Quite Ugly One Morning - Jack Parlabane (Paperback)
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Quite Ugly One Morning - Jack Parlabane (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 03/07/1997
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The first book in the Jack Parlabane series, from author Christopher Brookmyre.

Yeah, yeah, the usual. A crime. A corpse. A killer. Heard it. Except this stiff happens to be a Ponsonby, scion of a venerable Edinburgh medical clan, and the manner of his death speaks of unspeakable things. Why is the body displayed like a slice of beef? How come his hands are digitally challenged? And if it's not the corpse, what is that awful smell?

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

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349108858
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 222 g
Dimensions: 245 x 203 x 21 mm


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A lean, nasty, fun little page-turner that unfolds in a world where such abilities can come in handy * New York Times *
A sharp, funny novel, with strong characters and some smart dialogue * TLS *
A great title and a thrillingly unpleasant murder mystery * Esquire *
A wicked satire...excellent plotting and a goodly amount of acidic one-liners * Scotsman *
Christopher Brookmyre's wild and wildly funny debut crime novel * Publishers Weekly *
Thrillingly unpleasant * ESQUIRE *
A sharp, funny novel, with strong characters and some smart dialogue * TLS *
A wicked satire...excellent plotting and a goodly amount of acidic one-liners * THE SCOTSMAN *
a great title and a thrillingly unpleasant murder mytery. * ESQUIRE *

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“This started something”

This was the first Christopher Brookmyre novel I read and it really started something. I was hardly past the first few pages and found myself compelled to read the whole thing.

I know this sits in the crime section,... More

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“Quite Ugly One Morning”

This has the funniest first chapter I have ever read. Even now, it still makes me cry with laughter. This was the first Christopher Brookmyre that I read, and the first featuring Jack Parlabane, investigative... More

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“Quite Ugly One Morning”

I bought this book having read the reviews and wished I hadn’t, I found neither the plot nor the characters credible and the “fun” side of it quite passed me by. If you find descriptions of people wading through... More

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