Quite Ugly One Morning

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Little, Brown Book Group, Jun 16, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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.

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User Review  - mstrust - LibraryThing

The Edinburgh police find a horrible mess in Dr. Ponsonby's flat, including the doctor's mangled body. When the new upstairs neighbor is caught tip-toeing thorough the crime scene the police believe ... Read full review

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User Review  - BillPilgrim - LibraryThing

I recently read some of Brookmyre's books, a recent series featuring Jasmine Sharp and Catherine McCleod, and Glen Fallon. I enjoyed those very much, so here I read what I think is the first book in ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes.

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