At first glance I wouldn’t have thought that Christopher Brookmyre would be my sort of author. He writes gritty,down to earth crime fiction, with no punches withheld. And when my son first lent me Quite Ugly One Morning I wasn’t at all sure that I would like it. I was wrong, I loved it – see here.
Brookmyre, a Scottish author, tackles corruption and social injustice in his books; they are satirical and full of bite, full of tension and pace. Before he became a full-time writer he was a journalist. After writing Quite Ugly One Morning he went on to write:
- Country of the Blind, 1997
- Not the End of the World, 1998
- One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night, 1999
- Boiling a Frog, 2000
- A Big Boy did it and Ran Away, 2001
- The Sacred Art of Stealing, 2003
- Be My Enemy, 2004
- All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye, 2005
- A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil, 2006
- The Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks, 2007
- A Snowball In Hell, 2008
- Pandaemonium, 2009
(Links go to Wikipedia)
Crime Fiction Alphabet is hosted by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise.