When her father’s killer, Glen Fallan, is arrested for another murder, PI Jasmine Sharp enters an underworld where violence is a way of life and vengeance spans generations. DS Catherine McLeod has one major Glaswegian gangster in the mortuary and another in the cells for killing him - which ought to be cause for celebration. But this case is far more dangerous than it appears on the surface; deeper than skin, darker than blood.…
©2013 Christopher Brookmyre (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
"Prodigiously funny and inventive, here he takes crime fans exactly where they want to go." (Daily Telegraph)
"Tense, moving, and gloriously twisted." (Mark Billingham)
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"Excellent Detective Story plus very black humour"
The story was a cracker, twists and unexpected turns, with a satisfying finish
The final meeting with Doak
Glasgow hardmen meet their match in a 7 stone girl. (I'll never eat a pumpkin again)
Superb, one of Brookmyre's best.
"A BRAW STOY"
I enjoyed listening to this very much - so much that it stopped me doing things I should have been doing. It was a storyline with a lot of characters who took a while to come together and a surprisingly 'feel good' end. The story line was good and the narrator was good. I feel a wee bit sorry for non-Scottish listeners as Mr Brookmyre drops a fair few bits of the vernacular in there. Well done Mr B - I enjoy his crime novels much more than his Sc-iFi ones
"Another excellent Jasmine Sharp story"
It was another great episode of the Jasmine Sharp world. In typical style Brookmyre weaves a believable Glasgow story with the usual characters. The truth is finally revealed about Jasmine's father as she tries to prove the innocence of her sometime protector and mentor Fallon.
Probably the dispatch of the arch villain by Jasmine Sharp, horrifyingly icky.
As usual her performance was excellent, she gives life to the characters and the Glasgow turn of phrase is brought to life by her silky Scottish voice.
Revenge of the bams!
Brookmyre's work is excellent, I have followed him for many years through many characters. Jasmine Sharp has grown as a character through the three books to a likeable, intelligent and Machiavellian character in true Brookmyre style. In fact the cast of regular characters have all grown into three dimensional people that you can't but fail to care for. If you are looking for a good taste of Glasgae wrapped up in a rip roaring story, this book is for you.
"A really enjoyable listen"
Gripping, moving, funny.
It is hard to say. The storyline is excellent and follows on really well from the two earlier books in the series, the characters are extremely well drawn, it manages to be serious, tragic, and funny all at the same time. Also the narration and the Glasgow accents and speech forms are very droll but also help create the authentic atmosphere of the setting.
None. They are all good. Or one could say that Glasgow itself becomes a character through the use of language, accent and dialect.
No, I wanted to savour it. I was sorry it ended.
I'll definitely listen to it again.
"Plot spoiler for Book 1 - thanks Audible!"
I am currently listening to the first in the series and, as I was enjoying is so much, decided to look at the next in the series. The first line of the description reveals away a major plot twist in book one, which I hadn't got to yet. AAAARRGGGGHHHH.
I realise that the descriptions on Audible are usually blurbs from the publisher, cut and pasted but for goodness' sake, sort it out!
I want my money back for the previous book. and yes, you probably won't post this but I needed a good moan...
brookmyre's reliably dark humour, with the scottishisms I don't routinely get to hear. always not quite the punchline I expected.
because I'm sentimental, I enjoyed a loose end from previous books in the series tied up,. apart from the riveting page-turniness of the plot of course
mainly laugh, often out loud
I always look out for the next CB
Yes, it has a deep enough plot to warrant a second listen also the narration was enjoyable and well paced
The interaction of the characters and the buiding of the plot
For me she bought the characters to life and added a local Scottish emphasis to words and phrases I would not consider
No but not because of it's quality but more to the fact I like to absorb and consider what I have listened to in books like this and try to predict thier path
A good book well worth a credit
I'm a great fan of Brookner, particularly his earlier books which were so sharp and seriously funny. One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night was an absolute blinder.
But in this book he takes himself a little too seriously with a wildly complex and convoluted plot and enough characters to win an independence referendum. I found myself losing interest about halfway through
"Excellent just Excellent"
So looking forward to the next book,Christopher Brookmyre is a genius,i thought after the Jack Parlabane books i wouldnt like another but after this I cant wait for the next one
"Great characters and a strong narrative"
Having listened to and enjoyed the first two parts of this trilogy I was not disappointed by the third. Strong characters and two entwined narratives make this a compelling listen.
An excellent narrator, I felt I could visualise each protagonist - except one! My only complaint is the voice she gave Catherine McLeod was not a good fit. Way too "common"!
Ninety nine and three quarters out of ten!
I hope a fourth part is in the works!
I've rediscovered Brookmyre in recent months - and I'm right pleased about it. His stories generally have a few common characters throughout - and they are all quite engaging. This particular yarn follows an earlier tale and wraps up a few outstanding issues via a decent why/who dunnit. I tend to be wary of female narrators, but Sarah Barron is really good.
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