The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

Art of Dying

Canongate Books|29 August 2019|416 pages|e-book|Review copy|5*

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Many thanks to Canongate Books for an e-book review copy via NetGalley.

6 thoughts on “The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

  1. I always like it when a novel has a strong sense of place and time as well as a solid plot, Margaret, and it sounds as though this one has both. I like Brookmyre’s work under his own name, and I give him credit for going in a new direction with this one. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. I never realised Ambrose Parry was a pseudonym. I wonder how the writing process works when there are two of you involved. I can see them collaborating on plot and character development but writing can be done by only one person. So do they take it in turns to write scenes or does one write and the other polish. Not expecting you to know Margaret; just musing ….

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    1. You made me smile – I was asking the same questions as I read the book. So I’ve had a dig around the internet and found this article in which Nicci Gerrard and her husband, Sean French, who write as Nicci French, share tips with new pseudonym on the block, Ambrose Parry – Chris Brookmyre and his wife, Dr Marisa Haetzman. Very interesting!


    1. As far as I remember these Ambrose Parry books are not similar to his first book written on his own. Maybe have a look at a library copy (if your library has one, of course) first.


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