleased to know that Ian Rankin’s Rebus isn’t the only semi-retired character who has been brought back into full use of late. Although Chris Brookmyre has used a broader collection…

Ian Rankin, Denise Mina and Christopher Brookmyre among highlights of 2014 Bloody Scotland crime writing festival

4 Jun 2014

Tony Parsons, John Gordon Sinclair and MC Beaton also set for Stirling-based festival

A medieval murder mystery set in Stirling Castle, a drama based on the trial of one of Scotland’s most notorious killers and updates on the first Poirot novel in almost 40 years - Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s crime writing festival, is back like a TV…

Christopher Brookmyre - Flesh Wounds

11 Jul 20134 stars

Scottish crime fiction author goes darker in latest novel

Jasmine Sharp, the aspiring actress-turned-private investigator who first appeared in Where the Bodies are Buried, returns for a third outing in Chris Brookmyre’s latest delve into the murky world of Glasgow’s criminal underworld. When top gangster…

Christopher Brookmyre - Bedlam

22 Jan 20133 stars

Slightly overcooked but overall enjoyable sci-fi comedy from the erstwhile crime writer

For his 15th book, Glaswegian writer Christopher Brookmyre forsakes crime capers for the first in a trilogy of gaming-based sci-fi novels, tied to future multi-platform games from virtual environment creators RedBedlam. Despite an intentionally…

EIBF 2011: Christopher Brookmyre adopts subtle pseudonym for latest work - interview

23 Aug 2011

Chris, not Christopher, for Where the Bodies are Buried

When Christopher Brookmyre has three syllables thrown at him, he knows he’s done something wrong. Despite his full first-name appearing on every book jacket since his debut novel in 1997, those around Brookmyre have called him Chris for years. ‘I tend…

Christopher Brookmyre set for Edinburgh Book Festival appearance

9 Aug 2011

Name-shifting Scottish scribe retains his trademarks

When Christopher Brookmyre has three syllables thrown at him, he knows he’s done something wrong. Despite his full first-name appearing on every book jacket since his debut novel in 1997, those around Brookmyre have called him Chris for years. ‘I tend…

Christopher Brookmyre - Where the Bodies are Buried

23 May 2011

Author introduces a new cast of characters for latest novel

Crime fiction thrives on familiarity. The same detectives dashing through the same shady streets to track down the latest stick in their craw. Christopher Brookmyre has given us a few charismatic serial characters over the years – the maverick…

Christopher Brookmyre discusses Pandaemonium around Scotland

7 Sep 2010

A busy old fortnight for the king of comedic Tartan Noir with his opening event of three coming as part of a highly impressive double bill with Mark Billingham, whose ’tec, DI Thorne, will soon be made flesh on the small Sky One screen c/o David…

Christopher Brookmyre - Pandaemonium

18 Aug 20093 stars

It had to happen sometime. Over the course of 12 books, Christopher Brookmyre has maintained his ability to engage, amuse, appal (in a good way) and keep us guessing to the last line. But, unless great swathes of expositional prose about the laws of…

Christopher Brookmyre - A Snowball in Hell

14 Aug 20084 stars

CRIME TALE (Little, Brown) Terrorism, reality TV, manufactured pop, hacking, magic and a wee touch of romance: Christopher Brookmyre likes to pack a lot into his literary sandwiches. And, as usual, his fans will happily gorge themselves on it, because…

Christopher Brookmyre - One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night (1999)

1 Jan 2005

100 Best Scottish Books of all Time

Not just another news-hound turned novelist, Christopher Brookmyre, like the very best who have made the shift from fact to fiction, draws on what's best in journalism: pace, pitch and pressure. His descriptions are concise and his dialogue snappy as he…

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