Where the Bodies Are Buried

Where the Bodies Are Buried

Book - 2012
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Where the Bodies Are Buried is the latest work from Scottish crime writer Christopher Brookmyre, best known for his comic crime novels. His latest book is just as richly Scottish as his earlier work, but it is his grittiest and most realistic novel yet.

When small-time heroin dealer Jai McDiarmid turns up dead one fine Glasgow morning, no one is that surprised - he'd been sleeping with a drug trafficker's girlfriend and had made himself a lot of enemies - so many, in fact, that Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod doesn't know where to start when she is assigned to the case. Meanwhile, out-of-work actress Jasmine Sharp is doing her best to be a private investigator, but her PI mentor Uncle Jim, who was meant to be showing her the ropes, has just disappeared in mysterious circumstances. She begins looking at the open cases that Jim was investigating - which sends her into trouble, fast. And when she soon finds out that Jim's disappearance has something to do with Jai's death, she teams up with Catherine - and together they stumble upon an old open case which throws everything into question. In Glasgow, nothing is quite what it seems.
Publisher: New York :, Atlantic Monthly Press ;, [Berkeley, Calif.] :, Distributed by Publishers Group West,, [2012]
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780802120250
Branch Call Number: M BROO
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 24 cm


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hgeng63 Dec 02, 2013

Solid police procedural with plodding plotting & a wee touch of Glasgow. A lot of the violence happens offstage.

Sep 13, 2013

It takes a little bit (or it took me a little bit) to get used to the accents/dialects in "Glasca," as it is called. But this is a terrific mystery in the end. Twisty plotting moves right along. Fine characters who I am eager to learn more about. On to book 2 in the series and here's hoping there are more to come after that.

JeremiahSutherland Oct 29, 2012

I've been an avid fan of Brookmyre's since I picked up his first book so many years ago. As I recall, he's always taken many digressions when telling his stories. The last two I've read have suffered the most from this habit as he seems to be running out of interesting things to write.

mikeyppl Jul 23, 2012

This is one of the best books I've read so far this year.


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