cover image Quite Ugly One Morning

Quite Ugly One Morning

Christopher Brookmyre. Grove/Atlantic, $12 (214pp) ISBN 978-0-8021-3861-3

In Christopher Brookmyre's wild and wildly funny debut crime novel, Quite Ugly One Morning, which won Britain's First Blood Award, journalist and hedonist Jack Parlabane (""different day... same hangover"") investigates the murder of a young, well-to-do citizen of Edinburgh. Crooked cops, guns-for-hire and cheating spouses complicate matters as does Jack's growing affection for the dead man's wife.