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Christopher Brookmyre: Quite Ugly One Morning Christopher Brookmyre: Quite Ugly One Morning Christopher Brookmyre: Quite Ugly One Morning Christopher Brookmyre: Quite Ugly One Morning Christopher Brookmyre: Quite Ugly One Morning Christopher Brookmyre: Quite Ugly One Morning

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.

'The dialogue is a joy throughout and the plot crackles along with confident gusto and intelligence …an assured debut by a talented writer.'

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Abacus, London, 2013
282 oldal · ISBN: 9780349138848
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Time Warner, 2004
ISBN: 1405500727 · Felolvasta: David Tennant
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Abacus, London, 1997
220 oldal · ISBN: 9780349108858

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Christopher Brookmyre: Quite Ugly One Morning

Az első része egy 8 kötetes sorozatnak skót szerzőtől – legszívesebben elolvasnám a többi részt is spoiler. Egy rettenetes hentelős gyilkossággal indul, véres darabolós érthetetlen, aztán persze megjelenik a „nyomozó”, aki újságíró és nagyjából Daniel Craig jut róla eszembe mint James Bond… Krimi létére nagyon sok vicces beszólás is van benne, egyfajta csendes ironikus röhögéssel kísérik a szereplők a saját életüket és a történetet.


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Black_Venus>!

Deep down he had suspected that it wasn't quite cataclysmically hellish enough yet, but now Skinner was here, and the final piece was in place. What this situation had needed, what it had been audibly crying out for, was a glaikit, baw-faced, irritating, clumsy, thick, ginger-heided bastard to turn up and start cracking duff jokes, here was PC Gavin Skinner to answer the call.

3. oldal (Abacus, 1997)


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